Children, teens, and the safety of psychotropic medicines

 ADHD in the News 2020-08-06

Medicines prescribed for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders — known as psychotropic drugs — have largely been studied in adults. This concerns many parents whose children take these drugs regularly...Now a recent systematic review of multiple studies done in children and adolescents offers new guidance on safety for commonly used medicines.