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Medications for Childhood PTSD: It’s All Off-Label

Medications for Childhood PTSD: It’s All Off-Label

In 2011, we wrote a review of medications for PTSD in children and found, unfortunately, that data to inform true evidence-based practice was scant. There are still no psychotropic medications that have been proven effective in randomized controlled trials for children with PTSD and there are no FDA approved medications for this population.

New Drugs, Legal Highs, and Big Risks: A Review of Novel Intoxicants

Substance Abuse - The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report

Popular among individuals seeking to avoid social and legal consequences of drug use, a bewildering array of synthetic intoxicants and formerly obscure ethnobotanicals have surged to prominence in the past decade.

EMDR in Children and Adolescents

EMDR stands for “Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.”

Research Update

OCD in Kids: CBT, SSRIs, Then What?

When kids come to us with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), we know that first-line treatment is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). But then what? What about the kids who don’t respond to CBT or SSRIs? This research update discusses studies measures, treatments and medications for to take to help your younger OCD patients.

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Video Game Addiction [Free Article]

Problematic Technology - The Carlat Child Report (CCPR)

Video games have come a long way since Pac Man and Tetris. Games today simulate reality in massive user-generated worlds.