Previous CHOP Behavioral Health webinars have reviewed the evidenced based Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) for treatment of depression and anxiety in children and adolescents. This webinar will dive beyond the basics into some pearls of prescribing, including providing more insight on how to introduce the topic of psychopharmacology with patients and families, discussing risks, benefits, and side effects, including the black box warning, as well as considering when and how to cross titrate SSRIs or taper off.
- Discuss how to set clear expectations about SSRIs, including “planting the seed” prior to discussing initiation
- Gain confidence in reviewing SSRI side effects, including the black box warning
- Recognize indications about when to cross titrate SSRIs and review examples of possible cross titration
This seminar focuses on developmental and behavioral pediatrics and was delivered at a virtual event titled, “Beyond the Basics – Pearls to Prescribing SSRIs,” on April 15, 2022.
Additional CHOP Resources:
- Behavioral Health Integrated Program
- Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
- Upcoming Healthcare Professionals Events
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