×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Straight Talk about Psychiatric Medications for Kids, Third Edition / Edition 3
  • Alternative view 1 of Straight Talk about Psychiatric Medications for Kids, Third Edition / Edition 3
  • Alternative view 2 of Straight Talk about Psychiatric Medications for Kids, Third Edition / Edition 3
     

Straight Talk about Psychiatric Medications for Kids, Third Edition / Edition 3

5.0 1
by Timothy E. Wilens
 

ISBN-10: 1593858426

ISBN-13: 9781593858421

Pub. Date: 09/01/2008

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

Deciding whether to give your child medication for an emotional or behavioral problem is one of the toughest choices a parent can face. Will medication really help? How long will it be needed? The doctor may say it's perfectly safe--but what about the news stories about overuse and risks? From experienced child psychiatrist Dr. Timothy Wilens, this bestselling

Overview

Deciding whether to give your child medication for an emotional or behavioral problem is one of the toughest choices a parent can face. Will medication really help? How long will it be needed? The doctor may say it's perfectly safe--but what about the news stories about overuse and risks? From experienced child psychiatrist Dr. Timothy Wilens, this bestselling guide has already empowered many tens of thousands of parents to become active, informed managers of their children's care. Dr. Wilens explains how medications work; their impact on kids' emotions, personality, school performance, and health; the risks and benefits of widely used antidepressants; and much more.

New in the Third Edition:
The fully updated third edition details the latest advances in treating specific disorders--with significant new information on bipolar disorder and ADHD--and offers up-to-date answers to parents' frequently asked questions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593858421
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2008
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
325
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

I. What Every Parent Should Know about Psychiatric Medications for Children

1. The Preliminaries: Building a Foundation of Knowledge

2. The Psychopharmacological Evaluation: Finding Out What's Wrong

3. The Diagnosis and Treatment Plan: Laying Out a Strategy to Help Your Child

4. Treatment and Beyond: Collaborating in Your Child's Ongoing Care

II. Common Childhood Psychiatric Disorders

5. Attentional and Disruptive Behavioral Disorders

6. Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders

7. The Mood Disorders

8. Anxiety-Related Disorders

9. Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders

10. Disorders of Known Medical and Neurological Origin

11. Other Mental Health Disturbances Affecting Children and Adolescents

III. The Psychotropic Medications

12. The Stimulants and Nonstimulants for ADHD

13. The Antidepressants

14. The Mood Stabilizers

15. The Anxiety-Breaking Medications

16. The Antihypertensives

17. The Antipsychotics

18. Medications for Sleep, Bedwetting, and Other Problems

Appendix: Representative Medication Preparations and Sizes Used for the Treatment of Childhood Emotional and Behavioral Disorders; Example of a Completed Medication Log; Medication Log; Resources

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews

Straight Talk about Psychiatric Medications for Kids, Third Edition 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago