January 4, 2024 at 9:22 am

Study Finds Australian Children are Increasingly Prescribed Psychiatric Drugs for Unapproved Reasons

An article in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry Advances finds that Australian children and adolescents are increasingly being prescribed antipsychotics and antidepressants “with little to no evidence that they could treat their symptoms.”

The research, headed by Julie Klau of the University of Adelaide, “reveals that the majority of antipsychotic prescriptions written by general practitioners were for off-label complaints. Additionally, “most of the service users prescribed antipsychotics were also prescribed other psychotropic drugs simultaneously.” Read more at https://www.madinamerica.com/2024/01/antipsychotic-prescriptions-increasing-for-children-and-adolescents-in-australian-primary-care-services/.