Section 6 - Psychotropic Medications

Considering Non-Medication Options (Cont'd)

3 boys smiling and holding balls and a girl painting

  • Non-pharmacological (non-medication) interventions are specific methods available to caregivers, children and youth to help a child manage behavior.
  • This may include therapy and specific behavior modification strategies.
  • Psychosocial therapies, behavior strategies, and other non-medication options are to be considered by the medical consenter before or along with psychotropic medications.
  • Each child is different, so the strategies should be specific to the child’s needs and discussed with the child’s therapist or healthcare provider.