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Presented at the 20th Annual Research Conference

Psychotropic Medication Utilization at a Group Home Residential Care Facility

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Session Number: 1000 Room: Salon E & F

Presenting: Ronald Thompson

All Authors for this paper: Ronald Thompson; Michael Handwerk; Daniel Daly; Gail Smith

Presentation Type: poster presentation

Synopsis: The study examined psychotropic medication usage for approximately 1,000 adolescents admitted to a large residential facility over a four-year period. About 40% of youth were taking psychotropic medication at the time of admission. Rates of psychotropic medication at admission varied by demographic, psychological, and prior treatment. Of those youths taking psychotropic medication at admission, 45% were discharged on psychotropic medications. Of youth not admitted on psychotropic medication, 20% were later put on psychotropic medication at some point during their treatment. Variables impacting trends included functioning during treatment, type of medication utilized, and other demographic and psychological variables.

Date: Sunday, March 4, 2007

Session Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM