Helping Parents, Youth, and Teachers Understand Medications for Behavioral and Emotional Problems: A Resource Book of Medication Information Handouts / Edition 3

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This book of practical handouts is an essential resource for psychiatrists, pediatricians, and others who prescribe medicine for youth with behavioral and emotional problems. Written in language that lay readers -- parents, teachers, and youth -- can understand, this book covers today's most effective medications for pediatric behavioral and emotional disorders. This time-saving resource offers essential information for the patient, family, and school, including 64 medications from alprazolam to zolpidem. Each entry contains the basic information needed to reinforce clinical discussions, ensure that key points aren't forgotten or overlooked, and provide answers to important questions that arise between visits.

Now in its third edition, this handy treatment aid has been restructured to enhance clinical use. The book is organized by generic drug name, with brand names indicated and indexed. Each medication has a handout for adults -- parents and teachers -- and a separate handout for youth. Each parent and teacher handout describes how the medication works, how long its effects last, some of the side effects and interactions with other medications and foods, and what could happen if the medication is stopped suddenly. Each medication handout for youth explains how to take the medication, how the doctor will follow patients' progress, and how the medication might affect patients. The clinician can photocopy handouts from the book or conveniently print them from the accompanying CD-ROM.

Written by experienced clinicians, all medication information has been updated and new medications have been added. This fully enhanced third edition features • Information on new medications such as atomoxetine (Strattera) and aripiprazole (Abilify)• Explanations of new concerns about potential side effects and FDA black box warnings for antidepressants and stimulants• Expanded coverage of medications for sleep• Appendixes that list medications typically used for certain indications, to enable the clinician to discuss options with the family or to check off medications that have been tried• Additional sources of information for the clinician and for patients and their families, including books, Web sites, and helpful organizations

Helping Parents, Youth, and Teachers Understand Medications for Behavioral and Emotional Problems, Third Edition, is a valuable resource that will help busy clinicians promote understanding, enhance compliance, and improve therapeutic outcomes.

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Editorial Reviews

J clin psychiatry

It is likely that this book will become a popular reference volume on the shelves of all frontline clinicians who deal with young patients and their parents, and it will serve this target group admirably.

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Reviewer: Raj Tummala, MD (Wyeth Pharmaceuticals)
Description: This is a very useful resource book for medication handouts for parents, teachers and young patients. The book is meant as an educational tool for clinicians dealing with children and adolescents.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide clinicians a resource for handouts to use to educate patients and their parents and teachers about the most commonly prescribed psychotropics. The information in the handouts is provided in a simple, easy-to-read format that is very balanced in its approach. This is a very useful book in child and adolescent psychiatry and the book largely meets its overall objective.
Audience: This book is targeted towards all clinicians who treat young patients — psychiatrists, pediatricians, neurologists as well as other mental health professionals. The authors and contributors are very solid and credible in their respective areas.
Features: The book is divided into three sections of handouts meant for parents, teachers, and youth. It covers all the commonly used psychotropic agents in child and adolescent psychiatry. Each handout describes, in a very simple to understand format, information that is commonly asked by patients, teachers, and parents. The book also comes with a CD that has the handouts in a PDF format that can be printed.
Assessment: This is a very useful book that allows clinicians to provide patients with information sheets that will add to the education of the patients and family. The information is very easy to understand and covers the most common questions that are asked.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585622535
  • Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/2006
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 759
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Mina K. Dulcan, M.D., is Head of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Margaret C. Osterman Professor of Child Psychiatry at Children's Memorial Hospital; Director of Adolescent Psychiatry at Northwestern Memorial Hospital; and Head of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Pediatrics at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois.

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Table of Contents

Contributors. Acknowledgments. Introduction for physicians. Selected additional reading for health and mental health professionals. Resources for parents and teachers. Information on the internet. About the CD-ROM. Alprazolam. Amphetamine. Aripiprazole. Atenolol. Atomoxetine. Benztropine. Bupropion. Buspirone. Carbamazepine. Chlorpromazine. Citalopram. Clomipramine. Clonazepam. Clonidine. Clozapine. Cyproheptadine. Desipramine. Demopressin acetate. Diazepam. Diphenhydramine. Duloxetine. Escitalopram. Estazolam. Eszopiclone. Fluoxetine. Fluphenazine. Flurazepam. Fluvoxamine. Gabapentin. Guanfacine. Haloperidol. Hydroxyzine. Imipramine. Lamotrigine. Lithium. Lorazepam. Loxapine. Melatonin. Methylphenidate. Mirtazapine. Modafinil. Nortriptyline. Olanzapine. Oxcarbazepine. Paroxetine. Perphenazine. Pimozide. Pindolol. Propranolol. Quetiapine. Ramelteon. Risperidone. Sertraline. Temazepam. Thiothixene. Topiramate. Trazodone. Triazolam. Trifluoperazine. Valproic Acid. Venlafaxine. Zaleplon. Ziprasidone. Zolpidem. Appendices. Index of brand names.

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