Pediatric Psychopharmacology: Combining Medical and Psychosocial Interventions / Edition 1

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Informs non-physician practitioners about pharmacological options, standard dosages, and possible adverse effects of medications prescribed for psychological disorders in children and adolescents. Organized by disorder type, the guide also suggests psychosocial methods of intervention that can be used in combination with a medication, and guidelines for monitoring effectiveness of the drugs. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Reviewer: Ozlem Dubauskas, MD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: This book focuses on treatment interventions for childhood behavioral disorders.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a resource that combines pharmacological and behavioral treatment modalities. The authors attempt to provide the information at a very basic level to reach a diverse population of readers.
Audience: The audience includes psychologists and nonmedical practitioners such as therapists, nurses, and social workers. Practically anybody who deals with children on a clinical basis could benefit from this book.
Features: Basically this book includes behavioral and pharmacological approaches to behavioral disorders in children. The book covers mental retardation and mood, anxiety, elimination, and externalizing disorders as well as tics, Tourette's, and psychotic disorders. The strongest parts of the book are the psychological treatment modalities. Written at a very basic level for medication management techniques, the content is more valuable for those who are interested in behavior management techniques. The language is easy to understand and the information is well organized. There is a valuable index and a list of medical terms and explanations at the end of the book. There are many tables that enhance the understanding of the material. References are included at the end of each chapter.
Assessment: Basically this book includes behavioral and pharmacological approaches to behavioral disorders in children. The book covers mental retardation and mood, anxiety, elimination, and externalizing disorders as well as tics, Tourette's, and psychotic disorders. The strongest parts of the book are the psychological treatment modalities. Written at a very basic level for medication management techniques, the content is more valuable for those who are interested in behavior management techniques. The language is easy to understand and the information is well organized. There is a valuable index and a list of medical terms and explanations at the end of the book. There are many tables that enhance the understanding of the material. References are included at the end of each chapter.
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Reviewer: Ozlem Dubauskas, MD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: This book focuses on treatment interventions for childhood behavioral disorders.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a resource that combines pharmacological and behavioral treatment modalities. The authors attempt to provide the information at a very basic level to reach a diverse population of readers.
Audience: The audience includes psychologists and nonmedical practitioners such as therapists, nurses, and social workers. Practically anybody who deals with children on a clinical basis could benefit from this book.
Features: Basically this book includes behavioral and pharmacological approaches to behavioral disorders in children. The book covers mental retardation and mood, anxiety, elimination, and externalizing disorders as well as tics, Tourette's, and psychotic disorders. The strongest parts of the book are the psychological treatment modalities. Written at a very basic level for medication management techniques, the content is more valuable for those who are interested in behavior management techniques. The language is easy to understand and the information is well organized. There is a valuable index and a list of medical terms and explanations at the end of the book. There are many tables that enhance the understanding of the material. References are included at the end of each chapter.
Assessment: Basically this book includes behavioral and pharmacological approaches to behavioral disorders in children. The book covers mental retardation and mood, anxiety, elimination, and externalizing disorders as well as tics, Tourette's, and psychotic disorders. The strongest parts of the book are the psychological treatment modalities. Written at a very basic level for medication management techniques, the content is more valuable for those who are interested in behavior management techniques. The language is easy to understand and the information is well organized. There is a valuable index and a list of medical terms and explanations at the end of the book. There are many tables that enhance the understanding of the material. References are included at the end of each chapter.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557988133
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association
  • Publication date: 1/28/2002
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Ch. 1 Overview of Collaborative Practices in Medication Management 3
Ch. 2 Monitoring Medication Effectiveness 23
Ch. 3 Understanding and Overcoming Barriers to Treatment Utilization 47
Ch. 4 Anxiety Disorders 65
Ch. 5 Elimination Disorders 87
Ch. 6 Externalizing Disorders 101
Ch. 7 Mental Retardation and Autistic Spectrum Disorders 133
Ch. 8 Mood Disorders 163
Ch. 9 Psychotic Disorders 185
Ch. 10 Tics and Tourette's Disorder 203
Glossary of Terms 231
Index 235
About the Authors 243
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