Provides rationale for the use of every specific compound with detailed recommendations tailored for each age group with regard to the dosage, frequency of administration, possible dangers and monitoring for side effects.
Discusses claims of efficacy used to market various products and ground those claims within fully vetted scientific research.
Discusses neurobiology, pharmacodynamics and pharmokinetics in detailed but accessible language
*Non-medical clinicians with limited knowledge of medicine and pharmacology come away with understanding of key issues involved in
Fully covers assessment, diagnosis & treatment of children and adolescents, focusing on evidence-based practices
*Consolidates broadly distributed literature into single source and specifically relates evidence-based tools to practical treatment, saving clinicians time in obtaining and translating information and improving the level of care they can provide
Detailed how-to explanation of practical evidence-based treatment techniques
*Gives reader firm grasp of how to more effectively treat patients
Material related to diversity (including race, ethnicity, gender and social class) integrated into each chapter
*Prepares readers for treating the wide range of youth they will encounter in practice
Mental health clinicians (psychologists, counselors and social workers) treating children and adolescents with various emotional and behavioral disorders.
Psychiatrists treating children and adolescents with an interest in naturopathic interventions; graduate students studying pediatric psychopharmacology.
Table of Contents
- Part I: Introduction to neurobiology and naturopathic psychopharmacology
Chapter 1: Why go natural?
Chapter 2: Going natural: The pros and cons
Chapter 3: Pharmacokinetics
Chapter 4: Neurobiology and Pharmacodynamics
Part II: Treatment of psychological and behavioral disorders
Chapter 5: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Chapter 6: Depression
Chapter 7: Mania and agitation
Chapter 8: Anxiety
Chapter 9: Sleep difficulties
Chapter 10: Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Intermittent Explosive Disorder
Chapter 11: Tic behaviors
Chapter 12: Psychotic disorders
Chapter 13: Autism and other disorders of development
- No. of pages: 440
- Language: English
- Copyright: © Academic Press 2009
- Published: October 12, 2009
- Imprint: Academic Press
- eBook ISBN: 9780080958019
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