Nuts and Bolts of Pediatric Psychopharmacology and management of Psychosis in children (recording)

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This event aims to enhance learning of child and adolescent mental health, with practical insights in the area of Paediatric Psychopharmacology for trainee and practising psychiatrists. The content is primarily practice focused with additional research evidence relevant to clinical practice.

Speakers are Dr. Eesha Sharma, Assistant Professor, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, NIMHANS, Bangalore, will talk on ‘Basic Principles of Paediatric Psychopharmacology’. Dr. Soumitra Shankar Datta, Senior Consultant Psychiatrist, Department of Palliative Care and Psycho-oncology, Tata Memorial Centre, Kolkata, will talk on ‘Management of Psychosis in children and adolescents’

Slides Dr. Eesha Sharma

SlidesDr. Soumitra Shankar Datta

Learning objectives

  1. Basic principles of Psychopharmacological management in children and adolescents
  2. Initiation and maintenance of antipsychotic medication in children and adolescents diagnosed with Psychosis
  3. Cochrane systematic reviews on management of psychosis in children and adolescents

About the speakers

Dr. Eesha Sharma works as an Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at NIMHANS. She completed her MD(Psychiatry), Post-doctoral Fellowship in Obsessive Compulisve Disorder, and PhD at NIMHANS. Her areas of interest include Psychopathology, Psychotherapeutic Processes, Psychopharmacology, Biological Psychiatry, Outcome assessments, Health systems, and Psychiatric Epidemiology.

Dr. Soumitra S Datta is a consultant child psychiatrist currently working in the field of pediatric liaison psychiatry in Tata Medical Center, Kolkata. His research interests are psycho-oncology, decision making, attachment, and social aspects of medicine. Soumitra holds an honorary research appointment with the Institute of Clinical Trials & Methodology of the University College London. He trained in psychiatry in Christian Medical College Vellore and also in the United Kingdom. He worked as a consultant child psychiatrist at the Maudsley Hospital and Kings College Hospital, London prior to his current post in India. He has been a lead reviewer for Cochrane Collaboration and his recent Cochrane review on Psychological interventions for adolescents with psychosis was a featured review of the Cochrane Collaboration in 2020.

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