Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychopharmacology Made Simple
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Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychopharmacology Made Simple ($14.95) by John Preston, John O'Neal, and Mary Talaga
This short and easy-to-understand book offers all the information you need about the use of psychoactive medications in the treatment of childhood and adolescent psychological disorders.
The book is organized by disorders most commonly encountered in young people, like ADD, depression and bipolar disorder, anxiety, learning disorders, and psychotic disorders like schizophrenia and borderline personality disorder. Each chapter includes diagnosis criteria for each problem, treatment indications and contraindications, and notes for monitoring, evaluation, and follow-up care. The book identifies popular classes of drugs by brand and generic names, and provides fact sheets that therapists can offer parents or parents can show to doctors who may need more information to make sound treatment decisions.
From the Publisher
: This is a straightforward and authoritative guide to using psychiatric medications to treat childhood and adolescent psychological disorders, comprehensive enough for professionals and clear enough for parents. It includes ADHD, depression and bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, and developmental disorders such as autism and Asperger's disorder.
About the Author
John Preston, Psy.D., ABPP, is a licensed psychologist and the author of fourteen books. He is professor of psychology at the Sacramento, CA, campus of Alliant International University and has served on the faculty of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine.
John O’Neal, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist in private practice and associate clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine.
Mary Talaga, R.Ph., Ph.D., is pharmacy services manager at the Kaiser South Sacramento Medical Center
Paperback: 137 pages
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications; 1 edition (February 2, 2006)