Recent international trends in psychotropic medication prescriptions for children and adolescents

@article{Steinhausen2014RecentIT,
  title={Recent international trends in psychotropic medication prescriptions for children and adolescents},
  author={Hans-Christoph Steinhausen},
  journal={European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry},
  year={2014},
  volume={24},
  pages={635-640}
}
  • Hans-Christoph Steinhausen
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine
  • European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Prescriptions of psychotropic medications have become an important intervention for many children and adolescents with mental disorders, and the rise of these prescriptions is debated intensively both among experts and the public. This review reports some recent international findings on point prevalence rates, cross-country comparisons, and time trends in psychotropic medication prescriptions for children and adolescents. Besides the total prescription rates, figures for antidepressants… CONTINUE READING
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