Addiction and Deterrence@@@Child and Adolescent Psychiatry@@@Psychopharmacology@@@Psychotherapy@@@Substance Abuse
Timothy Wilens, MD
Chief, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; (Co) Director, Center for Addiction Medicine, MGH Trustees Endowed Chair in Addiction Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital; Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School,
Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School
Harvard Medical School
Substance use disorder (SUD) is among the most common prevalent disorder in youth. Few mental health practitioners are screening for and diagnosing SUD, particularly given the bidirectional overlap of psychopathology and SUD. This session will review the diagnosis, screening, epidemiology, neurobiology, comorbidity, and treatment of SUDs, and highlight contemporary findings on newer agents of misuse and newer treatments for adolescents.