Pharmacotherapy for Substance Abuse
The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report, Volume 3, Number 5, October 2012
Caroline Fisher, PhD, MD
Treating substance abuse is difficult whether the patient is young or old. Although one might hope that the shorter period of abuse seen in teens would make the disorder less entrenched, the data shows otherwise: addiction is a stubborn disorder with a long term, relapsing, and remitting course.
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.