Deciding whether to give your child medication for an emotional or behavioral problem is one of the toughest choices a parent can face. Will medication really help? How long will it be needed? The doctor may say it’s perfectly safe–but what about the news stories about overuse and risks? Dr. Wilens explains how medications work; their impact on kids’ emotions, personality, school performance, and health; the risks and benefits of widely used antidepressants; and much more.
Audience: Parent, Professional
Contributors: Hammerness, Paul Graves, author