Date & Time
Tuesday, October 3, 2023, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
448 Managing Psychiatric Medications for Adolescents*

This presentation will review psychotropic medications for adolescents, including indications, off-label use, and adverse effects of major classes, especially ADHD medications (stimulant and nonstimulant), antidepressants, and antipsychotics. Clinical and ethical discussions will include polypharmacy; monitoring for and management of potential adverse effects; role of standing vs. as-needed medications in managing aggression and behavioral issues; and access to continuity of psychiatric care between settings.

Educational Objectives
  • Explain principles guiding the use of psychotropic medication in adolescents
  • Discuss indications, FDA approval, off-label use, and adverse reactions
  • Identify the necessary considerations in prescribing psychiatric medication in the juvenile legal system

Level: Intermediate