Institute 7 (ticket)
Fundamentals of Practical Pediatric Psychopharmacology

This Institute provides practical information to pediatricians and primary care clinicians on the use of psychotropic medications in their practices. The American Academy of Pediatrics has identified a knowledge gap in training and experience on the use of psychotropics in children and adolescents. Given that the Surgeon General’s report indicates one in five children will have a mental health disorder in their lifetime, this lack of training leaves pediatricians unprepared. Participants gain awareness of recent research studies in the use of medication; learn to recognize the main categories of psychopharmacologic agents used in children and adolescents; and identify the “basics” of assessment and dosing to responsibly use psychotropics for common pediatric mental health disorders, including ADHD, anxiety, and affective and psychotic disorders.
Friday, October 25, 2013: 8:30 AM-4:00 PM
8:30 AM  
8:45 AM  
Assessment and Treatment of Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents
John T. Walkup, MD Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY
9:55 AM  
Rational Use of Antipsychotics and Mood Stabilizers in Youth with Aggression in Autism, Bipolar Disorder, and Schizophrenia
Adelaide S. Robb, MD Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC
11:05 AM  
11:20 AM  
Management of Pediatric Depression in a Primary Care Setting
Christopher J. Kratochvil, MD University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
12:30 PM  
Lunch (on your own)
1:50 PM  
The Treatment of ADHD
Timothy Wilens, M.D. Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
3:00 PM  
Case Studies in Pediatric Psychopharmacology
Adelaide S. Robb, MD Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC
3:50 PM  
Closing Remarks

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