Diagnosis and Psychopharmacology of Childhood and Adolescent Disorders

Diagnosis and Psychopharmacology of Childhood and Adolescent Disorders

by Jerry M. Wiener
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471800716

ISBN-13: 9780471800712

Pub. Date: 04/01/1985

Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated

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…  See more details below

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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; includes the most recent information on the relative efficacy and adverse side effects of most psychotropic agents now in use; and closely adheres to the DSM-IV diagnostic criteria throughout. To facilitate easy reference, Diagnosis and Psychopharmacology of Childhood and Adolescent 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 treatmentswith 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 Psychopharmac

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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

1Historical Overview of Childhood and Adolescent Psychopharmacology3
2A Review of DSM-IV Categories71
3Developmental Considerations in Psychopharmacology: The Interaction of Drugs and Development79
4Methodological and Assessment Issues in Pediatric Psychopharmacology97
5Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders151
6Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders193
7Affective/Mood Disorders229
8Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder265
9Anxiety Disorders293
10Tic Disorders349
11Obsessive Compulsive Disorder375
12Disorders of Conduct and Behavior401
13Eating Disorders449
14Elimination and Sleep Disorders471
Author Index487
Subject Index511

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