Bibi Alamiri

Bibi Alamiri

Almanara
Kuwait Center for Mental Health
Kuwait

Dr. Alamiri completed her general psychiatry and subspecialty training in child and adolescent psychiatry at Harvard Medical School affiliated hospitals. She is Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology. She successfully founded Almanara in 2012, the only dedicated center for child and adolescent mental health in Kuwait. Dr. Alamiri is also an epidemiologist with interest in the overlap between neurodevelopment and psychiatric disorders. Dr. Alamiri currently serves as the chairperson of Almanara.

 

 

Short Description of the Lecture:

1. Psychopharmacology in ASD: An Update

1 in 59 children in the united states have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Children with ASD present with high rates of behavioral issues and psychiatric comorbidities such as Anxiety, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder etc. These comorbidities could be targeted by psychopharmacologic agents, and although they don’t target core symptoms of Autism, they may be beneficial in improving quality of life for the children and their families. Successful treatment requires thorough assessment of etiologic and contributing factors; and careful titration and monitoring. This talk will highlight the most common psychiatric comorbidities and behavioral issues in children with ASD. In addition, I will discuss evidence-based guidelines for evaluation and psychopharmacology management approaches.