Explosive Juveniles: Medical Management Without Antipsychotic Medication

Matthews, D., Fisher, L. & Matthews, G. (2012)
ANPA Abstracts at J Neuropsychiary Clin Neurosci, 24, 2, 256.

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This is a study of 91 explosive juveniles discharged from a residential treatment center without antipsychotic medications, but instead using a neuropsychiatric medication protocol consisting of anticonvulsant and dopaminergic medications (plus aftercare psychotherapy). The data suggest that, even without the use of antipsychotic medication, positive outcome (higher rates of improvement and fewer re-hospitalizations) for explosive youth can occur, six months post discharge from residential treatment, if outpatient physicians are compliant with the neuropsychiatric medication protocol.

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