Description: Pediatric Therapeutics Update and Helping the Child Who Is Feeling Bad, Mad, Sad, or Scared: Management of Psychiatric Symptoms in Children
Part One – Update on Therapeutic Advances will include an update of recent advances in drug therapies that practitioners can implement in their practice. These advances may be new drugs, new indications, combination therapy, or dose recommendation for old drugs. The presentation is intended to broaden knowledge regarding new therapeutic options and resources to support clinical decision-making.
Part Two – Psychiatric Symptom Management in Children will focus on the use of psychotropic medications in children for 4 common conditions: aggression, hyperactivity, anxiety, and depression. The presentations will focus on psychiatric conditions/diagnoses in which these symptoms might present. Topics will include (1) possible medication choices, (2) decision-making between various medication classes, (3) dosing, (4) therapeutic monitoring, and (5) monitoring the response to treatment. The educational goal is to provide primary care providers a systematic approach toward use of psychotropic agents to manage psychiatric symptoms.
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