Medication and Transitional Age Youth
The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report, Volume 3, Number 4, July 2012
Caroline Fisher, PhD, MD
At first glance, treatment of the young adult seems comparatively easy: their metabolisms have slowed to the normal adult pace, most medications are FDA approved, and they (finally) tend to present with symptoms of just one or two diagnoses at a time. However, nature gets in the way, and the normal developmental tasks of transitional age youth (TAY) make the situation much, much harder than merely writing the prescription.
Caroline Fisher, PhD
Training director and Chief of Child Psychiatry at Samaritan Health Systems in Corvallis, OR and the Editor in Chief of the Carlat Child Psychiatry Report.
Dr. Fisher has disclosed that she has no relevant relationships or financial interests in any commercial company pertaining to this educational activity.