Clinical Manual of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology

Clinical Manual of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology

by Robert L. Findling
     
 

Clinical Manual of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology is a succinct and practical guide, written by expert authorities with both clinical and research expertise, containing a wealth of both evidence-based and scientifically sound information. It enables practitioners to more effectively address commonly-seen disorders such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity

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Clinical Manual of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology is a succinct and practical guide, written by expert authorities with both clinical and research expertise, containing a wealth of both evidence-based and scientifically sound information. It enables practitioners to more effectively address commonly-seen disorders such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), gain new insight into high-profile problems like juvenile suicide, and become better informed regarding conditions, such as anxiety disorders, that frequently go undiagnosed and untreated only to result in life-long impairments.

The text first reviews developmental aspects of pediatric psychopharmacology, explaining why children and adolescents don't always respond to psychopharmacological treatment the same way as adults, and exploring issues pertaining to the safety and efficacy of treatment. It also addresses specific chapters covering problems that practitioners find most vexing, from ADHD to pediatric major depressive disorder to juvenile-onset schizophrenia. It also discusses pharmacotherapy for youths who are primarily seen in general medical settings, covering such conditions as functional somatic syndromes and somatoform disorders, eating disorders, sleep disorders, elimination disorders, and delirium. Among the book's key features: • Reviews the use of both stimulant and nonstimulant agents for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, considering key aspects regarding the implementation and monitoring of patients.• Provides recommendations regarding pharmacological approaches to disruptive behavior disorders (DBDs), stressing an understanding of aggression across the DBD spectrum.• Considers potential benefits and risks of medications for anxiety disorders and assesses drug treatments within the context of psychotherapeutic interventions.• Covers the pharmacotherapy of bipolar disorders, focusing on both drug monotherapy trials and combination pharmacotherapeutic approaches.• Explores the use of atypical antipsychotics and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and other antidepressants for autism and other pervasive developmental disorders, with practical management approaches to these particularly vulnerable patients.• Outlines the diagnosis and treatment of tic disorders-including Tourette's syndrome-as well as the assessment of comorbid ADHD.

Throughout the text, the contributors provide commentary regarding the clinical interpretability of existing literature to better enable clinicians to incorporate research results into their practice. Both scientifically sound and clinically rich, this manual is a boon to busy practitioners as well as an excellent resource for introductory courses in pediatric psychopharmacology.

American Psychiatric Publishing

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585622504
Publisher:
American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/28/2007
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
497
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Robert L. Findling, M.D., is Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio.

American Psychiatric Publishing

Table of Contents

Contributors. Introduction. Acknowledgments. Developmental aspects of pediatric psychopharmacology. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Disruptive behavior disorders and aggression. Anxiety disorders. Major depressive disorders. Bipolar disorders. Autism and other pervasive developmental disorders. Tic disorders. Schizophrenia and psychotic illnesses. Disorders primarily seen in general medical settings. Index.

American Psychiatric Publishing

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