When a school placement is a bad fit, medication and therapy are unlikely to make much difference. In this episode, we will help you understand and assist your patients to optimize their success in the least restrictive placement.
Nine years after DSM-5, Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) is still settling into clinical practice. Dr. Jennifer Thomas helps sort out the differential diagnosis between ARFID, anorexia, and other conditions and plan treatment in the context of comorbid conditions, such as anxiety disorders and Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Second-generation antipsychotics routinely breach the FDA’s level of concern of >7% body weight gain. This article examines the efficacy and safety of using off-label medications, such as metformin, to manage this side effect.
The validity of bipolar disorder in children and adolescents has long been debated, and the history surrounding this diagnosis is controversial to say the least. In this podcast, we will discuss the evidence supporting whether bipolar disorder presents in youth, and how clinicians can best assess this disorder.
When patients are not amenable to usual therapy, equine-assisted psychotherapy (EAP) might be a good option. In this podcast, we’ll talk about working with horses as an alternative to, or in conjunction with, traditional therapy.