The title says it all! A study from British Columbia, reported in the Ottawa Citizen today, has found that the rate of antipsychotic drugs being prescribed for children and youth in Canada has risen dramatically over the past 10 years. Most frequent conditions for which drugs are being prescribed by doctors were depression, “hyperkinetic syndrome of childhood” – a grab bag diagnosis for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and other disruptive behaviour disorders – and “neurotic disorders” such as anxiety. Many of the drugs have not been tested or approved for use with children. A very worrisome situation!