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The medicated child/DVDI [videorecording] / a Frontline co-production with RainMedia, Inc.

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Schricker Main Library 618.928 MED (Text) 30032001611331 INSTRUCTIONAL DVD Available -

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  • ISBN: 0793694272
  • ISBN: 9780793694273
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (approx. 60 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Distributed by PBS Home Video, c2008.

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General Note: Title from container.
Region 1, widescreen format; stereo.
Originally broadcast as a segment of the television program Frontline on January 8, 2008.
Special feature: Discussion guide.
Formatted Contents Note: 1. What is going on? -- 2. DJ's story -- 3. The debate and confusion over diagnosing bipolar -- 4. Jessica's story -- 5. The lack of data: what works? What's safe? -- 6. The medication dilemma -- 7. Solutions to the lack of knowledge -- 8. Updates on the stories.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Written, produced and directed by Marcela Gaviria ; edited by Daisy Wright ; narrated by Will Lyman.
Summary, etc.: In recent years, there's been a dramatic increase in the number of children being diagnosed with serious psychiatric disorders and prescribed medications that are just beginning to be tested in children. The drugs can cause serious side effects, and virtually nothing is known about their long-term impact. "It's really to some extent an experiment, trying medications in these children of this age," child psychiatrist Dr. Patrick Bacon tells FRONTLINE. "It's a gamble. And I tell parents there's no way to know what's going to work."
System Details Note: DVD format.
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Subject: Pediatric psychopharmacology.
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder > Treatment.
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder > Diagnosis.

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