Navigation Links
Risks and benefits of antipsychotics in children and adolescents
Date:9/1/2008

This release is available in Spanish.

Background

Many of the psychiatric disorders observed in adults have their onset in childhood or adolescence. In fact some studies show that at least 20% of children and adolescents will fulfil a diagnostic criterion for a mental disorder before reaching adulthood. The presence of a major mental illness is certainly no less serious in children than in adults in fact, childhood onset of several psychiatric disorders predicts a worse illness course. Early manifestations of mental disorders may substantially impact the childs academic performance and achievement as well as his/her ability to develop age-appropriate social skills. Thus, appropriate identification and treatment of signs and symptoms of psychiatric illnesses during childhood and adolescence is critical for minimizing continued or additional psychiatric problems that put these children at risk later in life.

For many years old antipsychotics have been used for the treatment of conditions such as severe conduct disorders, Tourette syndrome, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia in children and adolescents. Treatment advances, particularly with the introduction of new-generation antipsychotic medications, have created a lot of expectations in the search for long-term, clinically effective treatments for this young population. The prescription of new-generation antipsychotics has become a widely accepted practice in the treatment of children and adolescents with psychotic disorders (Armenteros & David, 2006) and many other psychiatric conditions (Findling et al., 2005; Olfson et al., 2006). In fact, prescribing of new-generation antipsychotics has increased dramatically in recent years in the paediatric population (160% in the USA between 1990 and 2000) (Patel et al., 2005).

Few well-controlled studies have assessed the efficacy, safe
'/>"/>

Contact: Sonja Mak
s.mak@update.europe.at
43-140-557-340
European College of Neuropsychopharmacology
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related biology news :

1. NAS report offers new tools to assess health risks from chemicals
2. Less Arctic ice means higher risks, experts warn
3. Energy drinks may pose risks for people with high blood pressure, heart disease
4. Fresh-cut produce washing practices can minimize food-borne illness risks
5. Turtle studies suggest health risks from environmental contaminants
6. Too much or too little weight gain poses risks to pregnant mothers, babies
7. Baker Institute study, conference weigh risks for global energy markets
8. Tufts University biologists link Huntingtons disease to health benefits in young
9. The benefits of 80 million years without sex
10. New data shows benefits of MitraClip for patients with mitral regurgitation
11. RAND paper finds diesel, hybrid vehicles can provide more societal benefits than gas-powered autos
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/15/2014)... University of Missouri researchers have previously shown that ... to exercise exists. In a new study, Frank Booth, ... has found a potential link between the genetic pre-disposition ... at which mental maturation occurs. , For his study, ... extreme activity or extreme laziness. Booth then put the ...
(Date:4/15/2014)... The global experts who study the deadliest infectious ... Thomas G. Ksiazek, professors at the University of Texas ... 6th annual International Symposium on Filoviruses. The filoviruses include ... to 90 percent of people infected. The current outbreak ... more than 100 deaths so far. , "This ...
(Date:4/15/2014)... pastoral landscapes are some of the loveliest in the ... of the country,s pasture soils have become enriched in ... is then eaten by the cattle and sheep that ... Zealand; cadmium-enriched soils being reported worldwide. , The concern ... in meat and dairy products, human health and New ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Genetic pre-disposition toward exercise and mental development may be linked 2International research group recognizes UTMB experts 2International research group recognizes UTMB experts 3
... Alzheimer,s is set to take a step forward following ... automated 3D microscopy. An initiative between the ... Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology, the technology will ... as complex as nerve cells in the brain. ...
... is available in French . Vancouver, B.C. -- ... place at the wrong time. As a result of changing conditions, marine ... as three kilometres per year over the past 50 years, and forecasts ... years. Decisions on where to put MPAs weren,t always made with ...
... years, biologists have been amazed by the power of gecko ... roughly equivalent to carrying nine pounds up a wall without ... at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have discovered exactly how ... device that can hold 700 pounds on a smooth wall. ...
Cached Biology News:Marine protected areas: changing climate could require change of plans 2Inspired by gecko feet, UMass Amherst scientists invent super-adhesive material 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... January 15, 2014 This webinar ... on nonclinical and clinical safety assessment in biosimilars. ... guide a path for biosimilar drug development, however ... of biosimilarity with regards to quality, safety and ... of biosimilar drug development and registration, development strategies ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... NC (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 ... an enhancement to its Online Web Portal for Life ... now have the ability to specify the subject matter ... nearly 50 life science sub-domains. This will help reduce ... and scientific fields, and decrease the likelihood of error. ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... Doylestown, PA (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 ... – 11 p.m. , Location: Warrington Country Club, 1360 ... Hepatitis B Foundation, the only national nonprofit organization solely ... improving the quality of life for those affected worldwide, ... 11 at Warrington Country Club in Warrington, Pa. ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... York, NY (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 ... initiated coverage of Alliqua, Inc. (OTCQB: ALQA). Alliqua ... and marketing proprietary products to serve the wound ... , In late 2012, Alliqua was restructured ... launched the company’s new strategy to become a ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Xtalks Life Sciences Webinar Examines Safety Assessment of Biosimilars 2DTS Improves Efficiency for Life Science Document Translations 2Hepatitis B Foundation to Host Annual Crystal Ball Gala 2EquitiesIQ Initiates Coverage of Alliqua, Inc. 2EquitiesIQ Initiates Coverage of Alliqua, Inc. 3
... , , , , , , , ... , , 1691112, 100 g, ... Package Inserts/Product , Instructions , , German , ... version - 54 K , , US Material Safety , ...
... , , , Catalog Number, ... 1691104, Set, , , , ... , English , version - 24 K , ... US Material Safety , Data Sheets , , ...
... Here are some troubleshooting hints that we have gathered , regarding misincorporation or low fidelity of PCR reactions: , , ... , , , ... , <a , ... , , <a , ...
Cached Biology Technology:Trouble-shooting: Misincorporation or low fidelity 2Trouble-shooting: Misincorporation or low fidelity 3
... Combining linear motor and ballscrew ... pre-engineered Cartesian solutions that include ... management, and motors., , ... Pass through high-flex cabling for ...
UGT1A6 (D-20)...
... T Squareds patented high efficiency dynamic valve ... With the most compact, lightweight package in ... use in portable air and gas applications., ... high efficiency. , Includes DC Motor. ...
... designed for moving loads quickly and accurately. ... output while limiting overall size. The P5S-P ... ball bearings guided on two rails., ... provide energy absorption and controlled deceleration , ...
Biology Products: