CHILDREN and MEDICATION RESOURCES

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These are General Children and Medication Resources.
Please also see:
Children and Medication for "ADHD" || Children and Medication for "Behavioral Disorders"
Children and Medication for "Early Puberty" || Children and Medication for Depression
"Chemical Restraints"


ARTICLES/INFORMATION/RESEARCH
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Psychotropic Drugs Can Reduce Bone Mass in Kids
"In a study that prospectively assessed the skeletal effects of these psychotropic drugs, researchers found that long–term SSRI treatment in children and adolescents was associated with reduced bone mass, and that long-term risperidone treatment was associated with failure to accrue bone mass."
merican Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology (ASCP) 2014 Annual Meeting, June 16, 2014.

Many Doctors Prescribe Sleep Medications to Kids
Reuters Health, May 6, 2003

FDA Wants to Suspend Pediatric Study Rule
Reuters Health, March 19, 2002

Ill Boy's New Hurdle: School Drug Rules
The Sacramento Bee, May 7, 2002

Toddlers Prescribed Drugs For Behavior
The Age, February 18, 2001

Use of Drugs to Control Kids Worries Specialists
The Miami Herald, July 2, 2001

Broward Schools Study Use of Medication With Students
Sun-Sentinel, June 8, 2001

From Diapers to Drugs
Salon.com, February 23, 2000

Good Behavior in a Pill
Cincinnati Post, April 15, 2000

Few Psychotropics Have Data for Use in Children
Pediatric News, 1999

Children & Psychotropic Drugs: What's an attorney to do?
ABA Child Law Practice, June 1997

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ORGANIZATIONS/AGENCIES
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American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
3615 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20016-3007
Phone: (202) 966-7300
www.parentsmedguide.org
Guides regarding children and psychotropic medications for depression and ADHD.

American Academy of Pediatrics
141 Northwest Point Blvd.
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-1098
Phone: (847) 434-4000
www.aap.org

American Counseling Association
5999 Stevenson Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22304-3300
TDD: (703) 823-6862
Toll-free: 1-800-347-6647
www.counseling.org

American Psychological Association
750 First Street, N.E.
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 336-5500
Toll-free: 1-800-374-2721
www.apa.org

National Institute of Mental Health: Treatment of Children with Mental Disorders
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 8184, MSC 9663
Bethesda, MD 20892-9663
Phone: (301) 443-4513
TTY: (301) 443-8431
Toll-free: 1-866-615-6464
www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/treatment-of-children-with-mental-illness-fact-sheet/index.shtml
Report from NIMH on the treatment of children with mental/emotional disorders; includes sections on medications and other treatments; info on commonly-prescribed psychotropic medications, side effects, and the approved ages for prescriptions.

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