Which are the safest psychotropic drugs for children and teens?

The study is the largest and most comprehensive to date on the topic, authors say

A metareview of adverse effects of 80 psychotropic drugs in children and adolescents finds five drugs that appear to have the best safety profile — and also nominates those with the poorest safety.

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In what is claimed to be the largest and most comprehensive evidence synthesis on the topic, international researchers scoured the literature on four major drug classes — antidepressants, antipsychotics, drugs for ADHD and mood stabilisers — looking for reports of 78 prespecifed adverse events.

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