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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.
Rodger Kessler, PhD, University of Vermont College of Medicine
Michelle Phelps, Howard Center
Educational and Community-Based Programs, Mental Health and Mental Disorders, Nutrition and Weight Status, Physical Activity
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Arkhipova-Jenkins, Irina; Harris, Andrew; Kleeman, Lindsay; Meyendorff, Anna; Victor, Jesse; Winikor, Jared; Wright, Katie; and Kessler, Rodger, "Identifying Feasible Interventions to Prevent Long-Term Health Consequences of Psychotropic Medications Prescribed to Children at the Baird School" (2011). Public Health Projects, 2008-present. 50.