oppositional defiant disorder

Oppositional Defiant Disorder: Therapies vs. Drugs

Are doctors prescribing antipsychotic meds too much and too soon? Many studies have shown the increasing use of antipsychotic medications for pediatric patients. And, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2.4 percent of adolescents on Medicaid are prescribed antipsychotic medications. Medicating too soon? Pediatricians and psychiatrists from the University of Vermont are startled by the increasing rates …

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