Current research indicates that up to ten percent of children
suffer from mental health problems at some point before reaching
adulthood. Complex diagnostic criteria and medication regimes can
make these patients a challenge to manage. The chronic shortage of
child and adolescent psychiatrists has led to more and more cases
being cared for by pediatricians and primary care practitioners.
Patients may be on multiple medications of long duration, and
reaching a decision to modify or cease treatment is often
complicated. Pediatric and Adolescent Psychopharmacology: A
Practical Manual for Pediatricians is written for all
non-psychiatrists who find themselves caring for children and
teenagers with mental health disorders. It gives clear, expert
guidance on the complexities of diagnosis of mental health
disorders and provides practical, accessible advice on the complex
treatment options available for many disorders. This text will be
an invaluable resource for all clinicians who encounter these
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