Nursing Spectrum. December 15, 2003. Article written by Wendy Bonifazi, RN, CLS, APN. This article looks at some of the issues surrounding the use of (often off-label and untested) psychotropic drugs for children and adolescents as well as the role of psychiatric nurses. Copyright 2003. Nursing Spectrum Nurse Wire (http://www.nursingspectrum.com/). All rights reserved. Used with permission.