SL Webinar Series
The Psychopharmacology of Autism Spectrum Disorders
Psychotropic medicines are those that act primarily on the central nervous system and alter mood, cognition, and behavior. They can be an important part of treatment planning for children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Having a basic understanding of psychoactive medicines is necessary for optimal clinical manage¬ment of people with ASD. This 100-minute webinar will provide non-medical professionals with knowledge on the use of psychotropic medicines in ASD and allow them to answer questions such as: How do these medicines work? When and why should they be considered? How do we monitor their effects? What works in children and adolescents with ASD?
- Basic pharmacological processes
- Principles of use of psychotropic medicines
- Prevalence of use of psychotropic medicines in ASD
- Different classes of psychotropic medicines such as stimulants, antidepressants, mood stabilizers, antispychotics, antiepileptics, and anxiolytics
- Monitoring and measuring the effects of medicines
Luc Lecavalier, Ph.D.
Luc Lecavalier, Ph.D is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the Ohio State
University. He is a licensed psychologist with 15 years of clinical and research experience in the
developmental disabilities field. He has a longstanding interest in behavioral and pharmacological
treatments of behavior and emotional problems in people with intellectual disabilities and autism
He has co-authored more than 60 publications and in 2008 received the Early Career Awards from both the American Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Division 33 of the American Psychological Association. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders and an Associate Editor of Autism: the International Journal of Research and Practice.
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