The practical effectiveness of second-generation antipsychotics in children and adolescents is an understudied issue. It is a crucial area of study, though, because such patients are often treated for long-lasting disorders. We carried out a 24-month (March 2012-March 2014) observational study on an unselected population of pediatric outpatients treated with risperidone, aripiprazole, olanzapine, or quetiapine aiming to (1) describe drug use,(2) compare post hoc the discontinuation rates due to specific causes and dose ...
1 Dec 2016
Volume: 77 Issue: 12 Pages: e1601-e1609
The Journal of clinical psychiatry