A Brief History of the Science and Ethics of Antipsychotics and Off-Label Prescribing

  title={A Brief History of the Science and Ethics of Antipsychotics and Off-Label Prescribing},
  author={N. D. Pietro},
  • N. D. Pietro
  • Published 2015
  • Medicine
  • Abstract The advent of antipsychotic medications in the mid-twentieth century ushered in a new era of psychopharmacological research and treatment that has benefited countless patients with severe, intractable mental illnesses. Over the years, however, their use to treat a variety of non-psychotic-related conditions has grown steadily, especially in children, despite evidence of unwanted negative side effects and uncertainties about their effectiveness. This chapter introduces the history of… CONTINUE READING

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