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Clinic hopes to reduce use of psych drugs on aggressive youth

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The UBCO clinic will try to wean aggressive children off anti-psychotic drugs (e-Magine Art/Flickr)

A UBC-Okanagan professor says more and more young children are being prescribed anti-psychotic drugs -- even though they have no history of psychosis.

Instead, the drugs are used to treat aggressive behaviour.

The university has opened a new teaching and research clinic for treating mental illness, and Edward Taylor, director of the School of Social Work, will coordinate the work of physicians, nurses, families and social workers to determine if they can reduce the use of such drugs.

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