Psychiatric Drugs in Children and Adolescents

Basic Pharmacology and Practical Applications

Editors: Gerlach, Manfred, Warnke, Andreas, Greenhill, Laurence (Eds.)

  • Gives a concise and coherent presentation of neuro-psychopharmacology in childhood and adolescence
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This book offers a comprehensive survey of the current state of knowledge in the field of neuro-psychopharmacology in childhood and adolescence. In the first part, the essentials of neuro-psychopharmacology are presented in order to provide a deeper understanding of the principles and particularities in the pharmacotherapy of children and adolescents. This part includes information on neurotransmitters and signal transduction pathways, molecular brain structures as targets for psychiatric drugs, characteristics of psychopharmacological therapy in children and adolescents, ontogenetic influences on pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, and pharmacotherapy in the outpatient setting. The part on classes of psychiatric medications, which covers antidepressants, antipsychotics, anxiolytics and sedative-hypnotics, mood stabilizers, and psychostimulants and other drugs used in the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, provides sufficient background material to better understand how psychoactive drugs work, and why, when, and for whom they should be used. For each drug within a class, information on its mechanisms of action, clinical pharmacology, indications, dosages, and cognate issues are reviewed. In the third part, the disorder-specific and symptom-oriented medication is described and discerningly evaluated from a practical point of view, providing physicians with precise instructions on how to proceed. Psychiatric Drugs in Children and Adolescents includes numerous tables, figures and illustrations and offers a valuable reference work for child and adolescent psychiatrists and psychotherapists, pediatricians, general practitioners, psychologists, and nursing staff, as well as teachers.


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“The audience includes child and adolescent psychiatrists, psychotherapists, psychologists, pediatricians, general practitioners, nurses, and students of medicine and pharmacology. Mental health workers, social workers, and teachers working with children and adolescents with mental illness also could use it as a reference. … With its research-based, current information, it is a very useful tool for practitioners in the U.S. and Europe.” (Rosario M. Cosme, Doody’s Book Reviews, December, 2014)

Table of contents (27 chapters)

  • Fundamentals of Neuropsychopharmacology

    Gerlach, Manfred

    Pages 3-59

  • Special Features of Psychopharmacological Therapy in Children and Adolescents

    Gerlach, Manfred (et al.)

    Pages 61-75

  • Pharmacotherapy in the Outpatient Practice

    Warnke, Andreas (et al.)

    Pages 77-79

  • Antidepressants

    Taurines, Regina (et al.)

    Pages 83-155

  • Antipsychotics

    Gerlach, Manfred (et al.)

    Pages 157-218

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eBook $59.99
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Softcover $79.99
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Psychiatric Drugs in Children and Adolescents
Book Subtitle
Basic Pharmacology and Practical Applications
Editors
  • Manfred Gerlach
  • Andreas Warnke
  • Laurence Greenhill
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Wien
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Wien
eBook ISBN
978-3-7091-1501-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-7091-1501-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-7091-1500-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 544
Number of Illustrations and Tables
38 illustrations in colour
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