Spike in number of Australian children put on antipsychotic drugs
Joel Magarey news.com.au 18 Dec 2018
New figures have revealed a worrying trend among Aussie children, which leaves them exposed to damaging side effects. Doctors are putting more than 1,000 additional Australian children per on sedating antipsychotic drugs that can cause obesity, diabetes, brain impairment and movement disorders, “very concerning” federal government figures show.
Australia’s peak healthcare safety body is investigating “inappropriate” prescribing to children of of the controversial medications warning, they “can cause long-term harm, even at low doses.”