FFTA Institute 2016

Foster Family-Based Treatment Association – Arkansas Chapter Presents:Psychotropic Medications in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Updates and New Research and Attachment and Trauma More and more children are being prescribed multiple medications, and the risk of real and potential side effects and toxicity is increasing. A number of these medications are being prescribed off-label and there is a paucity of data regarding the safety and efficacy of these medications in children. Therapists, case workers and foster parents are sometimes at a loss and have many questions regarding these medications being prescribed to the children under their care. Dr. Kahn will discuss the new research regarding mental disorders in children in view of changes in the DSM-V. Attendees will also learn about the warning signs of life-threatening side effects that can be averted if caregivers are aware. The seminar will include numerous case histories that highlight not only correct management but also t...
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