PSYCHOTROPIC MEDICATIONS: AN UPDATE FOR SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS
Article first published online: 14 MAY 2013
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Psychology in the Schools
Volume 50, Issue 6, pages 589–600, June 2013
How to Cite
Rappaport, N., Kulick, D. and Phelps, L. (2013), PSYCHOTROPIC MEDICATIONS: AN UPDATE FOR SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS. Psychol. Schs., 50: 589–600. doi: 10.1002/pits.21696
- Issue published online: 11 JUN 2013
- Article first published online: 14 MAY 2013
This article provides an overview of medications used frequently in the treatment of pediatric depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. The need for a collaborative relationship between the prescribing physician, school personnel, and the family is outlined. School psychologists can play crucial roles by providing the physician with information at the time of referral, developing school-based psychosocial interventions that augment pharmacological treatment, completing periodic evaluations to assist in symptom monitoring, and alerting the family and physician to any adverse side effects.