Many psychotropic drugs are used to treat childhood and adolescent mental illness on the basis of efficacy in adults, despite not being currently approved for use in the young. The lack of approval does not necessarily reflect lack of safety or efficacy, but it does reflect a lack of controlled studies.
The Clinical Handbook of Psychotropic Drugs for Children and Adolescents is a unique resource to help you make the right choice for younger patients:
This book is a must for all mental health professionals working with children and adolescents who need an up-to-date, easy-to use, comprehensive summary of all the most relevant information about psychotropic drugs.
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From the reviews
"The purpose [of this book] is to provide a user-friendly, practical resource in quick access format for medical professionals prescribing, dispensing, and administering psychotropic drugs to children and adolescents. The book is very complete as far as the medications it covers [and] is very useful for pharmacists and physicians treating children and adolescents with psychotropic medications. It is also well designed to assist students. The new edition provide[s] updated information in a field full of developing knowledge."
Lauren Eichstadt Forsythe, PharmD, UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, in Doody's Listings and Reviews, 2019
Praise for the book
“This book makes dry material more interesting and is pleasing to the eye… An abundance of new and old ideas, even for very savvy clinicians... An excellent purchase.”
M. M. Relja and M. Sachdev in Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
“A ‘must-have’ for those prescribing psychotropic medications in children and adolescents. It remains by far the most user-friendly and comprehensive handbook available for prescribers, teachers, students, and others working or interested in the field of child and adolescent psychopharmacology.”
Pieter Joost van Wattum in Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
“Authoritatively and exhaustively compiles currently available information in a user-friendly form. The aim of the Handbook is to be a source of ‘fast facts’ for the busy clinician...an aim it achieves splendidly.”
M. Gittelman, Editor of International Journal of Mental Health
“If you see children who are placed on psychotropic medications, this book clearly falls into your ‘must-have’ category.”
J. C. Courtney in Child Neuropsychology