Learning Objectives, Psychotropic Risks in Children and Adolescents, CCPR, May/June 2018

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After reading these articles, you should be able to:

  1. Describe the benefits and drawbacks of using psychotropic medications to treat children and adolescents.
  2. Identify the value of adhering to the informed consent process with youth patients and their guardians.
  3. Evaluate the effectiveness of metformin to minimize antipsychotic-induced weight gain in children and adolescents.
  4. Summarize some of the current findings in the literature regarding psychiatric treatment for children and adolescents.