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Resource ID: #9243
Subject: Mental Health
Source: Parenting Magazine



Parenting (San Francisco) reports on the construction of hundreds of new, private, for-profit psychiatric hospitals aimed at children; thousands of American children and teenagers are diagnosed as mentally ill and pay $500 to $800 a day through the health insurance plans of their parents; looks at the dramatic increase in the number of patients under the age of 12; finds that children are unnecessarily hospitalized in highly restrictive wards where they receive powerful medication, May 1992.

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