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The effect of location on psychotropic treatment practices among pediatricians.
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PMID:  23275055     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
OBJECTIVE: : The purpose of the study was to examine how access factors affect prescribing practices of psychotropic medications among pediatricians. More specifically, the aim of the current study was to examine differences in the treatment of mental and behavioral health problems among children and adolescents across small nonmetropolitan, regional, metropolitan, and urban settings across the United States.
METHOD: : A total of 516 pediatricians working in outpatient clinics located in 12 US states, 3 in each of the following regions: New England, the Plains, the Pacific Northwest, and the South completed surveys on their prescription practices for children and adolescents with mental and behavioral health needs.
RESULTS: : Findings indicate that pediatricians in small nonmetropolitan settings with populations of fewer than 20,000 prescribe antidepressants; antianxiety, antipanic, and antiobsessive medication; antipsychotics; and mood stabilizers significantly more frequently than their counterparts in urban, metropolitan, and regional settings.
CONCLUSION: : Implications of these findings for clinical practice and training are discussed.
Natasha K Segool; Tawnya Meadows; Holly Roberts; Ryan Thorson; Rebecca Dogan; Joseph Evans; Carmen Reisener
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics : JDBP     Volume:  34     ISSN:  1536-7312     ISO Abbreviation:  J Dev Behav Pediatr     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-31     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8006933     Medline TA:  J Dev Behav Pediatr     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  22-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
*Department of Psychology, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT †Division of Psychiatry, Geisinger Health System, Danville, PA ‡Munroe Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE §Counseling and Educational Psychology, Mississippi State University, Mississippi, MS.
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