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From the Publisher"Strengths: incredibly well-researched, well-written, info on children and adolescents throughout is very much appreciated. This book offers a very academic discussion with a reasonable tone that is moderate, thoughtful, and appropriate to the topic. I really cannot say how much I appreciate the balance between the ideological poles in social work that say we must either reject all pharmacotherapy/medical approaches, or else, on the other end of the spectrum, completely ally ourselves with the medical profession. This book never talks down to the reader. It offers an excellent inclusion of consumer perspectives, consumer-strengths focus, and skillfully integrates social work values into the discussion."
"The text is amazingly reader friendly and balanced in its perspectives on the role of medications in the life of clients, family members and their relationship with providers. The authors have done a superb job of infusing the third edition with updated information on psychotropic medications with special populations and data from a national survey of social workers and their changing roles in medication management."