The Science And Ethics Of Antipsychotic Use In Children by Nina Di PietroThe Science And Ethics Of Antipsychotic Use In Children by Nina Di Pietro

The Science And Ethics Of Antipsychotic Use In Children

byNina Di PietroEditorJudy Illes

Hardcover | April 27, 2015

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The Science and Ethics of Antipsychotic Use in Childrenreviews the latest findings for the safety and efficacy of the rapidly rising incidence of antipsychotic use in children and examines tensions that are created by off-label use, both in clinical psychiatric practice and research. In the past ten years, the number of antipsychotics prescribed to children with psychiatric disorders has skyrocketed. Despite this rapid growth, most medications have been inadequately studied in children for safety or efficacy and many have serious adverse health. Measures are needed to ensure that the health and safety of children are being protected, and debates have emerged over whether or not clinical trials in this population should be conducted.



  • Offers coverage of efficacy, prevalence, and adverse impacts of the use of antipsychotics in children
  • Explores ethics challenges of clinical research in this patient population
  • Serves as a platform for future discussions designed to increase the safety of children taking antipsychotics
  • Edited work with chapters authored by leading neuroethicists in the field around the globe the broadest, most expert coverage available
Senior Research Fellow at the University of British Columbia's National Core for Neuroethics, Dr. Di Pietro also serves as the Neuroethics Program Lead for NeuroDevNet (Canadian org focused on children's neurodevelopmental disorders) and is described by one reviewer as a rising force in the field of neuroethics and developmental neuros...
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Title:The Science And Ethics Of Antipsychotic Use In ChildrenFormat:HardcoverDimensions:228 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:April 27, 2015Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0128000163

ISBN - 13:9780128000168

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Table of Contents

1: A Brief History of the Science and Ethics of Antipsychotics and Off-label Prescribing 2: Pharmacoepidemiology of antipsychotic use in Canadian children and adolescents 3: Do We Know if they Work and if they are Safe: Second Generation Antipsychotics for treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders and Disruptive Behavior Disorders in Children and Adolescents. 4: Ensuring the safety of children treated with second-generation antipsychotics 5: Pediatric clinical trial activity for antipsychotics and the sharing of results - a complex ethical landscape 6: Pathways to Overmedication and Polypharmacy: Case Examples from Adolescents with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders 7: Implementing Change in Prescribing Practices 8: Canadian initiatives and recommendations: Safeguarding the health of children and youth receiving off-label treatment with antipsychotics