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Are American children over-medicated for mental conditions? There's no clear-cut yes or no answer to this question. NIMH Director Dr. Thomas Insel says the U.S. is both overusing and underusing medications in kids and explains why 'we haven't found quite the right balance' ... And Stanford University's Dr. Kiki Chang discusses the possible reasons why bipolar seems to be a problem mainly in the United States
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Margaret Bassett passed away August 21, 2011. She was a treasured member of the Opednews.com editorial team for four years.

Margaret Bassett--OEN editor--is an 89-year old, currently living in senior housing, with a lifelong interest in political philosophy. Bachelors from State University of Iowa (1944) and Masters from Roosevelt University (1975) help to unravel important requirements for modern communication. Early introduction to computer science (1966) trumps them. It's payback time. She's been "entitled" so long she hopes to find some good coming off the keyboard into the lives of those who come after her.

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