Study: Antipsychotic Use On The Rise Among Teens

The Washington Post (7/7, Gebelhoff) “To Your Health” blog reports in continuing coverage that a study published online July 1 in JAMA Psychiatry suggests that antipsychotic medication “use has been on the rise among adolescents, even though most had not been diagnosed with a mental disorder.” After analyzing “data from thousands of prescriptions to analyze trends between 2006 and 2010,” investigators also “expressed concern that in cases where there are diagnosed mental disorders, the antipsychotic drugs are being used to treat unapproved conditions, such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and depression.”

Related Links:

— “Most antipsychotic drugs prescribed to teens without mental health diagnosis, study says,” Robert Gebelhoff, Washington Post, July 6, 2015.

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