Antipsychotic Use in Kids with ADHD

Children’s Health Channel 4/8/14
(Ivanhoe Newswire) –

1/3 of ADHD children in foster care on antipsychotics

A new report in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology reports that off-label use of antipsychotic drugs
to treat children between the ages of 2 and 17 in the foster care system withADHD is on the rise. The drugs were used for an average of 180 days.

According to Dr. Harold Levinson, these data suggest several possibilities: Either foster children are severely disturbed and/or
psychotherapy and related help is not available or insufficiently used.

About Harold Levinson, M.D.
Formerly Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at New York University
Medical Center, Dr. Harold Levinson is currently Director of the Levinson
Medical Center for Learning Disabilities in Long Island, New York. He is a
well-known neuropsychiatrist, clinical researcher and author.

For more information, call 1(800)334-7323 or visit http://www.dyslexiaonline.com.
For more information, go to: http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/full/
10.1089/cap.2013.0094
http://www.ivanhoe.com/channels/p_channelstory.cfm?=33119

About Dr. Harold Levinson
About Harold Levinson, M.D. Formerly Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at New York University Medical Center, Dr. Harold Levinson is currently Director of the Levinson Medical Center for Learning Disabilities in Long Island, New York. He is a well-known neuropsychiatrist, clinical researcher and author. For more information, call 1(800) 334-7323 or visit: http://www.dyslexiaonline.com

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