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Use Of Neuroleptics In Children Mary Richardson

Use Of Neuroleptics In Children

Mary Richardson

Published December 1st 1995
ISBN : 9780880484756
Hardcover
244 pages
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Use of Neuroleptics in Children examines the increased role that neuroleptics have played in the treatment of children and adolescents with Tourettes syndrome, autism, conduct disorders, and schizophrenia. Distinguished clinicians overview theMoreUse of Neuroleptics in Children examines the increased role that neuroleptics have played in the treatment of children and adolescents with Tourettes syndrome, autism, conduct disorders, and schizophrenia. Distinguished clinicians overview the current state of knowledge and offer practical guidelines for treatment and management. Indications for neuroleptic use are provided, along with information on dosage, efficacy, and duration of treatment. Side effects such as cognitive impairment, parkinsonism, tardive dyskinesia, and behavior problems are discussed.Contributions from professionals working in child psychiatry, pharmacology, and related fields document their recent research and new insights. Each chapter deals with a different aspect of the use of neuroleptics in the young population, from reviewing the existing literature to research spanning a statewide treatment system, from clinical trials of different medications to innovative laboratory approaches, interspersed with case studies revealing problematic issues.In reading this book, the clinician will become more familiar with the role of neuroleptics and their potential problems and obtain useful information for making rational decisions regarding the prescribing of particular drugs. It will present the reader with desirable features of particular drugs, specific dosages that have proved effective, practical titration schedules, and timely recognition of unwanted side effects.