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Child Mental Health and Child Protection

C2.1 Use of Psychotropics in Children and Adolescents

Dr Venus FL Tam
Psychiatrist, Cordial Medical Centre

Dr Venus FL Tam is currently a private psychiatrist, who graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and subsequently received psychiatric specialist training. Dr Tam is particularly interested in the mental health of children and adolescents. She has been Associate Consultant of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Team, Castle Peak Hospital and Honorary Clinical Assistant Professor of Department of Psychiatry, University of Hong Kong. She has extensive clinical experience in treating children and adolescents with attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other emotional or mental problems.

This presentation will introduce some common psychiatric diseases and psychotropics used in children and adolescents. Rapid tranquilization in emergency settings and management of self-harm or poisoning of psychotropics will be covered as well.

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