We understand that treating your child with medications for behavioral and emotional problems is a difficult decision. Therefore, we spend time educating families on the evidence-based benefits, risks, and side effects of medications. We attempt to explain the specific target symptoms and mechanism of action of medications so that families can play an active role in the decision-making process. Because each child is unique and responds to medication differently, we follow up routinely to evaluate the effectiveness and side effects of your child's medication regimen. We often request objective feedback from both parents and teachers to best capture your child's response to medication.