Use of antipsychotics by child and adolescent psychiatrists

  • Ram J
  • Vanstraellen M
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Abstract

Comments on the article by K.Slaveska et al (see record 2000-03467-007) on the prescribing of antipsychotics in child psychiatry. J. Ranjan Ram and M. Vanstraellen report the results of their survey of 46 child and adolescent psychiatrists, which included quite different findings. They found that a majority of the psychiatrists would prescribe atypical antipsychotics, as 1st choice, which is in sharp contrast with the Slaveska et al findings. The authors suggest that the wide variations in findings highlight the need for further discussions on good medical treatment in this particular age group. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2014 APA, all rights reserved).

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Ram, J. R., & Vanstraellen, M. (2008). Use of antipsychotics by child and adolescent psychiatrists. Psychiatric Bulletin, 23(03), 182–183. https://doi.org/10.1192/pb.23.3.182-b

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