INFORMATION SESSION WITH DR. SYLVAIN PALARDY, PSYCHIATRIST (Presentation in French only)
AUTISM, COMORBIDITY AND MEDICATION
September 19th 2019
4450, Saint-Hubert, room 434 Free for members
20 $ for non-members
Children and teenagers with an autism spectrum disorder often have comorbidities that may sometimes be the cause of great suffering and have an impact on daily functioning. Medication can be used to help them and allow them to benefit from strategies implemented for them. During this presentation, we will talk about these comorbidities and the medication groups that may be used. We will also focus on some side effects that are sometimes more pronounced for our children and teenagers with ASD, while maintaining the principle: “most of all do not harm”.
Dr. Sylvain Palardy is a psychiatrist and he is currently working at the Centre d’Évaluation Neuropsychologique et
d’Aide à l’Apprentissage (CÉNAA).
Throughout his practice of more than 30 years, among other things, Dr. Palardy has managed a specialized clinic for young children at the Centre hospitalier universitaire Sainte-Justine and he has worked for a clinic dedicated to children and teenagers with an autism spectrum disorder and other problems, such as attention disorder and anxiety disorders. Clinical assistant professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Montreal, he has supervised several future psychiatry specialists and was the Director of the psychiatry department of his University from 1998 to 2005. He has also presented numerous conferences in the health and school networks. His clinical interests include early childhood, autism spectrum disorder and its comorbidities, ADHD, maltreatment and post-traumatic stress disorder.
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