Wednesday, August 22, 2007

First medication approved for children with schizophrenia

Risperdal, widely used by adults with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, has now been approved for teens with schizophrenia and preteens and teens with bipolar disorder. Schizophrenia is rare in younger teens, and until now there had been no approved medication for them. Orlando Sentinel (Fla.)/Associated Press , The New York Times/Reuters

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