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SCREENING KIDS' MENTAL HEALTH

RECENTLY, THE STATE STARTED REQUIRING THAT ALL PEDIATRICIANS SCREEN THEIR MEDICAID PATIENTS FOR MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS.

IT’S A COURT-MANDATED MOVE AIMED AT IDENTIFYING TROUBLED CHILDREN AND GETTING EARLIER TREATMENT. BUT SOME ALSO WORRY THE SCREENINGS COULD PUT MORE STRESS ON A MENTAL HEALTH CARE SYSTEM THAT'S ALREADY UNDER STRAIN.

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This program aired on February 28, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.

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Martha Bebinger covers health care and other general assignments for WBUR.

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