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Medicating Young Minds
I'm glad that TIME has written about the disorders that affect so many children and teenagers [Dec. 8]. Lots of people refuse to acknowledge childhood mental illness, but it does exist. I have been prescribed no fewer than 14 different medications in an attempt to control my depression and other mental problems. I have often been worried about the long-term effects of many drugs I have taken (several of which are being examined regarding their safety for children). I know that without medication I am a wreck, but I often feel as though I am somehow altering...

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