An Overview of Psychiatric Medicine


Dr. Kalikow will give an overview of the medicines used in pediatric psychiatry, particularly the medicines used for ADHD and childhood depression and anxiety.

This continuing education activity is administered by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) as an Agency providing continuing education credit. Individuals who complete this program and earn a 70% or higher score on the post test will be awarded 1.75 NAPNAP contact hours, of which 1.75 is pharmacology and 1.75 Psychopharmacology content.

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Target Audience

Pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses

Learning Objectives

1. Learn the ways psychiatric medicines are named and classified

2. Learn the use and side effects of the medicines which treat ADHD

3. Learn the uses and side effects of the SSRIs which treat depression & anxiety

Course summary
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  • 1.75 Contact hours
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Kevin T. Kalikow, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Department of Psychiatry, New York, Medical College, Valhalla, NY



 Dr. Kalikow has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

Available Credit

  • 1.75 Contact hours


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