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Baseline Screening Rate Low Prior to Rx for SGAs


Background: Today, the number of children and adolescents being treated with antipsychotic medications is much higher than in the past. While these medications can be effective, significant side effects, such metabolic problems and diabetes, have been reported. Many professional organizations clearly recommend that metabolic screening be performed prior to antipsychotic use. Despite these clear guidelines, however, there are indications that testing is often not performed. Objectiv more...
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