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First- and Second-Generation Antipsychotics for Children and Young Adults

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Disorders Treated by Antipsychotics in Pediatric Use

The clinical literature includes studies of first-generation and second-generation antipsychotics for treatment of these disorders:

  • Pervasive developmental disorders
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and disruptive behavior disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Schizophrenia and related psychosis
  • Tourette’s syndrome
  • Behavioral issues

No clinical studies were found for obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, or anorexia nervosa.