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Table 2 Common off-label uses of psychiatric drugs in U.S. youth.*

From: Off-label psychopharmacologic prescribing for children: History supports close clinical monitoring

Class and subclass Drug Off-label use
Stimulants   
  Modafinil ADHD
Antidepressants   
SSRI   
  Citalopram Depression; Anxiety
  Duloxetine Depression; Anxiety
  Escitalopram Depression; Anxiety
  Paroxetine Depression; Dysthymia; Anxiety; OCD
  Sertraline Depression
Other   
  Bupropion Depression; Anxiety ADHD
  Mirtazapine Depression; Sleep
  Venlafaxine Depression; Anxiety; ADHD
Antipsychotics   
Atypical   
  Clozapine Psychosis; Bipolar, Behavioral and Tic Disorders; Schizophrenia < 16
  Olanzapine Psychosis; Bipolar, Behavioral and Tic Disorders
  Quetiapine Psychosis; Bipolar, Behavioral and Tic Disorders; Autism
  Ziprasidone Psychosis; Bipolar, Behavioral and Tic Disorders; Autism
Anticonvulsant-Mood Stabilizers   
  Divalproex Bipolar Disorder; Aggression
  Gabapentin Bipolar Disorder
  Lamotrigine Bipolar Disorder; Depression
  Oxcarbazepine Bipolar Disorder; Aggression
Alpha-Agonists   
  Clonidine Sleep; ADHD; Aggression; Autism; Tourette's
  Guanfacine Sleep; ADHD
  1. *This information was derived from WH Green [6]