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Screening kids poses risk of harm

October 3, 2007

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YOUR OCT. 1 editorial " Better mental health for kids " correctly noted US District Judge Michael Ponsor's point that children's mental health problems are "often exacerbated by external traumas arising from poverty, family chaos or violence, drug abuse, separation from loved ones, and institutionalization." However, screening Medicaid-covered children for mental illness is not the answer. In fact, this approach ... (Full article: 213 words)

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