Pediatric mania and second-generation antipsychotics: Efficacy, administration, and side effects
- David Axelson, MD
David Axelson, MD
- Professor of Psychiatry
- The Ohio State University College of Medicine
For children and adolescents with mania, second-generation antipsychotics are often efficacious and thus frequently prescribed. As an example, a nationally representative survey of outpatient visits for bipolar disorder in the United States between 2005 and 2009 found that in adolescents, antipsychotics were prescribed in 29 percent of the visits . In younger children, antipsychotics were prescribed in 12 percent of the visits.
This topic reviews the efficacy, administration, and side effects of second-generation antipsychotics in youth with mania. Other aspects of pediatric bipolar disorder are discussed separately, including an overview of choosing treatment; general principles of using pharmacotherapy; the efficacy and core elements of adjunctive psychotherapy; assessment and diagnosis; and the epidemiology, clinical features, and course of illness:To continue reading this article, you must log in with your personal, hospital, or group practice subscription. For more information on subscription options, click below on the option that best describes you:
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