Zyprexa and Severe Child Aggression

Zyprexa and Severe Child Aggression

Children experience mental illness as frequently as adults, but often lack the appropriate mechanisms to express and explain their conditions. Because doctors dislike interfering with the natural psychological development of children, they frequently prescribe drugs only after careful observation and study of a variety of symptoms and conditions. In some cases doctors must intervene when the child presents a danger to themselves or others.

Severe Child Aggression is a form of mental illness characterized by aggressive behavior, lack of proper impulse control, and general ill temper. The causes for such antisocial behavior often include a form of early onset bipolar disorder or autism. Children are physiologically different from adults, and medication prescribed for older patients often affects children in unexpected ways. Since Zyprexa is prescribed for adults suffering from many of the similar symptoms of aggression and anxiety, many doctors prescribe it to combat identical conditions in children. Zyprexa's manufacturer, Eli Lilly & Co, does not recommend prescribing Zyprexa for any other conditions other than adult schizophrenia or bipolar disorders, but it does not prevent it either. This so-called "off label" marketing has increased sales of Zyprexa to over 4.3 billion dollars in 2004.

It is unfair for children to suffer due to a lack of warning about the dangerous consequences of using certain medications. Failing to exhaustively study any potential side effects on children is unacceptable. An understanding and experienced Zyprexa attorney can help you fight for the restitution that you deserve. Help your children by contacting our lawyers today for a free case review.

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