Updated to correspond to DSM-IV diagnostic criteria, this comprehensive reference reviews the latest clinical and theoertical information on the use of psychoactive medications in the treatment of childhood psychiatric and behavioral disorders. Chapters by leading researchers and clinicians offer practical assessment and treatment guidelines for problems ranging from attention deficit disorder to affective disorders, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, conduct disorders, eating disorders, and sleep disorders. This book will incorporate the latest diagnostic, treatment , and research advances, and provide comprehensive clinical guidelines to the judicious application of psychotropic treatment of childhood and adolescent psychiatric disorders.
Table of Contents
BASIC ISSUES. Historical Overview of Childhood and Adolescent Psychopharmacology (J. Wiener, et al.). A Review of DSM-IV Categories (J. Wiener). Development Considerations in Psychopharmacology: The Interaction of Drugs and Development (T. Shapiro). Methodological and Assessment Issues in Pediatric Psychopharmacology (D. Erhardt & C. Connors). DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT. Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders (M. Campbell, et al.). Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders (M. Campbell & J. Armenteros). Affective/Mood Disorders (J. Kashani & J. Nair). Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders (J. Rapoport & F. Castellanos). Anxiety Disorders (C. Popper & P. Gheradi). TIC Disorders (K. Towbin & D. Cohen). Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (K. Towbin). Disorders of Conduct and Behavior (M. Kruesi & D. Lelio). Eating Disorders (R. Hendren & C. Berenson). Elimination and Sleep Disorders (D. Shaffer & B. Waslick). Indexes.
About the editor JERRY M. WIENER, MD, is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at George Washington University. He is past president of both the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.