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Psychotropic Polypharmacy Among Children and Youth with Autism: A Systematic Review
Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology  (IF2.576),  Pub Date : 2021-05-19, DOI: 10.1089/cap.2020.0110
Chantel Ritter, Katherine Hewitt, Carly A. McMorris

Objectives: Majority of youth with autism are taking two or more medications (psychotropic or nonpsychotropic) simultaneously, also known as polypharmacy. Yet the efficacy and the potential outcomes of polypharmacy in this population are widely unknown. This systematic literature review described the trends of polypharmacy among autistic youth, and identified factors associated with polypharmacy.