Psychotropic Medication Use with Troubled Children and Youth

Jonathan C. Huefner, Annette K. Griffith

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This article serves as an introduction to a Special Issue focused on the use of psychotropic medication with children and youth identified with psychiatric disorders and emotional and behavioral disturbance. In this editorial, we provide a brief summary of why research examining psychotropic medication use for children and youth is increasingly important and a brief background on what research to date has identified. We also provide a brief description of the manuscripts selected for inclusion in this Special Issue.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)613-616
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Child and Family Studies
Issue number4
StatePublished - May 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Patterns and correlates of psychotropic medication use
  • Policies
  • Psychotropic medication
  • Youth with emotional and behavioral disorders

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies


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