Pediatric Psychopharmacology: Combining Medical and Psychosocial Interventions
Pediatric Psychopharmacology: Combining Medical and Psychosocial Interventions provides essential information to practitioners who wish to optimize their treatment of childhood and adolescent mental disorders through a better understanding of psychopharmacological agents and improved collaborative options with prescribing clinicians.
This easy-to-use, well-organized volume informs readers about medications proven effective in the treatment of children and adolescents via double-blind studies and the various nonpharmacological interventions that have empirical support. In addition to guidelines for the integration of psychosocial and pharmacological interventions, this volume suggests solutions to the difficulties that practitioners encounter in persuading patients and their families to begin to adhere to a treatment regimen. Furthermore, practitioners will learn straightforward ways to determine the effectiveness of medication protocols and to actively participate in collaborative interventions. Pediatric Psychopharmacology: Combining Medical and Psychosocial Interventions will become a valuable, one-stop source for psychologists and mental health professionals working with pediatric populations.
- Overview of Collaborative Practices in Medication Management
- Monitoring Medication Effectiveness
- Understanding and Overcoming Barriers to Treatment Utilization
- Anxiety Disorders
- Elimination Disorders
- Externalizing Disorders
- Mental Retardation and Autistic Spectrum Disorders
- Mood Disorders
- Psychotic Disorders
- Tics and Tourette's Disorder
Glossary of Terms
About the Authors