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Mental Health Medications for Children : A Primer,9781593852023

Mental Health Medications for Children : A Primer

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9781593852023

ISBN10:
1593852029
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
8/25/2005
Publisher(s):
The Guilford Press
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Summary

Temple Univ., Philadelphia, PA. Text provides current information on psychotropic medications frequently prescribed to manage children's behavior and enhance academic performance. Offers guidelines for monitoring medication use, documenting side effects, and more. For school and clinical child psychologists. Softcover.

Author Biography

Ronald T. Brown, PhD, is Professor of Public Health, Pediatrics, and Psychology, and Dean of the College of Health Professions at Temple University. Currently editor of the <I>Journal of Pediatric Psychology<I*>, he has published several books and over 200 articles and chapters in the areas of pediatric psychology and pediatric psychopharmacology. Dr. Brown was formerly President of the Society for Pediatric Psychology and currently serves the National Institutes of Health, Center for Scientific Review, study section on behavioral medicine interventions and outcomes. He is a diplomate in Clinical Health Psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology and a fellow in the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, and the National Academy of Neuropsychology.

Laura Arnstein Carpenter, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Carpenter is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the assessment and treatment of autism spectrum disorders, and has extensive training and clinical experience in pediatric neuropsychology. She has cowritten nine articles and chapters, and has made more than 30 presentations at regional and national scientific conferences.

Emily Simerly, PhD, is Clinical Director of the Mental Health Unit at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson, Georgia, a maximum security men's intake prison that also houses Death Row. She is also Regional Clinical Director of mental health units at a number of prisons in northern Georgia. Dr. Simerly has published articles in <I>Voices<I*> and has written a chapter in <I>Psychotherapy and the Poverty Patient<I*>. As a clinician, she uses a humanistic/n-/existential foundation to practice in-depth psychotherapy, using many cognitive-behavioral techniques.

Table of Contents

Overview and Pediatric Psychopharmacology Practices
1(18)
Why a Book about Medications for Schoolchildren?
1(4)
Structure
2(1)
Objectives
2(1)
Importance
2(3)
Benefits of Psychotropic Medications for Children
5(1)
Opportunities for Contributions from School Personnel
6(2)
Identifying Symptoms
6(1)
Providing Feedback on Treatment Efficacy
7(1)
Monitoring Adverse Side Effects
7(1)
Ensuring Treatment Adherence
7(1)
Promoting Positive Self-Image in Children Who Take Medications
8(1)
Myths and Facts about Children and Medication
8(2)
How Medications Work
10(7)
Administering Medication
12(1)
Monitoring Dosage
12(1)
Addiction, Tolerance, and Withdrawal
13(1)
Interactions and Adverse Effects
14(1)
The Central Nervous System
14(3)
Summary
17(2)
The Importance of School Personnel on the Treatment Team
19(18)
Communicating with Parents
19(6)
Don't Suggest That the Child Needs Medication
20(1)
Do Be as Specific as Possible When Communicating Concerns
20(1)
Don't Minimize Your Concerns
21(1)
Do Remember That Your Opinion Is Important
21(2)
Don't Suggest a Specific Medication
23(1)
Do Offer to Send a Letter to the Child's Physician
23(1)
Don't Wait to Contact Parents if Serious Behavior Problems Are Observed
23(2)
Do Communicate Your Concerns Empathically
25(1)
Communicating with Physicians and Other Mental Health Professionals
25(1)
The Referral Process
26(2)
Administering Medication at School
28(1)
Medication Initiation Form
28(1)
Authorization to Administer Medication
29(1)
Medication Log
29(1)
Legal Issues
29(2)
Attitudes toward Medications
31(2)
Treatment Acceptability
33(3)
For the Child Who Is Embarrassed to Take Medications
33(1)
For the Child Who Is Resistant to Taking Medications
34(1)
For the Child Who Pretends to Take Medications
35(1)
For the Child Who Gets Sick When Trying to Swallow a Pill
35(1)
For the Child Who Is Very Thirsty Because of the Medication
35(1)
For the Child Who Needs to Use the Restroom Frequently and Immediately Due to Medication Side Effects
35(1)
For the Child Who Refuses to Eat
36(1)
Summary
36(1)
Classifications of Psychotropic Medications
37(17)
Stimulants
38(4)
Sustained-Release Stimulants
39(1)
Side Effects
40(1)
Dosage and Interaction with Other Drugs
41(1)
Precautions
42(1)
Antidepressants
42(4)
Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors
43(1)
Tricyclic Antidepressants
44(1)
Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors
45(1)
Atypical Antidepressants
46(1)
Anxiolytics
46(2)
Benzodiazepines
47(1)
Antihistamines
48(1)
Buspirone
48(1)
Mood Stabilizers
48(2)
Anticonvulsants
48(1)
Lithium
49(1)
Antipsychotics
50(2)
Antihypertensives
52(1)
Summary
53(1)
Child Psychiatric Disorders and Psychotropic Medications
54(26)
Attention Problems and Disruptive Behavior Disorders
55(4)
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
55(4)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
59(1)
Conduct Disorder
59(1)
Anxiety Disorders
59(6)
Separation Anxiety Disorder
62(1)
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
62(1)
Panic Disorder
63(1)
Selective Mutism
63(1)
Phobias
63(1)
Obsessive--Compulsive Disorder
64(1)
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
65(1)
Mood Disorders
65(4)
Depressive Disorders
66(1)
Bipolar Disorder
67(2)
Tic Disorders
69(2)
Developmental Disabilities
71(3)
Mental Retardation
71(1)
Autism Spectrum Disorders
71(3)
Psychotic Disorders
74(2)
Eating and Elimination Disorders
76(3)
Eating Disorders
76(1)
Elimination Disorders
77(2)
Summary
79(1)
Medication Effectiveness and Side Effects
80(15)
Identifying Treatment Goals
82(1)
Selecting Behaviors to Monitor
83(3)
Tracking Behaviors
86(7)
Behavior Observation Form 1
87(1)
Behavior Observation Form 2
87(4)
Behavior Observation Form 3
91(2)
Graphing Results
93(1)
Monitoring Adverse Effects
93(1)
Summary
93(2)
Conclusion
95(2)
Glossary
97(6)
Appendices
103(24)
Appendix 1. Common Mental Health Medications for Children
105(5)
Appendix 2. Event Observation Log
110(1)
Appendix 3. Letter to Physician
111(2)
Appendix 4. Ranking Problem Behaviors
113(1)
Appendix 5. Proper Handling Procedures for Medications for Children
114(1)
Appendix 6. Medication Initiation Form
115(2)
Appendix 7. Authorization to Administer Medication
117(1)
Appendix 8. Monthly Medication Log
118(1)
Appendix 9. Medication Contract
119(1)
Appendix 10. FDA Black Box Warnings for Antidepressants
120(1)
Appendix 11. Behavior Observation Form 1: Event Recording
121(1)
Appendix 12. Behavior Observation Form 2: Duration Recording
122(1)
Appendix 13. Behavior Observation Form 3: Total Duration Recording
123(1)
Appendix 14. Line Graph 1: Less Frequent Behaviors
124(1)
Appendix 15. Line Graph 2: More Frequent Behaviors and Percentages
125(1)
Appendix 16. Side Effects
126(1)
Index 127


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