I am committed to getting more concise information to parents about psychiatric treatments and the effects they could have on their kids.
Occasionally kids will have negative side effects to certain medications; change in personalities, thoughts of suicide, etc. When parents raise those concerns to some health care professionals they will be told that if the symptoms are getting worse the parents should increase the dose or add another medication. Unfortunately those kinds of responses can result in making the child’s original symptoms worse. It’s important to be able to decipher whether your child’s symptoms are a direct result of the current medication, instead of assuming your child is getting worse. Watch the video below to hear more:
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