The Sun is finally out and beaming; therefore, it is important to know with the extreme heat certain psychotropic medication may impair the ability for the body to regulate its own temperature. Youth who are taking antipsychotic medications and have chronic medical conditions can be at risk of heat exhaustion.
Download a flyer from the State of NJ Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services with more information to be shared with your families.
P.S Please note there are other medications that may cause this effect which may not be included on this list. It’s important to talk with your prescriber about current medications you are taking that may have this effect as well.