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Can J Psychiatry. 1998 Aug;43(6):571-5.

The use of psychotropic medication in preschoolers: some recent developments.

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  • 1Department of Psychiatry, Montreal Children's Hospital, Quebec.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To provide an overview of the use of psychotropic drugs in preschoolers.

METHOD:

Literature review.

RESULTS:

Although controversy persists, the evidence suggests that preschool children are being given an increasing number of psychotropic drugs, especially by general practitioners and pediatricians.

CONCLUSION:

There is an urgent need to formally evaluate the efficacy of psychotropic medication for young children.

PMID:
9729682
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