Use of Antipsychotics in Children and Adolescents (December)

Date of Issue: 12/01/2010 | Volume: 1 | Number: 5

Issue Links:Learning Objectives | Editorial Information

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In This Issue


Management of Antipsychotic Induced Weight Gain

Topics: Antipsychotics

Antipsychotics are effective at many things, including inducing weight gain.

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Combined Oral Contraceptives: A General Overview

Topics: Antipsychotics | Women's Issues in Psychiatry

Given the teratogenicity of certain psychiatric drugs like mood stabilizers and antipsychotics, it is logical and responsible to offer contraception to patients for whom these drugs are prescribed. However, actually doing so can be complicated.

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Expert QA

Side Effects of Antipsychotics in Children

Topics: Antipsychotics | Child Psychiatry

At a certain point [in my research career], with all the children and adolescents who were being prescribed psychiatric medications, I thought that the adverse effects of antipsychotics in this young patient population were worth examining.

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Research Update

TV, Video Games, And Attention Problems

Topics: ADHD | Child Psychiatry

Researchers have often found an association between television viewing and higher rates of attention problems over time, though not all studies have supported this link.

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