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Common pitfalls, and how to avoid them, in child and adolescent psychopharmacology: Part II

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Marc Woodbury-Smith, Dr Aditya SharmaORCiD



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© The Author(s) 2024.As Faculty of the British Association for Psychopharmacology course on child and adolescent psychopharmacology, we present here what we deem are the most common pitfalls, and how to avoid them, in child and adolescent psychopharmacology. In this paper, we specifically addressed common pitfalls in the pharmacological treatment of autism and intellectual disability, eating disorders, neuropsychiatric correlates of epilepsy, and psychosis. Pitfalls in relation to the treatment of other disorders are addressed in a separate paper (Part I).

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Author(s): Cortese S, Besag FMC, Clark B, Hollis C, Kilgariff J, Moreno C, Nicholls D, Wilkinson P, Woodbury-Smith M, Sharma A

Publication type: Review

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Psychopharmacology

Year: 2024

Pages: epub ahead of print

Online publication date: 17/03/2024

Acceptance date: 02/04/2018

ISSN (print): 0269-8811

ISSN (electronic): 1461-7285

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd


DOI: 10.1177/02698811241239596

PubMed id: 38494873