2017 Annual Meeting Institute 8 Notebook
2017 Annual Meeting Institute 8 Notebook
Pediatricians and non-child psychiatrists receive practical information on the use of psychotropic medications in children and adolescents. There have been substantial increases in the evidence base that support use of pharmacologic treatments in children and adolescents; however, significant concerns remain that many youth with mental health difficulties do not receive appropriate services or that medication treatments are utilized in inappropriate ways. Presentations provide evidence-based information on medication selection, dosage, initiation, titration, and duration of treatment for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), depression, and anxiety disorders, as well as the management of medications used in the treatment of bipolar disorder, pervasive developmental disorders, and aggression. Brief vignettes allow participants to apply this information to increase their comfort level in treating common childhood psychiatric disorders with pharmacotherapy.
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