Prevalence and patterns of psychotropic and anticonvulsant medication use in children and adolescents referred to residential treatment.

@article{Connor1998PrevalenceAP,
  title={Prevalence and patterns of psychotropic and anticonvulsant medication use in children and adolescents referred to residential treatment.},
  author={Daniel F. Connor and K R Ozbayrak and R J Harrison and Richard H. Melloni},
  journal={Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology},
  year={1998},
  volume={8 1},
  pages={27-38}
}
The prevalence and patterns of use of psychiatric and anticonvulsant medications were studied in 83 seriously emotionally disturbed children and adolescents at the time of their admission to a residential treatment facility. Youths (aged 5-19, mean = 13.6 years), consecutively admitted over 17 months, were assessed for the prevalence and patterns of use of psychotropic and anticonvulsant treatments. At admission, 76% of the youths were receiving psychiatric pharmacotherapy, 40% with more than… CONTINUE READING

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