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TOPIC: Foster Kids w/ ADHD Treated w/ Antipsychotic Drugs

Foster Kids w/ ADHD Treated w/ Antipsychotic Drugs 11 Apr 2014 16:14 #325

Too Many Foster Kids With ADHD Treated With Antipsychotic Drugs: Study
Posted April 10, 2014 by Robert Preidt


Antipsychotic drugs are increasingly being prescribed to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and teens in foster care, according to a new study.

The use of these drugs to treat ADHD has not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and is known as an "atypical" use, the researchers explained.

But their study found that antipsychotics were used to treat nearly one-third of foster care youth aged 2 to 17 who had been diagnosed with ADHD. The most common types of antipsychotics used were risperidone, aripiprazole and quetiapine.

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Continue reading: http://health.usnews.com/health-news/articles/2014/04/10/too-many-foster-kids-with-adhd-treated-with-antipsychotic-drugs-study
Last Edit: 20 Jul 2015 15:14 by michael.bailey.
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