38. Medication and Diet

  1. Robert Goodman1 and
  2. Stephen Scott2

Published Online: 16 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118340899.ch38

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Third Edition

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Third Edition

How to Cite

Goodman, R. and Scott, S. (2012) Medication and Diet, in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Third Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118340899.ch38

Author Information

  1. 1

    Institute of Psychiatry, King's College, London, UK

  2. 2

    Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 14 SEP 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119979685

Online ISBN: 9781118340899

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Keywords:

  • medication and diet;
  • right medication and suitable doses, under appropriate indication;
  • paediatric psychopharmacology, differing from adult psychopharmacology;
  • dose administered and concentration in brain, pharmacokinetic-based;
  • child compliance, depending on parent/teacher motivation;
  • single drug, activating multiple receptors, having different effects;
  • psychotropic drugs effective in adults, not necessarily so in children;
  • concerns over SSRIs and risk of self-harm/suicide

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Medication: general principles

  • Medication: specific groups of drugs

  • Diet

  • Other physical treatments

  • Subject review

  • Further reading