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When to Consider Medication

The decision to place a child on medication is not an easy one. It’s important to know the facts before making a choice that influences the developing brains of kids, teens and young adults. Over the course of treating hundreds of children with anxiety or OCD, Dr. Mona Potter has seen medication play an important role—in the right circumstances. In this video she discusses the latest research and breaks down the pros and cons between medicating and not medicating.

At InStride, we walk with families to help them make the decision that is right for their unique situation and treatment. And we never consider medication as a permanent fixture for kids or teens.

Dr. Potter, Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder of InStride, discusses the research around medication

as part of research, and shares information that can help guide your decision.

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