This workshop reviews the psychiatric medicines most commonly used in children and adolescents, including the stimulants and the nonstimulant Strattera for ADHD, the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) for depression and anxiety disorders, the mood stabilizers for bipolar disorder, the sleep medicines, and the atypical antipsychotics used for psychosis and frequently for disruptive behavioral disorders. Participants will learn how to “think psychopharmacologically” and will review the indications and side effects of each class of medicine. Finally, the workshop examines the recent controversies involving different medicines, such as SSRIs and suicide, and stimulants and the heart.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Credit:
This session offers NASP-approved CPD.
NASP is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists.
NASP is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements (#5603).
NASP maintains responsibility for the program.