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Psychotropic medication profile in a community youth mental health service in Australia

Aprajita Dharni and Dominiek Coates

Children and Youth Services Review, 2018, vol. 90, issue C, 8-14

Abstract: There has been a rise in the use of psychotropic medication in young people, despite limited risk-benefit profile of psychotropic medication for this population. Given their side effect profile, the use of psychotropic medications should occur with caution. This study investigated psychotropic prescribing pattern in a public youth community mental health service and gives an estimate of general level of psychotropic medication use in this setting.

Keywords: Psychotropic medication; Adolescent mental health; Prescribing patterns; Antidepressants; Antipsychotics (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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