This Teen Prescribed 10 Psychiatric Drugs. She’s Not Alone. This is the normal practice. Psychotropic Polypharmacy Prescribing Trends; study published in 2020 in journal Pediatrics; Adderall shortages

by Paul Alexander

found that 40.7 percent of people ages 2 to 24 who were prescribed a drug for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder were also prescribed at least one other medication for depression, anxiety, etc.

‘The study found more than 50 different psychotropic medicines prescribed in such combinations, and a review by The New York Times found that roughly half of the drugs were not approved for use in adolescents, although doctors have discretion to prescribe as they see fit.’



This Teen Was Prescribed 10 Psychiatric Drugs. She’s Not Alone.


Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Psychotropic Polypharmacy Prescribing Trends


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