Psychiatric Drugs in Children and Adolescents

Author: Manfred Gerlach
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3709115019
Format: PDF, Docs
Download Now
This book offers a comprehensive survey of the current state of knowledge in the field of neuro-psychopharmacology in childhood and adolescence. In the first part, the essentials of neuro-psychopharmacology are presented in order to provide a deeper understanding of the principles and particularities in the pharmacotherapy of children and adolescents. This part includes information on neurotransmitters and signal transduction pathways, molecular brain structures as targets for psychiatric drugs, characteristics of psychopharmacological therapy in children and adolescents, ontogenetic influences on pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, and pharmacotherapy in the outpatient setting. The part on classes of psychiatric medications, which covers antidepressants, antipsychotics, anxiolytics and sedative-hypnotics, mood stabilizers, and psychostimulants and other drugs used in the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, provides sufficient background material to better understand how psychoactive drugs work, and why, when, and for whom they should be used. For each drug within a class, information on its mechanisms of action, clinical pharmacology, indications, dosages, and cognate issues are reviewed. In the third part, the disorder-specific and symptom-oriented medication is described and discerningly evaluated from a practical point of view, providing physicians with precise instructions on how to proceed. Psychiatric Drugs in Children and Adolescents includes numerous tables, figures and illustrations and offers a valuable reference work for child and adolescent psychiatrists and psychotherapists, pediatricians, general practitioners, psychologists, and nursing staff, as well as teachers.

Clinical Handbook of Psychotropic Drugs for Children and Adolescents

Author: Dean Elbe
Publisher: Hogrefe Publishing
ISBN: 1616764562
Format: PDF, Kindle
Download Now
Fully updated and expanded, and now in full color with intuitive icons throughout,packed with its unique comparison charts, and with patient / caregiver handoutsas printable PDFs - the widely acclaimed reference to psychotropic medications inchildren and adolescents is now more "user-friendly" than ever!Many psychotropic drugs are used to treat childhood and adolescent mental illnesson the basis of efficacy in adults, despite not being currently approved for use in theyoung. The lack of approval does not necessarily reflect lack of safety or efficacy,but it does reflect a lack of controlled studies. The Clinical Handbook of PsychotropicDrugs for Children & Adolescents is a unique resource to help you make the rightchoice for younger patients:* Independent, unbiased, evidence-based, clinically relevant* Based on independent published literature, including randomized controlled trials,open and double-blind studies, pharmacokinetic trials, cohort trials, case series,and case reports, as well as the experience of leading clinical experts* Includes monograph statements regarding use of each drug in children andadolescents* Shows approved and nonapproved indications for children and adolescents, aswell as for adults* Dosage comparisons based on scientific data* Unique comparison charts, handouts for patients/caregivers, and much more

Clinical Handbook of Psychotropic Drugs

Author: Adil S Virani
Publisher: Hogrefe Publishing
ISBN: 1616763957
Format: PDF, Kindle
Download Now
Fully updated and expanded, in full color with intuitive icons throughout, packed with new and expanded comparison charts, and now with patient handouts as printable PDFs – the classic reference to psychotropic medications is now more “user-friendly” than ever! The Clinical Handbook of Psychotropic Drugs has become a standard reference and practical tool for psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, pharmacists, psychologists, physicians, and all mental health professionals. The new and fully updated 19th edition retains all the practical features for which the Clinical Handbook is renowned: - Independent, unbiased - Packed with unique comparison charts (dosages, side effects, pharmacokinetics, interactions...) that allow you to see at a glance which medication is the most suitable for each patient - Instantly recognizable icons and full color throughout, allowing you to find at a glance all the information you seek - The latest information on newly released drugs, adverse effects, approved indications (see below for details) - Succinct, bulleted information on all classes of medication: on- and off-label indications, side effects, interactions, pharmacodynamics, precautions in the young, the elderly, and pregnancy, nursing implications, and much more – all you need to know for each class of drug - Patient Handouts, Herbal and “Natural” Products, Unapproved Treatments, ECT, BLT, rTMS. New in this edition: - Pharmacotherapy for nicotine/tobacco use - Extensive revisions and additions to the antipsychotics, including dosing, adverse effects, interactions, precautions - New dosage/pharmacokinetics comparison chart for extrapyramidal agents - Extensive revisions to benzodiazepines and hypnotics/sedatives comparison chart - Updates on unapproved treatments (e.g., pregabalin and vigabatrin for alcohol and cocaine dependence) and herbal and “natural” products (e.g., for treatment of depression) - Hundreds of new references - Printable (PDF) patient handouts - Drugs with recent/changed approval include: lurasidone (Latuda), vilazodone (Viibryd), iloperidone (Fanapt), asenapine sublingual (Saphris), guanfacine (Tenex, Intuniv), degarelix (Firmagon), finasteride (Proscar) - Preparations added include: Symbyax, Prozac Weekly, Luvox CR, Aplenzin, Oleptro, Silenor, Zonolon, Invega Sustenna, Zyprexa Relprevv, Mellaril, Compoz, Epitol, Teril, Nytol, Simply Sleep, Sominex, Unisom, clonidine SR (Kapvay)

Pharmacotherapy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Disorders

Author: David Rosenberg
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119961009
Format: PDF
Download Now
This book fulfils an urgent need for an updated text on pediatric psychopharmacology. It takes a unique approach in discussing recent findings within the context of current issues, including economic and political ones. The book covers the emerging question of treating children who do not yet meet diagnostic criteria for psychosis, e.g, schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, but who are deemed to be at high risk. This is an active area of debate: such children are being treated in certain centers, while others reject this completely. The book addresses the antidepressant controversy, the placebo response and unique strategies for delineating this, and ways to optimize the differential between active medication and placebo. It reviews the impact of recent American Heart Association guidelines for monitoring children on stimulants and other psychotropics. It adheres closely to DSM-IV diagnostic criteria throughout. The book describes the use of newly approved drugs such as Lexapro for treating adolescent depression and the novel compound Intuniv. It covers the TADS and CAMS studies, which evaluated the use of SSRIs alone and in combination with cognitive behavioral therapy for adolescent depression. Other topics include treatment of bipolar disorders, the increasing popularity of generic equivalents, combination pharmacotherapy and the potential dangers of psychotropic medications. Third edition of the first ever book published on pediatric psychopharmacology from renowned editors. Incorporates current developments with regard to SSRIs, their indications and their safety issues, including possible associated suicidal behavior. Addresses concerns about cardiovascular side effects of the new stimulant medications available, and compares to other FDA-approved medications for ADHD. Features many tables, figures and pictorials, making it highly accessible and reader friendly.

Clinical Manual of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology

Author: Molly McVoy
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
ISBN: 1615371265
Format: PDF, Mobi
Download Now
The new, third edition of the Clinical Manual of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology has been thoroughly revised, yet its mission remains the same: to keep clinicians up-to-date on the latest research so that they can provide state-of-the-art care to their young patients. To this end, the book describes and explores those elements that are specific to pediatric psychopharmacology; this defines and positions the volume at the nexus of child and adolescent psychiatry, pediatrics, and pharmacology. A stellar roster of contributors addresses new treatments for youths with disruptive behavior disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, pervasive developmental disorders, and psychotic illnesses and tackles some of the most important emerging issues in the field. For example, advances in understanding the long-term treatment effects of medications in pediatric populations are thoroughly reviewed, including not only maintenance studies that consider the durability of efficacy but also clinical trials of greater duration designed to specifically evaluate long-term safety. In addition, recent studies of combination therapies are examined, helping clinicians better understand how to treat the complicated patients that arrive every day at a prescribing clinician's office. Finally, because research designs now include a broader base of patient populations to make the data more applicable to everyday clinical practice, the book focuses on head-to-head studies with multiple active comparators. The book offers clinicians comprehensive, accessible information and boasts a multitude of helpful features: The book is organized by diagnosis instead of agent class. This makes it a true clinical desktop reference that allows clinicians to quickly and efficiently search treatment options and the evidence base on a case-by-case basis. DSM-5 criteria and information on comorbidities are also included. The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Practice Parameters are integrated into the discussion, where applicable, in support of standard of care. The book has been updated to include the latest research at the time of publication. A new chapter has been added to address eating disorders, an area where psychopharmacological research that may apply to children and adolescents is now being pursued. Useful features to help the reader understand and retain the material include clinical summary points, easy to read tables, and current and carefully vetted references. The Clinical Manual of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, Third Edition, is an indispensable guide to the substantive research that has been done in nearly every area of pediatric psychopharmacology, as well as the major improvements that have been made to the evidence-based practice of treating youths with psychiatric illness.

The Prescriber s Guide Antidepressants

Author: Stephen M. Stahl
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107667968
Format: PDF, Kindle
Download Now
This spin-off from Stephen Stahl's new, completely revised, and fully updated fourth edition of the Prescriber's Guide covers the most important drugs in use today for treating depression. Now established as the indispensable formulary in psychopharmacology, easy to navigate and easy to use, the Prescriber's Guide combines evidence-based information with clinically-informed guidance to support clinicians in making the most effective prescribing decisions for the good of their patients. Incorporating information on the newest indications, new formulations, new recommendations and new safety data, this edition continues to provide the essential practical support required by anyone prescribing in the field of mental health.

Prescribing Mental Health Medication

Author: Christopher M. Doran
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113628009X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download Now
Prescribing Mental Health Medication is a text for practitioners who treat mental disorders with medication. It explains the entire process of medication assessment, management and follow up for general medical practitioners, mental health practitioners, students, residents, prescribing nurses and others perfecting this skill. Already used by providers and training institutions throughout the world, the newly revised second edition is completely updated and focuses on the following key issues: How to determine if medication is needed Proper dosing and how to start and stop medication When to change medication Dealing with difficult patients Specific mental health symptoms and appropriate medication Special populations including pregnant women, substance abusers, children and adolescents, and the elderly Monitoring medication with blood levels Management of medication side effects and avoidance of medication risk The misuse of medication Prescription of generic preparations Prescriptions via the Internet, telemedicine, and electronic medical records Organizing a prescriptive office and record-keeping Completely updated, this text includes information on all psychotropic medications in use in the United States and the United Kingdom. It incorporates clinical tips, sample dialogues for talking about medications to patients, and information specifically relevant in primary care settings.

Handbook of Child and Adolescent Tuberculosis

Author: Peter R. Donald
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190220899
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download Now
Tuberculosis remains one of the most prevalent, deadly, and underdiagnosed infectious diseases in the world. In children, this burden is doubly problematic because of the disease's unique clinical characteristics and its need for special public health and diagnostic techniques. After decades of relative inattention to these factors, childhood tuberculosis has now grown into an important area of competency for child health programs in low-burden areas, including the United States. The Handbook of Child and Adolescent Tuberculosis is a state of the art clinical reference written and edited by the world's leading experts in childhood tuberculosis. It offers clinicians in any geography or setting practical, evidence-based advice on all aspects of the disease, including its natural history, epidemiology, presentation, treatment, and prevention -- all in a format that synthesizes literature with the clinical experience of the leading authorities in this challenging field. As the need for childhood tuberculosis services in child health programs grows, this handbook provides a new benchmark for practitioners and trainees in pediatrics, infectious disease, pulmonary medicine, and public health to better understand this persisting and difficult disease.

The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychopharmacology

Author: Alan F. Schatzberg
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
ISBN: 1585623091
Format: PDF, ePub
Download Now
Now updated to keep professionals current with the latest research and trends in the field, this edition covers both basic science and clinical practice, and draws on the talents of 53 new contributors to guarantee fresh, authoritative perspectives on advances in psychiatric drug therapy.

Promoting Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Author: Carl I. Fertman
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449659004
Format: PDF, Kindle
Download Now
A Focus on Child and Adolescent Mental Health Promoting Child and Adolescent Mental Health is written for health education students with a keen focus on how to build sustainable support systems across the community, classroom, schools and families to adequately promote positive behavior and mental health for both children and adolescents. The text addresses a wide range of learning challenges and mental health issues and outlines the support needed to provide communities and schools with the proper guidance to create an adaptable system which promotes child and adolescent mental health allowing them to flourish. The text presents mental health as a community-based challenge. By focusing on children and adolescents, it allows undergraduate and graduate students to concentrate on specific populations while acquiring skills that are applicable to a broad spectrum of diverse communities. This innovative text models teamwork across a variety of disciplines and encourages students to develop connections across communities and systems to promote child and adolescent mental health. Key Features Text and resources draw from real-world experience of professionals who work in schools Features course material currently used in school curricula An emphasis on developing individual responsibility through active involvement with diverse communities Evidence-based methods A focus on practical application and simple, clear, relatable language Real-life vignettes that launch each chapter and inspire discussion and further thought Content that is easily adaptable for both undergraduate students and experienced human services professionals Extensive instructor resources, including chapter outlines, text-linked teaching tips, test bank and answer key, and chapter-specific PowerPoint presentations Action-based tips for promoting child and adolescent mental health Extensive information on networking with other human services professionals to develop a larger framework of support for children and adolescents Information on referrals, teams, partnerships, and collaborations"