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.

Will my child take medication forever?

It is not likely that your child will take medications forever. How serious and what type of diagnosis your child has will affect how long your child will need his/her medications. The prescribing clinician should assess your child on an ongoing basis to see if medications are still needed. Over medication is also a concern for some parents and if your child is taking a combination of psychiatric medications, it is suggested that your doctor assess your child on an ongoing basis.

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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.