WS19: What You Always Needed to Know About Psychiatric Medications and Children
Wednesday, February 22
- 7:30–10:30 a.m.
- CPD Credit Hour(s): 3
- Skill Level: II
- Members: $80
This workshop reviews the psychiatric medicines most commonly used in children and adolescents, including stimulants and the nonstimulant Strattera for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) for depression and anxiety disorders, mood stabilizers for bipolar disorder, the sleep medicines, and 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.
Speaker(s): Kevin T. Kalikow, MD, Private Practice, Mount Kisco, NY
Kevin T. Kalikow, MD, Private Practice, Mount Kisco, NY, Kevin T. Kalikow, MD, is a child psychiatrist in private practice for 25 years. He teaches at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Medical College and is the author of Your Child in the Balance: An Insider's Guide for Parents to the Psychiatric Medicine Dilemma (2006) and the recently published Kids on Meds, a guide for nonmedically trained mental health professionals.