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Parental attitudes toward the prescription of psychotropic medications for their children.

Authors
  • Al-Haidar, Fatima A1
  • 1 Department of Psychiatry, King Khalid University Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. , (Saudi Arabia)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of family & community medicine
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2008
Volume
15
Issue
1
Pages
35–42
Identifiers
PMID: 23012165
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Although most parents agreed to give their children psychotropic drugs if necessary, they preferred to start with psychotherapy sessions before giving them the drugs. Fear and worries about such issues as side effects of drugs or addiction should be considered. Pressure from school should also be considered when deciding on drug therapy.

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