Antipsychotic Drug Use Among Youth

Submitted by Danielle Smith on Fri, 17 Jul 2015, 1:54pm

The following interview is with Professor Mark Olfson, a professor of clinical psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center. Professor Olfson conducted a study entitled, "Treatment of young people with antipsychotic medications in the United States," which found that though antipsychotic prescriptions had decreased in children and young children, there had been an increase in prescriptions among teenagers and young adults. Professor Olfson speaks with WKCR programmer Danielle Smith about the trends of antipsychotic medication among youth, the need for more education around the subject, and possible solutions for ensuring that adolescents are receiving the proper treatment.

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Thursday, July 16, 2015
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