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Pediatric Psychopharmacology Fast Facts

ISBN-10: 0393704610
ISBN-13: 9780393704617
Edition: 2005
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List price: $65.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/17/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 720
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.058
Language: English

Authoritative and current information on prescribing for this critical population. The psychopharmacological treatment of youth calls for skill in selecting drugs and doses appropriate to each developmental stage. Here dispensing physicians and allied mental health professionals are provided with precise information about all key drug classes as well as expert guidance in the treatment of psychiatric disorders in youth.

Daniel F. Connor, MD, is currently Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, Massachusetts. He is also Director of Pediatric Psychopharmacology at the University of Massachusetts Memorial Health Care. A clinician and clinical researcher in child and adolescent psychiatry, Dr. Connor is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in the specialty of Psychiatry and the subspecialty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. As a practicing clinician, Dr. Connor evaluates and treats a wide variety of youth with serious emotional and behavioral disturbances, most of whom have troubles with excessive, inappropriate, and maladaptive aggression and related problems. An active clinical investigator, Dr. Connor has authored numerous scientific articles and book chapters on aggression, pediatric psychopharmacology, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and disruptive behavior disorders. As Director of the Pediatric Psychopharmacology Clinical Trials Program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, he participates in many multisite clinical drug trials developing new therapies for children and adolescents with ADHD and disruptive behavior disorders.

Preface
Introduction
Introduction to Pediatric Psychopharmacology
A Brief History of the Field
Epidemiological Trends in Pediatric Psychopharmacology
Prescribing Algorithms
Psychiatric Medication Use in Preschool Children
Regulatory Issues in Pediatric Psychopharmacology
Ethical Issues in Pediatric Psychopharmacology
Developmental Pharmacology, Neurobiology, and Pediatric Psychopharmacology
Basic Pharmacology
Pharmacokinetics
Cytochrome P450 Enzymes
Summary
General Principles of Treatment
Psychiatric Evaluation in Pediatric Psychopharmacology
Diagnostic Case Formulation
Psychiatric Diagnosis, Target Symptoms, and Treatment Planning
The Three Phases of Psychopharmacological Treatment
Medication Initiation and Titration
Clinical Management and the Evaluation of Outcome
Compliance
Medical Record Documentation
Summary
The Medications
Stimulants
Stimulant Drug Schedules
Indications
Efficacy in ADHD
Efficacy in Narcolepsy
Pharmacoepidemiology
Currently Available Stimulants
Pharmacology
Stimulant Formulations and Dose
Stimulant Side Effects
Stimulant Drug-Drug Interactions
Management of Stimulant Overdose
Antidepressants
Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors
Atypical Antidepressants
Serotonin Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibiting Antidepressants
Tricyclic Antidepressants
Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors
Future Antidepressants in Pediatric Psychopharmacology?
Clinical Use of Antidepressants in Children and Adolescents
Mood Stabilizers
Lithium
Divalproex Sodium
Carbamazepine
Lamotrigine
Medical Management of Pediatric Patients Receiving Mood Stabilizers
Newer Anticonvulsants with Potential Utility as Mood-Stabilizing Agents
Antipsychotics
Second-Generation Antipsychotics
First-Generation Antipsychotics
Drugs to Treat Extrapyramidal Symptoms and Syndromes
Anticholinergics
Amantadine Hydrochloride
Bromocriptine and Pergolide
Vitamin E
Anxiolytics
Benzodiazepines
Buspirone
Other Drugs
Adrenergic Agents
Clonidine
Guanfacine
Beta-Blockers
Other Medications
Atomoxetine
Modafinil
Desmopressin Acetate
Oxybutynin
Tolterodine
Naltrexone
Herbal and Alternative Medicines
Regulatory Issues
St. John's Wort
Melatonin
Essential Fatty Acids
Secretin
Kava
Valerian
Conclusions
Electroconvulsive Therapy in Adolescents
Evidence of Effectiveness
Indications for ECT in Adolescents
Predictors of Response
Contraindications
Assessment of the Adolescent for ECT
Description and Administration
Adverse Effects
Legal Considerations
Informed Consent and Assent
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
The Disorders and Their Treatment
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Diagnostic Features
Prevalence
Etiology
Course of Illness
Assessment
Treatment Options
Stimulants in ADHD
Nonstimulants in ADHD
Clinical Management of ADHD with Comorbid Psychiatric Disorders
Stimulant Use for Symptoms of ADHD in Special Populations
Summary: An Algorithm for the Treatment of ADHD
Tic Disorders and Tourette's Disorder
Diagnostic Features
Prevalence
Comorbidity
Course of Illness and Outcome
Assessment
Treatment
Pharmacotherapy
Pharmacological Treatment of ADHD in Patients with Tic Disorders or Tourette's disorder
Pharmacological Treatment of OCD in Patients with Tic Disorders or Tourette's disorder
Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcas
Conduct Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and Impulsive Aggression
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Conduct Disorder
Comorbidity in ODD and CD
Psychopharmacological Treatment of ODD and CD
Impulsive Aggression
Treatment of Excessive, Maladaptive Aggression
A Clinical Approach to the Aggressive Child or Adolescent
Mood Disorders
Depressive Disorders
Bipolar Disorders
Treatment of Pediatric Bipolar Illness
Pediatric Bipolar Illness Medication Treatment Algorithm
Psychotic Disorders
Developmental Considerations
Prevalence
Comorbidity
Assessment
Early-Onset Schizophrenia
Treatment Options
Extrapyramidal Syndromes and Central Serotonin Syndrome
Acute Dystonic Reactions
Parkinsonism
Akathisia
Tardive and Other Neuroleptic-Related Dyskinesias
Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome
Central Serotonin Syndrome
Anxiety Disorders
Prevalence and Epidemiology
Comorbidity
Assessment
Separation Anxiety Disorder
Panic Disorder With and Without Agoraphobia
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Social Phobia
Treatment Options for Anxiety Disorders
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Prevalence
Comorbidity
Course of Illness and outcome
Assessment
Treatment
Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcas
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Prevalence
Comorbidity
Course of Illness and Outcome
Assessment
Treatment Options
Mental Retardation, Autism, and Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders
Mental Retardation
Childhood Autism and the Pervasive Developmental Disorders
Eating Disorders
Diagnostic Criteria
Prevalence
Course of Illness
Comorbidity
Assessment
MultidiscIplinary Treatment
Psychopharmacological Treatment
Sleep Disorders
Normal Sleep Architecture
Difficulties Falling Asleep or Night Waking
Unusual Arousal Events During Sleep (Parasomnias)
Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
Sleep Problems Associated with Psychiatric Conditions
Sleep Problems Associated with Medical and Neurological Disorders
Other Important Topics in Pediatric Psychopharmacology
Combined Pharmacotherapy
Psychopharmacology and the Suicidal Patient
An Approach to Pediatric Psychopharmacology in Conflicted Family Situations
Psychopharmacology and The Substance-Abusing Youngster
Appendices
Pediatric Psychopharmacology Summary Table: Evidence of Efficacy by Drug and Disorder in Children and Adolescents < 18 Years Old
Pharmacodynamics of Psychiatric Medications Commonly Used in Children and Adolescents
Pharmacodynamics of Antidepressants
Pharmacodynamics of Atypical Antipsychotics
Pharmacodynamics of Anticonvulsants
Pharmacodynamics of Stimulants
Pediatric Psychopharmacology and the Cardiovascular System
The ECG
Pulse and Blood Pressure
Practical Tools for the Clinical child and Adolescent Psychopharmacologist
Growth Curves: Boys
Growth Curves: Girls
Parent's Questionnaire
Patient Medication Log
Medication Side Effects Rating Scales
Antipsychotic Side Effects Profile
Atomoxetine Side Effects Profile
Antidepressant Side Effects Profile
Benzodiazepine Side Effects Profile
Buspirone Side Effects Profile
Carbamazepine Side Effects Profile
Clonidine/Guanfacine Side Effects Profile
Lamotrigine Side Effects Profile
Lithium Side Effects Profile
Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitor Side Effects Profile
Modafinil Side Effects Profile
Oxcarbazepine Side Effects Profile
Stimulant Side Effects Profile
Topiramate Side Effects Profile
Valproic Acid/Divalproex Side Effects Profile
Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale (AIMS)
Clinical Global Impressions (CGI)
Global Assessment Children's Scale (CGAS)
Disorder Rating Scales
Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale for Children (BPRS-C)
Pediatric Symptom Checklist (PSC)
The SNAP-IV Teacher and Parent Rating Scale
Abbreviated Parent Questionnaire
Children's Depression Rating Scale-Revised (CDRS-R)
Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale (Y-BOCS)
Children's Aggression Scale-Parent Version
Overt Aggression Scale
The Nisonger Child Behavior Rating Form: Parent Version
The Nisonger Child Behavior Rating Form: Teacher Version
Pediatric Quality of Life Enjoyment and Satisfaction Questionnaire (PQ-LES-Q)
Parent Support Resources
General Mental Health Resources for Children and Adolescents
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Bipolar Disorder
Depression
Independent Herbal and Alternative Medication Internet Sites
Learning Disabilities
Mental Retardation
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Tic Disorders and Tourette's Disorder
Bibliography
Introduction to Pediatric Psychopharmacology
Basic Pharmacology
General Principles of Treatment
Stimulants
Antidepressants
Mood Stabilizers
Antipsychotics
Drugs to Treat Extrapyramidal Symptoms and Syndromes
Anxiolytics
Adrenergic Agents
Other Medications
Herbal and Alternative Medicines
Electroconvulsive Therapy in Adolescents
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Tic Disorders and Tourette's disorder
Conduct Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and Impulsive Aggression
Mood Disorders
Psychotic Disorders
Extrapyramidal Syndromes and Central Serotonin Syndrome
Anxiety Disorders
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Mental Retardation, Autism, and other Pervasive Developmental Disorders
Eating Disorders
Sleep Disorders
Other Important Topics in Pediatric Psychopharmacology
Pediatric Psychopharmacology and the Cardiovascular System
Index

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