Diagnosis and Psychopharmacology of Childhood and Adolescent Disorders

Diagnosis and Psychopharmacology of Childhood and Adolescent Disorders

by Jerry M. Wiener
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0471800716

ISBN-13: 9780471800712

Pub. Date: 04/01/1985

Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated

DIAGNOSIS and PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY of CHILDHOOD and ADOLESCENT DISORDERS SECOND EDITION

When psychoactive drug therapy works, the results can seem nothing less than miraculous. But the success stories should not blind healers to the ever-looming possibility of serious adverse effects. Due in part to increased public concern, research into the relative efficacy and

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DIAGNOSIS and PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY of CHILDHOOD and ADOLESCENT DISORDERS SECOND EDITION

When psychoactive drug therapy works, the results can seem nothing less than miraculous. But the success stories should not blind healers to the ever-looming possibility of serious adverse effects. Due in part to increased public concern, research into the relative efficacy and potential dangers of psychotropics in children has increased greatly over the past several years, leading to a rapid sustained growth in the already vast and unwieldy body of information in the field.

Designed to help mental health practitioners working with children and adolescents make the most well-informed assessment and treatment choices possible, Diagnosis and Psychopharmacology of Childhood and Adolescent Disorders, Second Edition is a comprehensive guide to state-of-the-art diagnosis and psychotropic treatment of childhood and adolescent psychiatric and behavioral disorders. Edited by the past president of the American Psychiatric Association and American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and featuring contributions from a number of leading researchers and clinicians, this authoritative manual:
*Covers all major disorders of childhood and adolescence, from ADHD and eating disorders, to anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, and psychotic disorders
*Provides the latest diagnostic and treatment guidelines (continued from front flap)
*Includes the most recent information on the relative efficacy and adverse side effects of most psychotropic agents now in use
*Closely adheres to the DSM-IVTM diagnostic criteria throughout

To facilitate easy reference, Diagnosis andPsychopharmacology of Childhood and Ado-lescent Disorders, Second Edition is organized by major category of disorder. Each disorder-specific chapter features an overview of the phenomenology and epidemiology of the disorder and comprehensive coverage of a variety of treatment modalities. Each chapter also provides a thorough review of psychopharmacological treatments—with special attention to side effects, clinical usage, efficacy, and prognosis.

Despite the rising popularity of drug therapy for childhood and adolescent psychiatric disorders, the prevailing attitude throughout this book is one of caution, with most authors viewing drugs as the treatment of last resort. Careful consideration is given to the differential implications of drug therapy at each stage of development, and the need to factor the developmental stage of each individual patient into the treatment strategy is stressed. Diagnosis and Psychopharmacology of Childhood and Adolescent Disorders, Second Edition is a valuable working resource for child and adolescent psychiatrists, general psychiatrists, pediatricians, general practitioners, and all mental health professionals.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471800712
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/01/1985
Series:
Child Mental Health Series
Pages:
374

Table of Contents

BASIC ISSUES.
Historical Overview of Childhood and Adolescent Psychopharmacology (J. Wiener, et al.).
A Review of DSM-IV Categories (J. Wiener).
Development Considerations in Psychopharmacology: The Interaction of Drugs and Development (T. Shapiro).
Methodological and Assessment Issues in Pediatric Psychopharmacology (D. Erhardt & C. Connors).
DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT.
Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders (M. Campbell, et al.).
Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders (M. Campbell & J. Armenteros).
Affective/Mood Disorders (J. Kashani & J. Nair).
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders (J. Rapoport & F. Castellanos).
Anxiety Disorders (C. Popper & P. Gheradi).
TIC Disorders (K. Towbin & D. Cohen).
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (K. Towbin).
Disorders of Conduct and Behavior (M. Kruesi & D. Lelio).
Eating Disorders (R. Hendren & C. Berenson).
Elimination and Sleep Disorders (D. Shaffer & B. Waslick).
Indexes.

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