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Child Mental Health Screenings

25 Feb 2008

By Karen Brown

As of January 1st, all pediatricians in Massachusetts are required to screen their young medicaid patients for mental health problems. It's a court-mandated move that supporters hope will identify more troubled children and get them earlier treatment. But some also worry the screenings could put more stress on a log-jammed system. WFCRs Karen Brown reports.

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Copyright 2008. Used with permission from WFCR, Amherst Public Radio.

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