My child’s doctor/psychiatrist is recommending medication for a mental health issue. How do I get more information to make an informed decision?

Here are some recommended questions to ask when discussing medications with your child’s psychiatrist or primary care physician. (attach Dr. McMains’ “Medications Information Form”)

 

If you use the internet to search for information about psychiatric medications, please use caution and only use reliable sources. Talk to your child’s doctor about where to find valid information about medications and related side effects. One option is the National Institute of Mental Health.