J. Balazs, Hungary

Eotvos Lorant University Developmental and Clinical Child Psychology
Child-, and adolescent psychiatrist and Psychiatrist. DSc of the Hungarian Academi of Sciences. Professor and Chair of the Department of Developmental and Clinical Child Psychology of Institute Psychology Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary. She is the head and tutor of the Developmental and Clinical Child Psychology Program at the Doctoral Schools of Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest and tutor of the Semmelweis University, Budapest. She is the president of the Hungarian Psychiatric Association and the chair of the Child Psychiatry Section of the European Psychiatric Association. Her main interests are adolescent suicide prevention, ADHD and subthreshold mental disorders, quality of life. She is the first author of several peer-reviewed papers. She is the editor of a text-book on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, published both in Hungarian and in English. She was the Hungarian partner Principal Investigator of three EU sponsored collaborative projects and several local projects on youth mental health.

Moderator Of 2 Sessions

Clinical/Therapeutic
Date
Sun, 11.04.2021
Session Time
15:30 - 17:00
Room
Channel 3
Session Description
Proposed by the EPA Section on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Across the Lifespan (NDAL) -Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder with a high prevalence, i.e. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 1 in every 54 (1.9%) 8-year-old children had been identified as having ASD in 2016. The symptoms of ASD – which are associated with significant impairment in family, social and/or educational, occupational, or other important areas of functioning - typically present in early childhood, and always persist into adulthood. Therefore proper assessment and comprehensive management of ASD is necessary across the lifespan. Moreover, individuals with ASD often present with comorbid disorders, i.e. altogether 70% of people with ASD have at least one co-occurring psychiatric disorder. The most common comorbidities next to ASD are mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. All these can often lead to challenges in the assessment and management of ASD. The lectures of the symposium aim to help clinicians’ work in the field of ASD across the lifespan. The speakers are professionals from child to adult mental health services as well. The topics of the presentations include: 1) the introduction of a new semi-structured clinical interview designed to support healthcare practitioners in assessing ASD in children, young people, and adults (Susan Young). 2) the demonstration of challenges in the treatment of patients with ASD and comorbid ADHD through clinical cases (Judit Balazs). 3) Pharmacological treatment of adult Autism Spectrum Disorder (Josep Antoni Ramos-Quiroga), 4) Psychological management of adult Autism Spectrum Disorder (Kobus van Rensburg).
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Live, Section
Oral Communication QA

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Date
Mon, 12.04.2021
Session Time
10:00 - 10:30
Room
Chatroom

Presenter Of 3 Presentations

Tuesday, 13 April: Highlights of the Day (ID 1172) No Topic Needed

Highlights of the Day

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Live TV
Date
Tue, 13.04.2021
Session Time
17:00 - 17:30
Room
EPA TV
Lecture Time
17:00 - 17:30
LIVE - Symposium: Autism Spectrum Disorder: Challenges in the Assessment and Management Across the Lifespan (ID 322) No Topic Needed

Live Q&A

LIVE - Symposium: Autism Spectrum Disorder: Challenges in the Assessment and Management Across the Lifespan (ID 322) No Topic Needed

S0045 - Challenges in the Treatment of Comorbid Autism Spectrum Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Clinical Case Presentations

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Live, Section
Date
Sun, 11.04.2021
Session Time
15:30 - 17:00
Room
Channel 3
Lecture Time
15:30 - 15:47
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