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

Cardiovascular Monitoring of Children and Adolescents Receiving Psychotropic Drugs
American Heart Association, 1998

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

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

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

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

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

Guide to Psychiatric Medications for Children and Adolescents
Guide from New York University's Child Study Center regarding types of medications, what they are prescribed for, and side effects; includes antipsychotics, antidepressants, stimulants and SSRIs.

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

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

Psychiatric Medications for Children & Adolescents: Questions to Ask
List of suggested questions parents should ask before agreeing to psychiatric medication treatment for their children and adolescents, from the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

Psychotropic Drugs in Very Young Children
Journal of the American Medical Association, February 23, 2000

The Role of Psychotropic Medication in the Treatment of Children in New York's Mental Health Inpatient Settings
Report from the New York State Commission on Quality of Care, 1992, about the use of psychotropic drugs on kids in psychiatric inpatient settings.

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

Trends in the Prescribing of Psychotropic Medications to Preschoolers
Journal of the American Medical Association, February 23, 2000 [PDF]

Understanding How Psychiatric Medications Are Approved and Used for Children
An article from the New York University Child Study Center.

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

What Parents Should Know About Treatment of Behavioral and Emotional Disorders in Preschool Children
A publication from the American Psychological Association.

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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-disorders/summary.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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