Deciding About Psychotropic Medications
Most children and youth in DFPS custody never need psychotropic medications. Other options should be considered before or along with medication.
Children who are traumatized by abuse, neglect or separation may show negative behaviors or signs of emotional stress that are normal reactions for what they have been through.
All children act out at different stages of their lives.
For example, two year-olds commonly have temper tantrums and teenagers often rebel.