Citizens Commission on Human Rights

The Mental Health Watchdog

Australian National Office

Why Are Our Toddlers Being Prescribed Antipsychotic Drugs?

Sue Dunlevy, National Health Reporter, 7 June 2014Boy in Blue Shirt Hiding and Looking UnhappyChildren under the age of four are being prescribed antipsychotic drugs in a shocking development that a government report has branded “worrying” and “concerning”.

The prescription of some atypical antipsychotics has more than doubled and more than more than 12,600 kids aged under 19 now using the powerful medications.


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