Doctor Discusses New Treatments for Autism

Greenwich Hospital, in partnership with FAP (Friends of Autistic People), will host a presentation by Dr. Roger J. Jou, Medical Director at the Center for Translational Developmental Neuroscience, Yale Child Study Center on “Medication, Mental Health, and Autism.” The program takes place Monday, April 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the Noble Conference Room at Greenwich Hospital.

Dr. Jou will discuss new treatment applications of psychotropic medications and potential side effects. Individuals living with autism are at increased risk for mental health conditions. Given the shortage of prescribers and other professionals specialized in treating mental health conditions in individuals living with autism, the aforementioned process is at risk for breakdown. This presentation addresses these various challenges by providing an overview on psychotropic medications followed by principles and practices for use in this special population. New treatment strategies are also presented, including experimental approaches targeting core social and communication vulnerabilities.

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