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Author Wilens, Timothy E., author.

Title Straight talk about psychiatric medications for kids, fourth edition / Timothy E. Wilens and Paul G. Hammerness.

Publication Info. New York, NY : The Guilford Press, [2016]


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Edition Fourth edition.
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Summary "When a child is struggling with an emotional or behavioral problem, parents face many difficult decisions. Is medication the right choice? What about side effects? How long will medication be needed? In this authoritative guide, leading child psychiatrists Drs. Timothy Wilens and Paul Hammerness explain the nuts and bolts of psychiatric medications--from how they work and potential risks to their impact on a child's emotions, school performance, personality, and health. Extensively revised to include the latest information about medications and their uses, the fourth edition is even more accessible, and includes pullouts, bulleted lists, and "take home points" highlighting critical facts. In addition to parents, this is an ideal reference for teachers and other school professionals"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part I: What every parent should know about psychiatric medications for children -- The preliminaries: building a foundation of knowledge -- The psychopharmacology evaluation: finding out what's wrong -- The diagnosis and treatment plan: laying out a strategy to help your child -- Treatment and beyond: collaborating in your child's ongoing care -- Part II: Common childhood psychiatric disorders -- Attention and disruptive behavioral disorders -- Anxiety-related disorders -- Mood disorders -- Autism spectrum disorder -- Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders -- Disorders of known medical and neurological origin -- Other mental health disturbances affecting children and adolescents -- Part III: The psychotropic medications -- The stimulants and nonstimulants for ADHD -- The antidepressants -- The mood stabilizers -- The anxiety-breaking medications -- The alpha agonists and other anithypertensives -- The antipsychotics -- Medications for sleep, bedwetting, and other problems.
Subject Pediatric psychopharmacology -- Popular works.
Pediatric psychopharmacology. (OCoLC)fst01056475
Genre/Form Popular works. (OCoLC)fst01423846
Added Author Hammerness, Paul Graves, author.
ISBN 9781462519859 (paperback ; acid-free paper)
1462519857 (paperback ; acid-free paper)
9781462525874 (hardcover ; acid-free paper)
1462525873 (hardcover ; acid-free paper)

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