Long-term Antipsychotic Pediatric Safety Trial (H-43567)
Antipsychotic medications are often use to treat mood swings, aggression, and sometimes psychosis. These medications are quite effective but can also cause side effects, such as weight gain, which can sometimes be extreme. This study focuses on two antipsychotics: risperidone (Risperdal) and Aripiprazole (Abilify). In this study, we hope to learn about changes in health, including weight, and quality of life in children and adolescents who are taking one of these two medications. Visits will be scheduled every six months in our clinic for up to 2 years. Every month, additional contacts with you will be made remotely (over the internet or phone). This study is conducted across many sites in the USA and involves questionnaires, lab work, and a physical exam. We provide compensation between $25 and up to $300 and a copy of lab work done. This study is funded by the National Institutes of Health.