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The Place of Medications in Children’s Treatment: A Conversation with Psychiatrist Elizabeth Reeve

As parents, we often have strong reactions to the idea of medicating our children because of emotional or behavioral problems. But, as this week’s Mom Enough guest knows, medication sometimes can free a child to learn and play and thrive. Child and adolescent psychiatrist Dr. Elizabeth Reeve joins Marti & Erin for a thoughtful and informative discussion about the proper place of medication in a child’s treatment, how to explain the need for medication to the child, and how to head off inappropriate use of these prescription drugs.

 

Has a child in your family or circle of friends taken medication for ADHD or anxiety or some other emotional or behavior problem? What is your understanding of how the medication contributed to improvement in the child’s learning behavior or happiness? Share your thoughts in our REPLY space below!

 

For Elizabeth’s show on living with autism, click here.

For Elizabeth’s book aimed at young people with ASD, click here.

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