The objective of this project is to improve our knowledge about the diagnosis, causes, treatment, and ethical underpinnings of adolescent antisocial behavior and substance abuse.
Examples of treatment-related projects (student utilizes literature reviews, visits to clinics, attending case conferences, clinical care activities, etc.):
1. What treatments have been shown to be effective for these disorders? (Drs. Riggs, Whitmore, Sakai,)
2. What prevention efforts may reduce the incidence of these disorders? (Drs. Whitmore, Sakai, Riggs)
3. How should pediatricians deal with these disorders? (Drs. Whitmore, Sakai, Riggs)
Examples of research-related projects (student participates in ongoing research activities of Division faculty):
1. How are assessments and clinical treatment trials conducted with these complicated patients? (Dr. Riggs)