Amid concerns about the effects of psychiatric medication, use of the drugs in children appears to be slowing.

The drop is most pronounced among younger children. One estimate indicates that prescriptions of psychiatric drugs for children under age 10 dropped 4 percent last year.

Meanwhile, prescriptions of such drugs for kids under age 18 rose 5.2 percent in 2008, down from an 8.73 percent increase the previous year, according to data from market researcher SDI Health.

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This comes after years of gains in the children’s market for psychiatric drugs, reports The Wall Street Journal. To read more click here.