Haunted Children: Rethinking Medication of Common Psychological Disorders

Haunted Children: Rethinking Medication of Common Psychological Disorders

by Arthur F. Roemmelt, M.D.

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Haunted Children: Rethinking Medication of Common Psychological Disorders by Arthur F. Roemmelt, M.D.

Relating stories of his years as a child psychiatrist, the author argues that what essentially is troubling many children is better confronted in therapy rather than treated with medications.

In Haunted Children Arthur F. Roemmelt, M.D., relates stories of his years as a child psychiatrist, sharing the experiences of children with a variety of psychiatric disorders and emphasizing the intensive and creative relationship necessary for the children to develop in a healthy fashion. The author discusses the movement of psychiatry away from psychotherapy toward strategic interventions and pharmacology and the consequences of this transformation. He argues that, although the latter treatment is seen as more efficient and available, it can also promote certain maladies such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and child abuse. Roemmelt concludes that what essentially is troubling many children is better confronted in therapy rather than treated with medications.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780791438862
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 08/28/1998
Series: SUNY series in Transpersonal and Humanistic Psychology Series
Pages: 196
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Arthur F. Roemmelt, M.D., is a psychiatrist in Syracuse, New York, who has been in practice for more than two decades.

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