Practitioner's Guide to Psychoactive Drugs for Children and Adolescents

Paperback | October 31, 1998

EditorJohn Scott Werry, Michael G. Aman

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Incorporating the latest developments in pharmacology and therapy, this fully revised Second Edition is an ideal quick reference for those who prescribe psychotrophic drugs for young people. New and notable features include: discussions of new drugs and health supplements; revised diagnostic terminology that accords with current DSM-IV nomenclature; reports on anti-epileptic medications; guidelines for the appropriate use of psychoactive medications; and instruction on the monitoring of physical, behavioral, and cognitive effects of various drugs. The handy spiral format makes the book easy to use.

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Incorporating the latest developments in pharmacology and therapy, this fully revised Second Edition is an ideal quick reference for those who prescribe psychotrophic drugs for young people. New and notable features include: discussions of new drugs and health supplements; revised diagnostic terminology that accords with curren...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 10 × 7.01 × 0.04 inPublished:October 31, 1998Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0306458853

ISBN - 13:9780306458859

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Table of Contents

General Principles: Introduction: A Guide for Practitioners, Professionals, and Public ; J.S. Werry. Pharmacology; J.W. Paxton. Prevalence of Drug Therapy; K.D. Gadow. Monitoring and Measuring Drug Effects, I: Physical Effects; A.J. Zametkin. Monitoring and Measuring Drug Effects, II: Behavioral, Emotional, and Cognitive Effects; M.G. Aman. Medicological and Ethical Issues in the Pharmacological Treatment of Children; R. Schouten. Disorders, Symptoms, and Their Pharmacotherapy; B. Geller. Specific Drugs: Stimulants; R. Barkley. Antidepressants and Antimanics Drugs; E. Weller. Antipsychotics (Neuroleptics); M. Campbell. Drugs of Abuse; A. Unis, J. McClellan. Antiepileptics (Anticonvulsants); R. Carpenter, E. Vining. Psychoactive Effects of Medical Drugs; B. Waters. Nootropics and Foods; Y. Conners. Anxiolytics, Sedatives, and Miscellaneous Drugs; M.G. Aman, J.S. Werry. Appendixes: Major Psychoactive Medications Grouped by Drug Class. Major Psychoactive Medications Ordered by Trade Name. Index.

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about the first edition: `An excellent, very accessible handbook, written and edited by major authorities in the area of pediatric psychopharmacology.' Doody's Health Science Book Review Journal `Well summarized and referenced ... excellent.' American Journal of Psychiatry ` Thorough, entirely up-to-date, balanced and humane ... an excellent source of information ... should become the standard.' Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry `An easy reference for treating difficult or infrequently seen cases.' Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry `The book is clearly written. The style is confident, `punchy', and surprisingly uniform for a multi-author book, which indicates good editing. I believe the book is best used as a `ready reference'. The consistent format across chapters, abundant subheadings and concise prose mean that it does not take long for the reader to find what he or she is looking for. ... this book can be confidently recommended to all health professionals who prescribe psychotropics to young people: child psychiatrists and child psychiatry trainees, `behavioral paediatricians', general psychiatrists whose practice may include youngs persons, and many general practitioners. All medical libraries and pharmacies should also have a copy.' Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 33:6 (1996)