Antipsychotics were most commonly prescribed to youth 19 years and younger for an off-label use – disruptive behavioral disorders.

More info: Authors evaluated outpatient prescription insurance claims for Texas Medicaid antipsychotics between January 1, 1998, and December 31, 2001 for youth 19 years and younger. Of these claims, 35% of use was off-label for disruptive behavioral disorders; ADHD being most common example of this disorder, followed by oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder and impulse control disorder. Depressive disorders, also off-label, were the...

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