Antipsychotics for Foster Kids: Most Commonly Prescribed Meds

Children in foster care have higher rates of emotional and behavioral problems, physical and developmental disabilities, and do worse in school compared to other children. And now, mounting evidence suggests that children in foster care are more likely to take multiple antipsychotic medications for longer periods of time than any other group of children. These types of medications include stimulants, antidepressants and mood stabilizers. A greater number of children with physical, mental and...Full Story
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