Korean J Psychopharmacol.  2013 Jan;24(1):11-17.

Use of Atypical Antipsychotics in Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

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  • 1Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, Hallym University, Anyang, Korea. honghj88@gmail.com

Abstract

Psychopharmacotherapy is one of the effective treatments for the children and adolescents with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). If there were a marginal improvement or significant adverse effects after having the first line medication such as psychostimulants and atomoxetine, the youth with ADHD can take alternative medications. If they have comorbidities such as disruptive behavior disorder, bipolar disorder, mental retardation and tic disorder, they need to have more medications. Recently, prescriptions of atypical antipsychotics were increasing among them. The efficacy, safety, and tolerability of atypical antipsychotics in the youth should be considered.

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ADHD; Psychopharmacotherapy; Atypical antipsychotics; Children and adolescents
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