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Ethics of Prescribing Psychotropic Medications to Children

Discuss the ethics of prescribing psychotropic medications to children. What guidelines would you use to decide whether or not to recommend such medications? Provide the rationale for your response based on scientific evidence from a professional literature.

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The use of psychotropic medications in children pose benefits as well as risks. Benefits are obvious, the control of psychiatric behaviors. Some risks are the misdiagnosis of a mental health disorder, treated by the wrong medication, frequent changes in body psychically and biologically needing ...

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One paragraph explanation with reference