Safe and judicious paediatric psychotropic prescribing

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/313151
Title:
Safe and judicious paediatric psychotropic prescribing
Authors:
McNicholas, F; Orakwue, N
Citation:
McNicolas, F and Orakwue, N "Safe and judicious paediatric psychotropic prescribing" Irish Medical Journal Feb 2014 Vol. 107 No. 2
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal (IMJ)
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal (IMJ)
Issue Date:
Feb-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/313151
Abstract:
Psychotropic medications are now a well-established and evidenced based treatment for increasing number of child mental health disorders prescribed at increasing frequencies and by increasing number of professional groups. Cliniciansâ perceived levels of competence and standardised monitoring lag behind prescribing practice and should be addressed by regular continuous professional development. A study specific questionnaire on psychotropic prescribing practice in children was mailed to all child psychiatrists and paediatricians working in Ireland and GPs from a selected Dublin CAMHS catchment area. Of the 116 who replied, (39% response rate), antidepressants (58.7%), antipsychotics (57.1%) and ADHD medications (36.5%) were most commonly prescribed. Results suggest increasing trends of monitoring amongst Irish clinicians over time, but with some lack of specificity. Commensurate with the wish of clinicians, ongoing training in paediatric psychopharmacology is considered essential in order to benefit from the increasing advances in pharmacology.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en

Full metadata record

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dc.contributor.authorMcNicholas, Fen_GB
dc.contributor.authorOrakwue, Nen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-20T14:50:16Z-
dc.date.available2014-02-20T14:50:16Z-
dc.date.issued2014-02-
dc.identifier.citationMcNicolas, F and Orakwue, N "Safe and judicious paediatric psychotropic prescribing" Irish Medical Journal Feb 2014 Vol. 107 No. 2en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/313151-
dc.description.abstractPsychotropic medications are now a well-established and evidenced based treatment for increasing number of child mental health disorders prescribed at increasing frequencies and by increasing number of professional groups. Cliniciansâ perceived levels of competence and standardised monitoring lag behind prescribing practice and should be addressed by regular continuous professional development. A study specific questionnaire on psychotropic prescribing practice in children was mailed to all child psychiatrists and paediatricians working in Ireland and GPs from a selected Dublin CAMHS catchment area. Of the 116 who replied, (39% response rate), antidepressants (58.7%), antipsychotics (57.1%) and ADHD medications (36.5%) were most commonly prescribed. Results suggest increasing trends of monitoring amongst Irish clinicians over time, but with some lack of specificity. Commensurate with the wish of clinicians, ongoing training in paediatric psychopharmacology is considered essential in order to benefit from the increasing advances in pharmacology.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journal (IMJ)en_GB
dc.titleSafe and judicious paediatric psychotropic prescribingen_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journal (IMJ)en_GB
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
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