Show: October 21, 2012:
- What guidelines dictate the treatment of childhood aggression?
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What guidelines dictate the treatment of childhood aggression?
Interview: Peter Jensen, M.D., Mayo Clinic psychiatrist.
New guidelines were recently released that detail the treatment path for childhood aggression. These guidelines are the result of the increased use of antipsychotics and mood stabilizing drugs to treat aggression in children in an outpatient setting. These drugs can cause troubling side effects in children. Several institutions and experts at Mayo Clinic, along with several other institutions including the REACH Institute, the Center for Education and Research on Mental Health Therapeutics at Rutgers University, joined forces to create a new set of guidelines to help clinicians, patients and patients’ families manage aggression in children. Peter Jensen, M.D., psychiatrist at Mayo Clinic, joins “Sound Medicine” host Steve Bogdewic, Ph.D., to discuss the new recommendations and when aggression needs to be treated.