Psychopharmacology of the Developmental Disabilities

Author: Michael G. Aman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461387749

Category: Medical

Page: 277

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Psychopharmacology of the Developmental Disabilities explores the use of psychotropic and antiepileptic medications in developmentally disabled patients. A distinguished group of international experts offers comprehensive coverage of traditional psychotropic as well as novel pharmacological agents, antiepileptic drugs, and diet and vitamin treatments. Issues related to litigation, measurement of blood levels, tardive dyskinesia, and behavioral pharmacology are discussed in detail. Psychopharmacology of the Developmental Disabilities provides an excellent overview of what is known about psychoactive drugs and an awareness of the principal social and medical issues posed by these agents.
Value of Psychiatric Treatment

Author: Samuel J. Keith

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788130946


Page: 112

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Provides a clear and concise summary of the scientific data on treatment efficacy which can contribute to a better understanding among the general public on the status of the field of psychiatric treatment research for the severely mentally ill. Includes efficacy of treatments for: schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, geropsychiatric patients with severe mental illness, psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents, and psychiatric rehabilitation. Charts and tables.
Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author: Dianne Zager

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781135623869

Category: Education

Page: 594

View: 875

The field of autism has been growing at an unprecedented rate in recent years. In addition to an actual rise in the number of classic DSM-IV cases, broadened diagnostic criteria have uncovered a wider range of autistic behaviors and ability levels. The third edition of this well-known text continues the mission of its predecessors--to present a comprehensive, readable, up-to-date overview of the field of autism, one that links research, theory, and practice in ways that are accessible to both practitioners and parents. Key features include: *Expanded Coverage--To accommodate the recent explosion of research, the book has been expanded from 11 to 14 chapters that examine the impact of autism on the individual and the family from infancy through adulthood. *Expertise--Internationally recognized experts offer cutting-edge treatment and educational information on topics such as early diagnosis, medical treatment, assessment, educational methods, language development, behavior regulation, and family support. *Neurobiological Research--Comprehensive medical research and treatment chapters provide an understandable overview of neurobiological research and current treatments including when and how medication can be employed as part of a treatment plan. *Focus on Early Years--Old sections I and III have been combined and a new 3-chapter section on early identification and intervention added. *Focus on Parents and Families--In addition to a chapter on the evolving role of families, a new chapter addresses family needs during the preschool years. *Integration of Assessment and Intervention--The chapters on assessment and intervention have been reorganized and more closely integrated in keeping with current thinking about their inter-relatedness. *Future Directions--Two chapters discuss emerging directions in this exploding field and how to make informed decisions among a variety of approaches. This book is appropriate for anyone--students, practitioners, or parents--who must provide care for an autistic child.