Revised December 2004

Recent increases in the use of psychotropic medications by children and adolescents, limited information on the benefits of these therapies for children, and concerns about the adverse consequences of certain drugs have prompted a growing disquiet. The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools has developed a fact sheet summarizing recent research and suggesting implications for school-based health care.

Download the fact sheet [PDF format]

To order copies of fact sheets:

Up to 10 copies will be provided without charge.

Email your request to Bulk orders exceeding 10 copies are billed at $1.00 per copy. Please send your request with check or money order to The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools at 1350 Connecticut Avenue NW, #505, Washington, DC 20036. Orders are mailed using First Class postage service.

Related Links:
State Guidelines for Medication Administration and Management at Schools
InFocus – Adolescent Depression and Mental Health Services