- Mental Health
- Substance Use
- Healthy Living
Thursday June 28, 2012
12pm - 1pm
Psychiatric medications such as second-generation antipsychotics (SGAs) are often used to treat certain mental health conditions in children and youth. They can help to reduce symptoms such as aggression, mood swings, difficult behaviour and problems knowing what is real and what is imaginary (psychosis). All medications have side effects, and these side effects can be different for each person. SGAs have some common side effects that can include: weight gain, high blood sugar, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. If three or more of these symptoms are present, this is called metabolic syndrome. Our panel will address how families and youth can utilize healthy living skills to help manage some of these side effects.
The Pinwheel Series is a group of free educational events open to anyone in BC. The aim is to provide learning opportunities on key mental health and substance use topics, and host a forum where people can engage in dialogue with experts and persons with lived experience.
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