The use of psychotropic medications in the mental health treatment of children, a key element of treatment for many but one that is not without controversy. In today’s podcast, Patricia speaks with Dr. Rubina Najeeb, a Board-Certified Adult and Child Psychiatrist at The Guidance Center. Dr. Najeeb offers consultation on some of the more complex cases at The Guidance Center and, where indicated, prescribes the medications that help children be successful in achieving their treatment goals.
In this episode, Dr. Najeeb helps us learn more about these medications and unpacks the things that might make them controversial.
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