Practitioner’s Guide to Psychoactive Drugs for Children and Adolescents

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John Scott Werry, Michael G. Aman
Springer Science & Business Media, Jun 29, 2013 - Psychology - 502 pages
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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Contents

A Guide for Practitioners Professionals and Public
3
Pharmacology
23
Prevalence of Drug Therapy
51
IX
62
Monitoring and Measuring Drug Effects I Physical Effects
69
Monitoring and Measuring Drug Effects II Behavioral Emotional
99
Medicolegal and Ethical Issues in the Pharmacological Treatment
165
Risk Management in the Treatment of Children and Adolescents
177
Pharmacology
307
SummaryConclusions
319
Drugs of Abuse
329
Antiepileptics Anticonvulsants
355
Psychoactive Effects of Medical Drugs
387
Developmental Considerations
407
Nootropics and Foods
413
Anxiolytics Sedatives and Miscellaneous Drugs
433

Stimulants
213
Antidepressant and Antimanic Drugs
249
Antipsychotics Neuroleptics
297
Appendix A Psychoactive Medications Grouped by Drug Class and Foods
471
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