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Q&A on Mental Health and Medication

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Webinar recording from November 12, 2020, featuring Dr. Alain Katic

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that as many as 1 out of 5 children experience a mental health disorder in a given year, and an estimated $247 billion is spent each year on treatment and management of childhood mental health disorders.

Experts recommend behavioral therapy, like specialized learning environments or one-on-one counseling sessions, as a first line of treatment for many mental health disorders. However, as children enter the classroom where academics become more demanding and behaviors could begin to escalate, many families may start to consider if medication is right for their child.

During this one-hour virtual adult education session featuring Dr. Alain Katic, he discusses medications that are commonly used to treat ADHD, anxiety and mood symptoms in children, and addresses questions from the audience.


About Alain Katic, MD, Medical Director and President of Houston Clinical Trials
Dr. Katic has an extensive background in psychopharmacology, autism, major depressive disorder, Schizophrenia, migraines in children and adolescents, adolescent and adult Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and Bipolar 1 Depression. He’s served as Medical Director for numerous hospitals and treatment facilities, Including Houston Clinical Trials, where he currently serves as President and Medical Director. Dr. Katic and his research have been successfully published in reputable scientific journals and presented at scientific meetings.