Psychopharmacology with children and adolescents

This discussion is designed to help you consider some of the issues you may want to address with a parent or guardian of a child or adolescent who is prescribed a psychotropic medication. To develop your response, review the readings and any other resources you have identified. 

  • What are some of the main things you would want to include in a conversation with the parents or guardians of a child or adolescent who is prescribed a psychotropic medication?
  • What is important for you to know about the medication itself?
  • When might it be necessary to consult with the prescribing doctor? How would you reach out to the doctor?
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