. The Treating Teens Lecture is on Tuesday September 17, 2013 from 8:00 am to 9:30 am in the R-Ground Conference Room (5th Avenue Lobby). See the description below.
Tuesday September 17, 2013
Title: Weight Gain and Use of Antipsychotics with Teens
Speaker(s): Linda J. Ewing, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Pediatrics, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
By the end of the session, attendees will be able to:
1. Compare the effects, risks, and benefits of antipsychotics—both the newer ones and the conventional ones—on body weight for adolescents including the current research literature regarding the amount of weight gain associated with each antipsychotic drug.
2. Review weight management techniques and metabolic monitoring of adolescents.
3. Identify strategies to minimize the use and impact of antipsychotics in children and adolescents.
*CME Patient Safety/Ethics Credits: Presentations for this event may meet PSRM criteria as outlined by ACT 13 for Patient Safety Credit for CME. All PSRM credit is recorded and self-reported by the physician.
To register, click on the link below.
There are only 14 seats left so register soon to insure that you have a seat. Walk-ins will be accepted if there are seats available or no-shows from the registration list.
This program will discuss adapting obesity treatments to the needs of special populations including obese adolescents who also are mental health clients that may be taking antipsychotic medications that may exacerbate weight gain. Although behavioral approaches have proved effective in producing weight loss in the general adult population, and also in the child and adolescent population, chronically mentally ill patients including adults and adolescents often have been excluded from controlled weight management treatment trials. In this presentation, general behavioral weight management techniques for adolescents and adults will be reviewed. Strategies to minimize the use and impact of antipsychotics in children and adolescents will be addressed, as well research related to amount of weight gain associated with currently used antipsychotic drugs.