Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychopharmacology Made Simple offers everything you need to know about the use of psychoactive medications in the treatment of childhood and adolescent psychological disorders in easy-to-understand language.
This fully revised third edition offers updated DSM-V definitions, new information regarding teen use of antidepressants and suicidality, information on attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and ADHD medications, bipolar disorder, psychotic episodes and eating disorders in children and adolescents, the use of antipsychotics in children and adolescents, non-medication approaches and adjuncts to medications, and how to assess and treat noncompliance and "breakthrough" symptoms.
Also included are fact sheets that clearly delineate frequently prescribed medications for each disorder along with medication side effects and signs of toxicity. For each psychological disorder, the book offers: current diagnostic criteria; treatment indications and contraindications; medication information; and help for monitoring, evaluating, and following up with patients.
Whether you are a pediatrician, parent, therapist, educator, or other health care professional, this is the only resource you need to consult for the most up-to-date information on child and adolescent medications and treatment.
John D. Preston, PsyD, ABPP, is a licensed psychologist and author or coauthor of twenty books. He is professor emeritus of psychology at Alliant International University, and has also served on the faculty of the UC Davis School of Medicine. He has... Read more
John H. O’Neal, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist who has been in private practice since 1977. He is past chief of the department of psychiatry at Sutter Community Hospital in Sacramento, CA. He is associate clinical professor of psychiatry at... Read more
Mary C. Talaga, RPh, PhD, has been a pharmacist for thirty-nine years, with specialization in psychiatric pharmacy and pharmacy administration. She has extensive experience in health care, and has practiced in a variety of clinical settings. Over... Read more
“Child and Adolescent PsychopharmacologyMade Simple is an outstanding contribution for the non-pharmacist health professional. The chapters are clear, practical, concise, and authored by pharmacists, physicians, and behavioral health experts with current knowledge and valuable insights for health professionals working in medical, dental, and behavioral health settings.” -William Gordon, PhD, president of the Institute for Brain Potential
“This is a great handbook that is up-to-date and very clearly written. The short chapters and multiple tables make it extremely easy to use. I find it ideal when I need quick access to information on the latest psychopharmaceuticals for kids.” -Daniel Carlat, MD, associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine, and publisher of The Carlat Psychiatry Report