6. Issues in Prescribing Psychiatric Medication to Children and Adolescents

  1. Edilma L. Yearwood PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN,
  2. Geraldine S. Pearson PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN and
  3. Jamesetta A. Newland PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP, DPNAP
  1. Geraldine S. Pearson,
  2. Beth Muller and
  3. Amanda Reilly

Published Online: 28 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118704660.ch6

Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health

Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health

How to Cite

Pearson, G. S., Muller, B. and Reilly, A. (2012) Issues in Prescribing Psychiatric Medication to Children and Adolescents, in Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health (eds E. L. Yearwood, G. S. Pearson and J. A. Newland), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., West Sussex, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118704660.ch6

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 9 MAR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813807867

Online ISBN: 9781118704660

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Keywords:

  • Antidepressants;
  • Antipsychotics;
  • Anxiolytics;
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD);
  • Cultural considerations;
  • Mood stabilizers;
  • Psychiatric medication;
  • Stimulants and Nonstimulants

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Challenges in Prescribing Psychotropic Medications

  • Assessment

  • Performing the Psychiatric Interview

  • Physical Exam

  • Formulation of a Diagnosis and Plan

  • Need for Consultation

  • Patient Family Education

  • Review of Common Psychiatric Medications

  • Drug-Drug Interactions

  • Antipsychotics

  • Summary

  • References