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Depolarizing the debates about pediatric mental health diagnosis and treatment
Date:3/16/2011

concerned about under-treatment? As different cultures have different rates of treatment with psychotropic medications, how much of what we see in the United States is driven by contextby individual, familial, or societal values?

The workshops, held over the course of three years, brought together clinicians, researchers, scholars, and advocates from a variety of backgrounds with widely diverse views. The first and last workshops considered the controversies generally, while each of the middle three workshops looked at them in the context of one diagnosisattention deficit hyperactivity disorder, depression, or bipolar disorder.

The 10 commentaries from workshop participants are by:

  • Mary G. Burke, associate medical director of the Edgewood Center for Families and Children and associate clinical professor in the Department of Adolescent and Child Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco's Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute,

  • William B. Carey, clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Medicine,

  • Gabrielle A. Carlson, professor of psychiatry and pediatrics and director of child and adolescent psychiatry at Stony Brook University's School of Medicine,

  • Peter Conrad, Harry Coplan Professor of Social Sciences in the Department of Sociology at Brandeis University,

  • Lawrence Diller, a behavioral/developmental pediatrician/family therapist and assistant clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco,

  • Susan Resko, executive director of the Child and Adolescent Bioplar Foundation,

  • John Z. Sadler, Daniel W. Foster Professor of Medical Ethics, professor of psychiatry and clinical sciences, chief of the Division of Ethics and Health Policy in the Department of Clinical Sciences, and chief of the Division of Ethics in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Texas's Southwest
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