Your Child in the Balance: Solving the Psychiatric Medicine Dilemma

Your Child in the Balance: Solving the Psychiatric Medicine Dilemma

by Kevin T. Kalikow MD
     
 

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A thorough and balanced resource for parents facing decisions about their children.See more details below

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A thorough and balanced resource for parents facing decisions about their children.

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Journal of Child and Family Studies
“This book is an excellent tool for parents to consult when they are faced with the decision of medicating their child. The book is easy to read, humorous at times, and the many vignettes are helpful in understanding and giving life to the different concepts that are discussed in the book. The advice given in the book and guidelines for weighing risks and benefits are priceless for parents needing a practical way to make a decision.”
H. Steven Moffic
“. . . The best resource I've run across on the use of psychiatric medications in children and adolescents . . . sophisticated enough for clinicians but written for parents; [I] encourage parents to read it.”
Gloria De Gaetano
“[A] wonderful book . . . a huge gift to moms and dads.”
Edward Hallowell
“A superb and much-needed guide to the complex world of psychiatric medications for children. Dr. Kalikow delves deeply into a subject that is usually only superficially addressed. He discusses both the science and the psychology of medications, and gives parents both the knowledge and the guidance they need to make the right decisions. I could not recommend this book more highly. Truly a brilliant work.”
Harold S. Koplewicz
“Your Child in the Balance is a wonderful book. It provides parents with much needed, scientifically sound, and wise advice on psychiatric medications for children and teenagers. It will help parents navigate the important decisions about what treatments are safe and effective for their children.”
Judith Rapoport
“Kalikow’s book provides the helping hand that most parents need . . . Your Child in the Balance is a thoughtful overview . . . The warmth and readability of this book makes Dr. Kalikow’s wisdom easy to absorb.”
Clarice J. Kestenbaum
“Dr. Kalikow has written a 'must read' book for parents, teachers, and the therapists who work with children. Unlike the usual 'cookbook' or 'one size fits all' approach, he assumes that thoughtful, intelligent parents can use the numerous illustrative vignettes he provides to decide for themselves when psychiatric medication is the treatment of choice...I plan to use [Your Child in the Balance] in teaching psychiatric residents and medical students and shall offer a copy to every parent who wonders whether his child is a candidate for medicine.”
Clinical Psychiatry News
“The best resource I've run across on the use of psychiatric medications in children and adolescents . . . sophisticated enough for clinicians but was written for parents; encourage parents to read it . . .”

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393706604
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
03/12/2012
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
1,241,382
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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