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Anti-psychotic Medication Overprescribed to Australian Children, Experts Say

Sophie Scott, ABC News, 17 November 2014Adults Hand Full of Pills Childs HandNew figures have revealed the scale of how many Australian children are being given strong anti-psychotic medications.

The ABC has obtained data that shows more than 100,000 anti-psychotic prescriptions were written last year for Australian children.

By the National Reporting Team’s Alison Branley and medical reporter Sophie Scott.

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