Prescribing Antipsychotics in Aggressive Children With ADHD
The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report, Volume 9, Number 5, July 2018
Candace Good, MD
Child & adolescent psychiatrist, SunPointe Health, State College, PA
Dr. Good has disclosed that she has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
It’s a vexing question: At what point do you consider prescribing antipsychotics for aggressive children? The potential side effects—weight gain, sedation, possible movement side effects, and metabolic abnormalities—encourage us to think long and hard about this, and there are few good evidence-based guidelines.