Sample Course

Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology

Health and Human Services
Sample Course

This course covers:

  • Unique childhood and adolescent presentation of common psychiatric illnesses
  • Different classes, uses, and side effects of psychotropic medications used to treat children and adolescent behavioral health disorders

About This Sample Course

Despite relatively few medications with FDA approval, many are nonetheless used to treat child and adolescent mental health disorders. These are often “off-label” prescriptions — legally prescribed medications used for non-FDA approved indications.

It is critical that non-medical members of the treatment team have knowledge and understanding of medications, side effects, and how to communicate with clients, family members, and guardians about them.

This course uses interactive games, quizzes, and vignettes to help learners bring the information into real-world practice.

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