Pediatric Psychopharmacology: Fast Facts

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Overview

Medical students and graduate medical residents training in pediatrics, primary care, pediatric neurology, psychiatry, and child and adolescent psychiatry require an empirical knowledge base in pediatric psychopharmacology. Clinical psychologists are increasingly confronted with medication issues if and when they evaluate and treat youngsters with mental health problems. At the time of this writing, psychologists have been legislatively granted psychiatric medication prescribing rights in New Mexico and Louisiana. Given the continuing national shortage of child and adolescent psychiatrists, the number of states granting prescriptive rights to psychologists may very well grow in the future. Often treatment involves a collaborative effort between the prescribing clinician, the primary care provider, and a number of other adults who may be responsible for the welfare of the child, including parents, guardians, the courts, nurses, teachers, counselors, therapists, and clergy. Providing a mechanism for broadly sharing state-of-the-art knowledge about psychopharmacological treatment of children and adolescents is very timely and important. There exists a great need for accurate, up-to-date information provided in an easy to read and highly organized reference that is accessible to both the clinician and layperson alike.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393704617
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/16/2006
  • Series: Fast Facts
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 716
  • Sales rank: 234,537
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Daniel F. Connor, M.D., is the Lockean Distinguished Professor in Mental Health Education, Research, and Clinical Improvement, and Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT. He is also the author of Aggression & Antisocial Behavior in Children and Adolescents: Research and Treatment.

Bruce M. Meltzer, M.D, is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester. He is also the Medical Director of Adolescent Continuing Care Services at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

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