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Is prescribing psychiatric medicine to children is good or bad thing?

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In brief: Depends

It really depends on the situation.
Medications can be dramatically helpful for many conditions, when carefully prescribed by a trained child psychiatrist. On the other hand, there seems to be a trend towards over-prescribing of medications such as antipsychotics, stimulants, and antidepressants, sometimes off-label, and potentially with severe and unwarranted side effects.

In brief: Depends

It really depends on the situation.
Medications can be dramatically helpful for many conditions, when carefully prescribed by a trained child psychiatrist. On the other hand, there seems to be a trend towards over-prescribing of medications such as antipsychotics, stimulants, and antidepressants, sometimes off-label, and potentially with severe and unwarranted side effects.
Dr. Lincoln Bickford
Dr. Lincoln Bickford
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends...

Are they better off with medicine that they were before, or not? Good if better, bad if worse.

In brief: Depends...

Are they better off with medicine that they were before, or not? Good if better, bad if worse.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry

In brief: Child

In children please get 2nd or 3rd opinion, get psychological and neuropsychological testing done, meds must be used as a last resort and they can help with the right indication.

In brief: Child

In children please get 2nd or 3rd opinion, get psychological and neuropsychological testing done, meds must be used as a last resort and they can help with the right indication.
Dr. Ravi Chand
Dr. Ravi Chand
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