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Screening Kids' Mental Health

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Recently, the state started requiring that all pediatricians screen their young medicaid patients for mental health problems.

It's a court-mandated move aimed at identifying troubled children and getting them earlier treatment.

But some also worry the screenings could put more stress on a mental health care system that's already under strain. From WFCR in Amherst, Karen Brown has more on this story.

Audio for this story will be available on WBUR's web site later today.

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

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