73979 - Psychodrugs in Child Neuropsychiatry

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  • Teacher Antonia Parmeggiani

  • Credits 1

  • SSD MED/39

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Bologna

  • Degree Programme Single cycle degree programme (LMCU) in Medicine and Surgery (cod. 8415)

    Also valid for Second cycle degree programme (LM) in Medicine and Surgery (cod. 8415)

Academic Year 2022/2023

Learning outcomes

This course will focus on neurologic and psychiatric pathologies of childhood and adolescence, including epilepsy, autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, tic and Gilles de la Tourette syndrome, mood disorders and threapeutic options including antiepileptic, psychostimulants, typical and typical neuroleptics, antidepressant drugs. Students will strengthen their understanding and knowledge of the clinical pictures, pharmacological treatments of the examined disorders.

Course contents

Neurologic and psychiatric pathologies in childhood and adolescence that need psychopharmaceuticals as antiepileptics, psychostimulants, typical and atypical neuroleptics, antidepressant drugs

The use of psychopharmaceuticals in childhood and adolescence

Comorbidity and psychopharmaceuticals

Indications and safeness of psychopharmaceuticals in childhood and adolescence


Lecture notes; recommended publications on PUBMED.

The teaching material presented during the lessons will be made available to the students on Platform Virtual Learning Environment.

Teaching methods

Lectures with Q&A sessions, for a total of 8 contact hours.

Assessment methods

Students must attend at least 70% of the course contact hours in order to take the final written exam. The final written exam consists of multiple choice questions.

Teaching tools

Video recording, PC.

Office hours

See the website of Antonia Parmeggiani