A classic in its field, 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 and updated fourth edition offers new information on sleep disorders, sleep medication, and substance abuse. You’ll also find up-to-date DSM-5 definitions, information regarding teen use of antidepressants and suicidality, 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 recent information on child and adolescent medications and treatment.
“This book is remarkable in its ability to communicate essential, factual, and practical information in a concise and easily readable manner. Each chapter manages to succinctly provide the reader with information about diagnostic considerations, clinical signs and symptoms of the disorder, and the most effective and up-to-date approaches to treatment. I would recommend this book for students, professionals, individuals who live with the disorders, and their families/caregivers.”
—Joseph E. Comaty, PhD, MP, clinical psychologist, medical psychologist (Louisiana), and coauthor of Julien’s Primer of Drug Action
“The fourth edition of Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychopharmacology Made Simple presents pediatric disorders and their treatments in a highly readable and well-organized style. Not only are agents formally approved for pediatric use covered, but so are the many drugs frequently prescribed ‘off-label.’ Numerous tips are also included on how pediatric management both overlaps and differs from adults. A must-read for those learning to treat children and adolescents.”
—Stephen Stahl, MD, PhD, DSc, professor of psychiatry at the University of California, Riverside; honorary fellow of the University of Cambridge; and author of more than 500 scientific papers and sixty books on psychiatry and psychopharmacology
“This book offers a clear review of the medications used to treat the most common psychiatric conditions in children. The ample use of tables and boxes makes information such as dosing and common side effects readily accessible. Additional information about over-the-counter agents and dietary supplements—as well as patient information sheets about specific classes of medications—provides an added benefit of great practical value to both parents and early career professionals.”
—Jacobus Donders, PhD, ABPP, chief psychologist at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, and coeditor of Clinical Neuropsychology Study Guide and Board Review
“This well-written and easy-to-read book puts at your fingertips a quick reference for those who diagnose and treat children and adolescents with psychiatric disorders. Outside of the basics, it provides the reader with a sense that the authors, outside of being experts, treat patients in their own practices and live by what they teach in their writing of this book.”
—Thomas L. Schwartz, MD, author of Practical Psychopharmacology, and professor and interim chair of psychiatry at SUNY Upstate Medical University
“Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology Made 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