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Using drugs on children in care

Title
Using drugs on children in care
Genre
News report; Interview; Vox pop
TX Date
Unknown
Year of production
1979
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Duration
00:48:12
Description
Report on the growing concern over use of drugs to control mentally ill or out of control children in care. Includes interviews with psychiatrist Dr Colin Brewer who believes drugs are used excessively; Eric Taylor, a lecturer in child psychology agrees, having completed research into the effects of drugs on children, he believes drugs should be used as a last resort, and only then on children with schizophrenia. Some of the children on the recieving end of the medication are spoken to about their experiences. Male reporter not identified.
Contributors
Colin Brewer; Eric Taylor
Keywords
Adolescents; Children (age group); Mental health; Drugs; Children in care; Medicine; Mental diseases; Psychiatry; Residential child care; Medical research; Schizophrenia

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