Rate of psychotropic drug use higher in teens with ASD, ADHD

02/26/2012 | DoctorsLounge.com

A study in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology found greater use of psychotrophic medications among adolescents with both autism spectrum disorder and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder than those with ASD or ADHD alone. Black adolescents with ASD alone or both ASD and ADHD were less likely to receive medications than their white counterparts.

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