NIH-funded study finds that boys are more likely than girls to receive a prescription for antipsychotic medication regardless of age. Among antipsychotic users with mental disorder diagnoses, ADHD was the most common among youth ages 1-18. "Antipsychotics should be prescribed with care. They can adversely affect both physical and neurological function and some of their adverse effects can persist even after the medication is stopped,” said co-author Michael Schoenbaum, Ph.D., NIMH expert. http://1.usa.gov/1LVnFYH
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