Susan C Sharp

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BACKGROUND Exposure-based therapy for anxiety disorders is believed to operate on the basis of fear extinction. Studies have shown acute administration of D-cycloserine (DCS) enhances fear extinction in animals and facilitates exposure therapy in humans, but the neural mechanisms are not completely understood. To date, no study has examined neural effects(More)
BACKGROUND Given the widespread reports involving the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) in children, the present paper reviews and discusses published double-blind, placebo-controlled studies assessing the safety and efficacy of SSRIs in children and adolescents with major depressive disorder. METHODS Published and unpublished(More)
Innovative technologies are increasingly used in order to address gaps in access to child behavioral health care. Telemental health is one technological modality in which child behavioral services can be practiced successfully across psychiatry, psychology, and developmental medicine. The authors discuss relevant issues related to delivering telemental(More)
Because of the widening gap between need for child mental health services and availability of child specialists, secure videoconferencing options are more needed than ever to address access challenges across underserved settings. This article reviews real-time videoconferencing evidence across telemental health with children and adolescents. It summarizes(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study is to review and discuss the status of telepsychiatry practice, particularly as applied to treating children and adolescents with psychotropic medications, which is termed "telepharmacotherapy." METHODS The literature pertinent to telepsychiatry practice is reviewed, followed by a presentation of the challenges to(More)
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