Mental health is just as important as physical health to a child's well-being.

Mental health is just as important as physical health to a child's well-being.

Is the medication dangerous?

Medications that have been approved for use for children must go through an intense review by the Federal Drug Association (FDA). All medications have risks and it is important to discuss these with your prescribing physician and/or pharmacist before taking them. Overall, psychiatric medications prescribed for children, when used in the right way are usually safe. However, any medication can be dangerous if not used in the right way, or under certain circumstances. It is important to ask a qualified physician, pharmacist or nurse practitioner about the medication’s safety.

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KidsMentalHealthInfo.com has an evidence-based practice directory that lists mental health providers trained in popular evidence-based practices available in Connecticut for children and families with behavioral health needs. Evidence-based practices are those supported by research showing that they work for most children.