Judicious prescribing of psychotropic medication for children and adolescents
Mental health disorders occur in 10-20% of youth and by age 18, account for 75% of all adult mental illness . The Growing up in Ireland study reported that at age 17, 10% self-reported having been given a diagnosis of anxiety or depression and 4% were in current treatment . They often run a chronic course with significant personal, family, and societal costs, with mental illness now being recognised as a leading cause of global burden of disease and years lived with a disability . Early and appropriate multi-modal intervention is therefore essential to minimise associated adverse effects.
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Published CitationMcNicholas F, Moore K, Gavin B, Hayden JC. Judicious prescribing of psychotropic medication for children and adolescents. Ir Med J. 2022;115(4):576.
Publication Date29 April 2022
- School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences
- Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences
- Health Professions Education
- Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders
- Population Health and Health Services
PublisherIrish Medical Association
- Published Version (Version of Record)