Psychoactive-drug use among adolescents with psychiatric disorders.

  title={Psychoactive-drug use among adolescents with psychiatric disorders.},
  author={Jamila Groves and Sharyn R. Batey and Harry H. Wright},
  journal={American journal of hospital pharmacy},
  volume={43 7},
Demographic and medical data and data on the use of prescribed and illicit psychoactive drugs were collected retrospectively from medical records of patients admitted for the first time to the adolescent unit of a psychiatric hospital between July 1974 and June 1984. The frequency with which adolescents used prescribed and illicit drugs before admission, during hospitalization, and at discharge from the facility was examined. Data were analyzed for the entire study period and for three time… CONTINUE READING