New study examines prescribing anti-psychotic medication for children with autism

Anti-psychotic medication is typically licensed in the UK for people with serious mental health conditions, such as schizophrenia. But in recent years, some anti-psychotic drugs have been prescribed more and more “off label”. That is, for a condition for which they do not have approval from the medicines regulatory agency to treat.

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Sinead Brophy, Professor in Public Health Informatics, Swansea University.

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