AAP eBooks

Pediatric Psychopharmacology for Primary Care

By Mark A. Riddle, MD
Edited by Jane Meschan Foy, MD,FAAP, Rebecca A. Baum, MD,FAAP and Stanley Fisch, MD,FAAP

Confidently prescribe, monitor, and manage medications for childhood mental disorders.

This game-changing new AAP resource arms you with a unique strategic approach -- plus practice-tested, condition-specific treatment recommendations.

Evidence-based conceptual framework

Ease medication decision-making with a clear, straightforward methodology - based on current research and clinical experience - to help you chart your therapeutic strategies. This simple, systematic approach 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.

Detailed administration and management information for each medication 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.

These include both FDA-approved and non-FDA-approved medications for severe or uncommon disorders: 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 these agents.

Practice-focused guidance

Look here for “hands-on” help across every stage of 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

Custom-designed for quick look-up

Every section and chapter is formatted to help you find information fast. Multiple appendixes point to useful supplemental resources. Plus, an included digital tool offers instant access to authoritative answers on mental disorders and medications - including exclusive electronic content from the AAP.

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