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Helping Parents and Teachers - Understand Medications for Behavioral and Emotional Problems, Fourth ed. by A dozen experts in child and adolescent psychiatry contributed to this new and fully updated fourth edition of Helping Parents and Teachers Understand Medications for Behavioral and Emotional Problems, ensuring that it remains the most trusted resource for educating parents and teachers about psychotropics prescribed for children and adolescents. The book is arranged alphabetically, and each medication has its own information sheet that can be photocopied or downloaded and printed by psychiatrists, pediatricians, and neurologists for distribution to parents and teachers. A useful resource for school staff and library patrons, the information sheets will also be helpful to nonprescribing mental health professionals talking with families about possible referral for medication. The compendium has been designed for maximum utility and accessibility. * Each information sheet includes a section with general information applicable to all medications and very specific sections that include a description of the medication and why it is used, monitoring of the medication, side effects, interactions with other medications and with food, and additional information that is relevant to how the medication can best help and be used safely. * The book is written in a straightforward, understandable style that is accessible and nonintimidating to the lay public.* The number of medications covered has been expanded to reflect new drugs and older drugs recently approved for children and adolescents, such as vilazodone (Viibryd), asenapine (Saphris), and ramelteon (Rozerem).* Explanations of new concerns about potential side effects and FDA black box warnings for antidepressants and stimulants are included.* The "Information on the Internet" section offers a list of vetted medical and professional organizations where the reader can find additional information about child and adolescent mental health and treatment, and the book also includes robust lists of both published resources for parents and teachers and selected additional reading for health and mental health professionals.* Appendices cover medicines with FDA indication for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); medicines typically used for anxiety, depression, psychosis, mood stabilizing, and aggression; and an index of medicines by brand name. No other volume offers up-to-the-minute information on psychotropic medications for youth in such an easy-to-use format. Comprehensive and authoritative, Helping Parents and Teachers Understand Medications for Behavioral and Emotional Problems will prove indispensable to clinicians in helping to foster understanding among parents and educators.
What Your Patients Need to Know about Psychiatric Medications, Third ed. by Whether it is patients' anxiety at being in the physician's office, psychiatric disorders that may impair attention and concentration, skepticism at the effectiveness of medication, or the physician's own busyness, there are varied reasons why patients may not request all of the information they need about a psychiatric medication that is being prescribed or why physicians may not provide it. What Your Patients Need to Know About Psychiatric Medications, Third Edition, remedies this problem by offering clear, accurate, and accessible information on more than 70 medications from all of the major medication classes, from antianxiety medications such as diazepam and lorazepam, to antidepressants such as fluoxetine and sertraline, to stimulants for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder such as dexmethylphenidate and oral methylphenidate. Updated to reflect new medications that have come into the marketplace and changes to the dosing, format, and methods of prescription of existing medications, the book evaluates each medication in eight categories: * General information* Dosing information* Common side effects* Adverse reactions and precautions* Risk in during pregnancy and breast-feeding* Potential drug interactions* Overdose* Treatment summary With its quick-reference format, What Your Patients Need to Know About Psychiatric Medications, Third Edition, is not just an invaluable resource for clinical social workers, clinical psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses and residents, and community and psychiatric pharmacists. It is also a source of accessible, jargon-free guidance for patients, who can leave the physician's office with tangible material about their specific medication, which they can retain and refer to later.