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Pediatric Psychopharmacology for Primary Care (Paperback) (Mark A. Riddle)

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Confidently prescribe, monitor, and manage medications for childhood mental health disorders.
This game-changing resource from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) arms you with a unique strategic approach - plus practice-tested, condition-specific treatment recommendations.Free bonus digital tool! Get instant answers on specific conditions and medications from your desktop or mobile device!Evidence-based conceptual frameworkA clear, straightforward methodology - based on current research and clinical experience - defines discrete levels of psychotropic agents and spells out level-specific roles and responsibilities in accord with AAP policies.Medications for ADHD, anxiety, and depression - disorders for which pediatric primary care providers commonly initiate treatment and assume prescribing and monitoring responsibilities.Administration and management information for each drug agent includes:
  • Rationale for use
  • Evidence supporting efficacy and safety
  • Initial dosing and subsequent adjustments
  • Measuring therapeutic success
  • When to consult or refer
Medications typically prescribed by specialists but often monitored in the primary care setting: antipsychotics, mood stabilizers, antidepressants, anxiolytics, and sleep aids. To support primary care providers' collaborative role, usage rationales, efficacy data, and adverse effect profiles are specified for all of these agents.Proven, practice-focused guidanceHands-on help spanning the therapeutic process:
  • Assessing for common disorders
  • Assessing for psychiatric comorbidities
  • Identifying medication needs
  • Informed consent
  • Monitoring patient progress
  • Managing side effects
  • Managing multiple medications
  • Stopping or changing medications
Number of Pages: 210.0
Genre: Medical
Sub-Genre: Pediatrics
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Amer Academy of Pediatrics
Author: Mark A. Riddle
Language: English
Street Date: October 19, 2015
TCIN: 50504667
UPC: 9781581102758
Item Number (DPCI): 248-08-4427

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