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TitlePractitioner's Guide to Psychoactive Drugs for Children and Adolescents [electronic resource] / edited by John S. Werry, Michael G. Aman
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US : Imprint: Springer, 1993
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information. This book aims to do this for practitioners, professionals in health, welfare, and education, and interested laypersons, including parents. This is no easy task, since the levels of technical knowledge vary from that of the special education teacher seeking information about the drugs that many such pupils will be receiving, to that of the modern young child and adolescent psychiatrist whose grasp of the difficult fields of pharmacokinetics (how drugs are absorbed, distributed, and eliminated) and neurotransmitter physiology (via which most psychoactive drugs work) is daunting to the editors, who grew up in the bucolic clinical-empirical era. Inevitably there are sections of the book that will prove too technical for any except the medically qualified, but considerable effort has been applied to make much of the text, especially that discussing the clinical uses and side effects of the drugs, comprehensible to anyone used to getting information by reading. We also take comfort in the fact that many of the major contributions in pediatric psychopharยญ macology have been made by nonmedical professionals, notably psychologists, suggesting that an audience beyond the medically qualified is practicable. One other problem confronted us-whether to organize the book by psychoยญ pathological symptoms (e.g., hyperactivity) and disorders (e.g., autism) or by drugs


I. General Principles -- 1.Introduction: A Guide for Practitioners, Professionals, and Public -- 2. Pharmacology -- 3. Prevalence of Drug Therapy -- 4. Monitoring and Measuring Drug Effects. I. Physical Effects -- 5. Monitoring and Measuring Drug Effects. II. Behavioral, Emotional, and Cognitive Effects -- 6. Medicolegal and Ethical Issues in the Pharmacologic Treatment of Children -- 7. Disorders, Symptoms, and Their Pharmacotherapy -- II. Specific Drugs -- 8. Stimulants -- 9. Antidysthymic Drugs (Antidepressants and Antimanics) -- 10. Antipsychotics (Neuroleptics) -- 11. Drugs of Abuse -- 12. Antiepileptics (Anticonvulsants) -- 13. Psychoactive Effects of Medical Drugs -- 14. Nootropics and Foods -- 15. Anxiolytics, Sedatives, and Miscellaneous Drugs -- Appendix A Major Psychoactive Medications Grouped by Drug Class -- Appendix B Major Psychoactive Medications Ordered by Trade Name

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