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Child Mental Health Forum - Jess Shatkin, M.D., MPH

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:15am
Jess Shatkin

Treatment Strategies for Sleep Disorders in Children and Adolescents

Jess Shatkin, M.D., MPH
Professor, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
New York University School of Medicine

In this presentation, Dr. Shatkin will identify the primary behavioral and medication treatments for pediatric and young adult insomnia. He will guide participants in distinguishing between the commonly used sedative/hypnotics on the basis of their pharmacological properties and effects; and he will describe a rationale approach to the treatment of insomnia in children and adolescents.

Target Audience: Physicians (psychiatrists, pediatricians, child neurologists), psychologists, social workers, other mental health clinicians and researchers, and students and trainees.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the primary behavioral and medication treatments for pediatric and young adult insomnia
  2. Distinguish between the commonly used sedative/hypnotics on the basis of pharmacological properties
  3. Describe a rational approach to the treatment of insomnia in children and adolescents

 

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