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Child and Adolescent Psycopharmacology Made Simple
     

Child and Adolescent Psycopharmacology Made Simple

by John Preston, John D. Preston, Mary C. Talaga
 

ISBN-10: 1572244356

ISBN-13: 9781572244351

Pub. Date: 01/02/2006

Publisher: New Harbinger Pubns Inc

This short and easy-to-understand book offers all the information you need about the use of psychoactive medications in the treatment of childhood and adolescent psychological disorders.

The book is organized by disorders most commonly encountered in young people, like ADD, depression and bipolar disorder, anxiety, learning disorders, and psychotic disorders

Overview

This short and easy-to-understand book offers all the information you need about the use of psychoactive medications in the treatment of childhood and adolescent psychological disorders.

The book is organized by disorders most commonly encountered in young people, like ADD, depression and bipolar disorder, anxiety, learning disorders, and psychotic disorders like schizophrenia and borderline personality disorder. Each chapter includes diagnosis criteria for each problem, treatment indications and contraindications, and notes for monitoring, evaluation, and follow-up care. The book identifies popular classes of drugs by brand and generic names, and provides fact sheets that therapists can offer parents or parents can show to doctors who may need more information to make sound treatment decisions.

This is a straightforward and authoritative guide to using psychiatric medications to treat childhood and adolescent psychological disorders, comprehensive enough for professionals and clear enough for parents. It includes ADHD, depression and bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, and developmental disorders such as autism and Asperger's disorder.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572244351
Publisher:
New Harbinger Pubns Inc
Publication date:
01/02/2006
Series:
Unassigned Series
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvii
Introduction: Sharing Our Concerns: For Health Care Providers, Parents, and Patients1
Chapter 1Issues in Psychopharmacological Treatment of Children and Adolescents5
Chapter 2Depression15
Chapter 3Bipolar Disorder31
Chapter 4Anxiety Disorders49
Chapter 5Psychotic Disorders63
Chapter 6Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder75
Chapter 7Autism Spectrum Disorders87
Chapter 8Miscellaneous Disorders97
AppendixPatient and Caregiver Information Sheets on Psychiatric Medications109
References127

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