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Kids With Mental Health Issues Respond Well To Treatment

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A government report reveals the latest statistics about the use of medications among children with mental health problems.

It states seven and a half percent of children between six and 17 years olds  took prescription medications for emotional or behavioral difficulties in 2011 and 2012. Children insured by medicaid were more likely to be taking these drugs than those who were uninsured or had private insurance.
And the medications seem to be effective. According to parents, 55-percent of the children were helped 'a lot' by the medications, while 26-percent of kids had 'some' improvement on specific types of medications.
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