Straight Talk About Psychiatric Medications for Kids

Straight Talk About Psychiatric Medications for Kids

Book - 1999
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Psychiatric medications are being used with increasing confidence to treat a variety of child and adolescent disorders, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, and Tourette syndrome. For parents, however, deciding whether to allow a child to take medication for an emotional or behavioral problem may be one of the toughest choices they will ever face. When a son or daughter needs help, parents need more than a brief medical consultation--and more than a prescription slip.
This essential book provides the up-to-date information
that will enable readers to fully understand what their child's doctor is recommending, and what their options are. With loads of real-life examples, answers to frequently asked questions, and helpful tables and charts,
Harvard University researcher and practitioner Dr.Timothy Wilens explains which medications may be prescribed for children, and why; examines effects on children's health, emotions, and school performance; and helps readers become active, informed managers of their child's care.
Publisher: New York : Guilford Press, c1999.
ISBN: 9781572304048
Characteristics: viii, 279 p. ;,24 cm.


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