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 children because of emotional or behavioral problems. But, as this week’s Mom Enough guest knows, medicating children sometimes can free them 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? What did you hear in this Mom Enough show that changed your understanding of the benefits or cautions of medicating children? Leave a comment below!
For Elizabeth’s show on living with autism, click here.
For Elizabeth’s book aimed at young people with ASD, click here.