How to Make Good Decisions About the Use of Psychotropic Medication
Date: Friday March 22, 2013
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Presenter: Jason Bourret, PhD, BCBA-D
Increasing numbers of children diagnosed with autism are prescribed medication to treat problem behavior but these meds are not guaranteed to work and may cause serious side effects. Deciding whether or not to use medication, which medications to use, and what doses are appropriate can be difficult and parents should be as informed as possible when working with a psychiatrist. In this presentation, I will be discussing tips for working with psychiatrists, ways to measure medication effects, and guidelines for making decisions about medication.
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