1st Edition

Handbook of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology

Edited By Ben Vitiello, Gabriele Masi, Donatella Marazziti Copyright 2006
    412 Pages
    by CRC Press

    Edited by two leading child psychiatrists from the US and Europe, and a leading general psychopharmacologist, this book is designed to keep busy clinicians up to date with the most recent developments in treating childhood psychiatric disorders. The opening chapters of this book will provide a thorough grounding on the neurobiology of childhood psychiatric disorders and an overview of the pharmacology of current psychotropic compounds used in treating paediatric patients. Following chapters will then focus on optimal drug treatment for individual conditions, including mood/anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, personality disorder, eating disorders, and psychosis/schizophrenia.

    Introduction. Pharmacology of the psychotropic compounds. Anxiety disorders. Mood Disorders. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Tics and Tourette's syndrome. Psychotic disorders and schizophrenia. Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Conduct disorders. Eating disorders. Pervasive developmental disorders (autism, etc.). Psychiatric disorders in mental deficiency. Borderline personality disorder. Sleep disorders. Conclusions


    Ben Vitiello

    "This handbook provides an overview of the current psychotropics used in the treatment of psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents. It also briefly reviews the latest research studies in this area."

    Regina Lopez (Doody's Reviews, 2006)