Effective Medications for Treating Psychosis in School-Aged Youth

  • Zachary B. Millman
  • Heidi J. Wehring
  • Alicia R. Khan
  • Sarah Edwards
  • Sharon A. Hoover
  • Jason SchiffmanEmail author
Part of the Pediatric School Psychology book series (PSP)


Psychotic disorders, including schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder, are a challenge to both diagnosis and treat in school-age children. The purpose of this chapter is to highlight the efficacy and effectiveness of psychotropic medications used in the treatment of children and adolescents with psychosis. Both the intended and side effects of medication treatments (first-generation antipsychotics, second-generation antipsychotics) commonly used to treat psychotic symptoms are reviewed. A set of references and web-based materials are provided to readers for additional information.


Schizophrenia Antipsychotics Atypical antipsychotics Hallucinations Delusions Psychosis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zachary B. Millman
    • 1
  • Heidi J. Wehring
    • 2
  • Alicia R. Khan
    • 1
  • Sarah Edwards
    • 2
  • Sharon A. Hoover
    • 2
  • Jason Schiffman
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.University of Maryland, Baltimore CountyBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.School of MedicineUniversity of MarylandBaltimoreUSA

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