Summary #702

Study: Too Many Kids With ADHD Given Antipsychotic Drugs
  • Study shows that 2.6% of youths diagnosed with ADHD were prescribed antipsychotic drugs within a year of diagnosis.
  • This is four times more than among young people in general, and it was even higher (4.3%) in children aged 3-5 diagnosed with ADHD.
  • Children using antipsychotic drugs are at bigger risk for weight gain, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, and even unexpected death.
  • Many physicians prescribe antipsychotics without first trying less dangerous stimulants like Ritalin and Adderall, which are recommended for treating ADHD.


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