Date of Publication

2-4-2011

Abstract

Introduction: •Many children with behavioral needs struggle in traditional classroom settings. Children receive help through specialized educational institutions, pharmacotherapy, and psychiatric counseling. •While substantial information exists about drug indications and side effects, there is little literature documenting the barriers caregivers face in addressing side effects •Our group conducted a literature review to identify the side effects and associated comorbidities of the six most frequently prescribed psychotropic drugs at the Baird School. •We designed a survey to assess the caregivers’ resources and barriers to minimizing these side effects, and then offered a collection of feasible recommendations.

Advisor(s)

Rodger Kessler, PhD, University of Vermont College of Medicine

Michelle Phelps, Howard Center

Agency

Baird School

Subjects

Educational and Community-Based Programs, Mental Health and Mental Disorders, Nutrition and Weight Status, Physical Activity

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