Psychiatric Drugs for Children and Adolescents: Boon, Bane, or Both?
- Monday, March 03, 2014 2:10 PM - 5:10 PM
- Alkek Library Room 105 - 106
Thomas Kubiszyn, PhD is Professor of Educational Psychology and Director of Training for the PhD in School Psychology Program at the University of Houston.
Although he is not a psychiatrist or pharmacologist, his primary areas of research interest include the safety and efficacy (long-term and short-term) of psychotropic drugs with youth. He will explore with the audience recent developments, controversies, and the evidence that supports the safety and efficacy of drug, psychosocial and combination treatments for youth, and the factors that influence treatment selection (i.e., drug, psychosocial, or combination treatment), including impact on school learning and behavior. Dr. Kubiszyn presents this complex subject in a manner that is informative and easily understood, explaining the sometimes contradictory and rapidly changing world of psychopharmacology research and medication practices.
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