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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Rate of Foster Kids on Psychotropic Drugs Falls

Rate of Foster Kids on Psychotropic Drugs Falls


In a 2004 report titled “Forgotten Children” that highlighted the overuse of psychotropic medication by foster children in Texas, then-state Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn wrote of a foster child who was prescribed 11 medications in one month, including two antidepressants and two stimulants to treat ADHD, at a cost of $1,088 to the state’s Medicaid program.

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