Clinical Handbook of Psychotropic Drugs for Children and Adolescents

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The use of psychotropic drugs in children and adolescents has grown exponentially in the past decade, with most drugs used not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in the pediatric population. Few studies exist showing the effects of these drugs in children and adolescents, and prescribers rely on efficacy and safety data obtained through studies in adult populations. Based on published literature including basic science, clinical trials, case reports, and clinical experience, the Clinical Handbook of Psychotropic Drugs for Children and Adolescents is a recent addition to the small armamentarium of available handbooks assisting in informed decision making when prescribing psychotropic drugs for children and adolescents.​

J Clin Psychiatry 2005;66(12):1617-1617