Psychotropic prescriptions for toddlers increase as ADHD cases, psychiatric conditions rise

 ADHD in the News 2016-02-17

To determine the scope and implications of this issue, Infectious Diseases in Children spoke with several experts, including child psychiatrists and general pediatricians, about the reliability of raw statistical prescription data, the difficulties associated with diagnosing behavioral and psychiatric conditions among young children, the effectiveness of psychological therapy and the risk-benefit associated with off-label use of psychotropic drugs.