I talked with WTOP Radio this week about what parents can do to make sure that a psychiatric drug—or any medication, for that matter—recommended for your child is the right choice. The bottom line when facing a scary decision about medication: Do some research, and don't be afraid to tell the doctor that you need some time to think.
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If you do decide that the medication is worth a try, consider it a trial run, and figure you'll re-evaluate in a few weeks or months whether it's the right choice for your child. You're the parent, and it's up to you.