Second-generation antipsychotics for the treatment of disruptive behaviour disorders in children: a systematic review.

@article{Pringsheim2012SecondgenerationAF,
  title={Second-generation antipsychotics for the treatment of disruptive behaviour disorders in children: a systematic review.},
  author={Tamara Pringsheim and Daniel P Gorman},
  journal={Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne de psychiatrie},
  year={2012},
  volume={57 12},
  pages={722-7}
}
OBJECTIVE The use of second-generation antipsychotics (SGAs) in youth has increased considerably. Increases are mainly attributable to treatment of disruptive behaviour disorders (DBDs). Our objective was to review the evidence regarding the efficacy of SGAs for DBDs in youth. METHOD We performed a systematic review of all randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of SGAs and placebo for the treatment of DBDs in youth, focusing on efficacy data. RESULTS Eight RCTs in youth with DBDs were included… CONTINUE READING
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