08/05/2008 00:00

Prescription of Antipsychotics to Children on the Rise

The prescription of antipsychotics by GPs has almost doubled between 1992 and 2005, most notably in children aged 7 to 12 years of age. The findings have sparked off fears amoungst experts who warn that antipsychotics should be used with great caution in children due to their developing brains.

Read more at http://www.ukmicentral.nhs.uk/headline/database/story.asp?NewsID=6987 and http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7334067.stm.

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