Most available psychotropic drugs were not originally normed and developed for use on children, in part because psychotropic treatments historically were used primarily on adults. Additionally, concerns about the developmental impacts of such substances on children and related ethical issues have prioritized caution to avoid doing harm. It is important to note, however, that it is common for the same psychotropic medications given to adults to also be given to children. For this discussion:
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Discuss your views on giving adult medications to children. Include an evaluation of the effects of psychotropic medications on children’s neurotransmission and hormonal systems and the limitations of psychopharmacology with this population.