Term: Antipsychotic Medications (children)

Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2008-11-18


Medications that traditionally have been used to treat children with conditions such as psychoses or Tourette Syndrome, and in some cases to lessen severe self-injurious or aggressive behaviours which can be associated with autism and mental retardation ( Cooper et al., 2004 ).

For a list of antipsychotic medications for children, including the DINs and ATC codes, used in the Child Health Atlas Update (2008), please see the Links section below.

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