Autism, Iron and Aggression

In perfect timeliness, my AAP Smart Brief linked email me to an article in Family Practice News that discussed how antipsychotic medication sometimes prescribed for aggression problems in children diagnosed with autism may cause iron deficiency. The article said, ” Children with autism spectrum disorders already are at increased risk of iron deficiency, previous studies have …

1.9 million PEDIATRIC prescriptions for anti-psychotic drugs in the US in a year and a half. Really?!

Did any of you catch this article where it talked about how the AAP advisory board was urging the FDA to address the growing side effects of anti-psychotic drugs on children? The new generation of antipsychotic medications has raised a wave of concerns as they are increasingly being prescribed for …