Antipsychotics Tied to Higher Unexpected Death Risk in Kids

Updated: Dec 22, 2018

Are anti-psychotic drugs taken by children and youth who do not have schizophrenia linked to a higher risk of unexpected death, or deaths other than from injuries or suicides? If so, does drug dose matter?

“Unexpected death was an important study end point because, absent adverse medication events, such deaths should rarely occur in a young population without serious somatic illness," authors wrote.

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