Scientifically sound and clinically rich, the Clinical Manual of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, Second Edition, offers comprehensive guidance on treatment of the wide range of psychiatric disorders seen in children and adolescents, from attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder to schizophrenia and psychotic illnesses. This information is grounded in a full examination of the developmental aspects of pediatric psychopharmacology, with emphasis on the differing effects of psychotropic drugs on children and adults, knowledge that is critical to ensure treatment efficacy and safety.
Providing the best clinical care for patients necessitates that clinicians remain current on the available research. To meet that challenge, this new and completely revised second edition presents the latest findings from the scientific literature, along with expert commentary regarding the clinical implications of this research, yielding an evidence-based, highly practical, and supremely useful resource. Each chapter is exhaustively referenced and includes multiple tables that make the information accessible and easy to understand. A boon to busy practitioners as well as an excellent resource for introductory courses in pediatric psychopharmacology, the Clinical Manual of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, Second Edition, deserves a spot on every clinician's shelf.
Table of Contents
Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgments. Developmental aspects of pediatric psychopharmacology. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Disruptive behavior disorders and aggression. Anxiety disorders. Major depressive disorder. Bipolar disorders. Autism and other pervasive developmental disorders. Tic disorders. Early schizophrenia and psychotic illnesses. Index.
Molly McVoy, M.D., is Assistant Training Director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship within the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, a research physician at the Discovery and Wellness Center for Children, and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio.
Robert L. Findling, M.D., M.B.A., is Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, and Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio.