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Medications

  • Addiction (substance dependence) is a complex physical, emotional, and spiritual phenomenon. The brain is the primary target for substances of abuse and dependence. Understanding the structure and function of the brain is key to developing new therapies and medication.

    For our latest On-demand Video series, Katie McQueen, MD, a nationally recognized expert in the field of addiction medicine, discusses the following:

    • Brain receptors and neurotransmitters
    • Learning, memory and addiction
    • Cross addiction
    • Reactivation of cravings and addiction
    • FDA-approved medications

    This recording is from a community presentation Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted on May 14, 2010.

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  • Learn how to help children and adolescents with depression. For this 2-part series, Jeffrey Grimes, PhD, Clarity Child Guidance Center clinical psychologist, provides an overview of: how depression impacts kids differently than adults, dual diagnoses, different depression experiences, anaclitic vs. introjective depressive states, and treatment considerations. This recording is from a community presentation Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted on December 11, 2009.

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  • Learn about commonly prescribed psychotropic medications for children and adolescents and the effects that parents and teachers should be aware of. For our latest on-demand video series, Thomas L. Matthews, MD, Clarity CGC’s Medical Director - Outpatient Services, provides an overview of:

    • Mood stabilizers, anti-psychotics, antidepressants, sleep medications, anti-anxiety, and ADHD medications
    • Uses and common side effects
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  • Do you know a child or teenager who has been diagnosed with a mood disorder? Mood disorders are characterized by a disturbance in mood that affects a person's ability to function successfully. Learn more about these disorders and how they impact children by watching our latest on-demand video series on Mood Disorders in Children and Adolescents. For this 6-part series, Soad Michelsen, MD, child and adolescent psychiatrist at Clarity CGC, provides an overview of the following:

    • How to identify a mood disorder
    • Why symptoms are different for kids
    • Types of mood disorders
    • Risk factors
    • Treatment options

    **Please note that we did experience audio problems throughout this presentation.

    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted this community presentation on September 16, 2011.

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  • In this 4-part series, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Soad Michelsen, MD, explains what happens before starting a child on medication treatment, discusses what off label prescribing means, explains dosage differences, how to determine outcomes, and ensure adherence to treatment. This recording is from a community presentation Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted on May 29, 2009.

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