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Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition:
doi: 10.1097/MPG.0000000000000445
Invited Reviews

Psychotropic Medications for Pediatric Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders

Hussain, Sunny Z.*; Hyman, Paul E.

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Abstract

ABSTRACT: We describe the use of psychotropic medications in the treatment of functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) in children based on available data. We address their safety and efficacy. Most pediatric gastroenterologists do not or are not able to collaborate with child psychiatrists, so it may be beneficial for pediatric gastroenterologists to have a working knowledge of off-label psychotropic drugs to improve functional symptoms. We recommend that efforts be made to involve both the children and their families from the beginning, adverse effects be mentioned, and the treatment plan be explained.

© 2014 by European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition and North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology,

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