Speaker: Mary Rondeau. Mood disorders in children are on the rise, with current estimates of 20% of the pediatric population suffering from disruptive disorder, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety and other mental health conditions. Pharmaceuticals, although helpful for some children, are often associated with lack of long term evidence, side effects and can be difficult to wean. Treatment-resistant depression and bipolar disorder in youth are associated with poor prognosis including higher suicide rates. Botanical and nutritional medicine offer many unique choices that can be useful in the management of these cases with typically less side effect profiles and more individualization per patient. When treating a medicated pediatric population it is important to understand herb-drug interactions. The use of combined botanicals with drugs is discussed as well as potential medication weaning tools. Continued in Part 2.
Botanical Medicine for Mood Disorders in Children, Part 1
- Event: 2018 Southwest Conference on Botanical Medicine
- Product Code: 18SW17
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