Kids on Meds

Kids on Meds

Up-to-date Information About the Most Commonly Prescribed Psychiatric Medications

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Baker & Taylor
Provides an overview of four groups of medicines commonly prescribed in child and adolescent psychiatry, explaining how they work, what are their side effects and doses to help parents determine the best course of action when faced with treatment options.

Norton Pub
A popular guide for consumers about all the psychiatric drugs used with kids.
Arguments abound about whether psychiatric medicines are over- or underprescribed, even as their use in childhood and adolescence has become commonplace. Knowing how various medicines work, their side effects and doses, will help parents understand their child's experience. And if you are considering medication for your child, the crucial question is, could it help?This book is an overview of the four groups of medicines most commonly used in child and adolescent psychiatry—for ADHD, depression and anxiety, psychosis, and mood disorders. It discusses not only the drugs but also how they work in the body, as well as the culture of today's medical practice. Kevin T. Kalikow offers measured advice on how to evaluate and treat young people with medicine and how to decide if medicine isn't the right course of action. It is essential reading for anyone who needs to wade through the complicated—and often contradictory—medical information about kids and drugs.

Book News
From a balanced perspective, Kalikow (psychiatry and behavioral sciences, New York Medical College; New York-Presbyterian/Columbia U. Medical Center) surveys the psychiatric medicines increasingly being prescribed for children and adolescents. With practical clinical guidelines, he covers the basics of diagnosis; how such medicines affect the developing brain; weighing benefits vs. risks; medications and alternative treatments for disorders including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, depression, bipolar disorder, sleep disorders, and Asperger's disorder; and how to talk with parents, the child, teachers, and health practitioners. The book includes case examples, resources, and extensive references. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Coj, [2011]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9780393706376
Branch Call Number: 618.9289 KALIK
Characteristics: 411 pages


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