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City Visions: Are We Overmedicating Our Kids?

Guest host Eric Jansen asks our panel of experts, are we overmedicating the next generation? From Adderall to Zoloft, doctors will prescribe psychiatric drugs to over 8 million children in the U.S. this year. Are these drugs helping or hurting our kids? Why do diagnosed rates of ADHD and depression and anxiety in children keep rising?


Dr. Sanford Newmark, Pediatrician and Director of the Pediatric Integrative Neurodevelopment Program at the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine; Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at UCSF; and author, ADHD Without Drugs, a Guide to the Natural Care of Children with ADHD.

Dr. Petra Steinbuchel, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Medical Director, Division of Mental Health and Child Development, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland.

Produced by: Anne Harper