Journal article

Unmet needs in paediatric psychopharmacology: Present scenario and future perspectives.

Antonio M Persico, Celso Arango, Jan K Buitelaar, Christoph U Correll, Jeffrey C Glennon, Pieter J Hoekstra, Carmen Moreno, Benedetto Vitiello, Jacob Vorstman, Alessandro Zuddas, undefined European Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychopharmacology Network

Eur Neuropsychopharmacol | Published : 2015

Abstract

Paediatric psychopharmacology holds great promise in two equally important areas of enormous biomedical and social impact, namely the treatment of behavioural abnormalities in children and adolescents, and the prevention of psychiatric disorders with adolescent- or adult-onset. Yet, in striking contrast, pharmacological treatment options presently available in child and adolescent psychiatry are dramatically limited. The most important currently unmet needs in paediatric psychopharmacology are: the frequent off-label prescription of medications to children and adolescents based exclusively on data from randomized controlled studies involving adult patients; the frequent lack of age-specific ..

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