Ohio to Review Antipsychotics in Foster and Other Children

Kermit Cole
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The state of Ohio plans to invest $1 million in the next three years to review the use of psychiatric drugs prescribed to children, according. Ohio Medicaid’s medical director notes that there has been an increase in the use of psychotropics, without a corresponding increase in mental health diagnoses. “One of the things that we’re uncertain of at this time is is there an over-prescription problem or not,” said Ohio Medicaid Director John McCarthy.

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Kermit Cole
Kermit Cole, MFT, founding editor of Mad in America, works in Santa Fe, New Mexico as a couples and family therapist. Inspired by Open Dialogue, he works as part of a team and consults with couples and families that have members identified as patients. His work in residential treatment — largely with severely traumatized and/or "psychotic" clients — led to an appreciation of the power and beauty of systemic philosophy and practice, as the alternative to the prevailing focus on individual pathology. A former film-maker, he has undergraduate and master's degrees in psychology from Harvard University, as well as an MFT degree from the Council for Relationships in Philadelphia. He is a doctoral candidate with the Taos Institute and the Free University of Brussels. You can reach him at [email protected]

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