Anti-Psychotic Medication For Children - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

6/12/06

Anti-Psychotic Medication For Children

Doctors are writing six times as many anti-psychotic prescriptions for children and teens as they did in 1993.

A study at Columbia University finds that in 2002, more than 1.2 million anti-psychotic Prescriptions were written to treat things like disruptive behavior disorder, aggression and mood swings in kids under 21.

That's compared to just 200 thousand prescriptions like that in 1993. Another concern they say, many of the drugs were for anti-psychotics.  Which are not approved by the FDA for use in children.

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