The Brown University Child & Adolescent Psychopharmacology Update

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Senior Editor: Jeffrey I. Hunt, M.D.

Online ISSN: 1556-7567


This widely-hailed monthly newsletter fills the critical gap in information about children and adolescents’ unique psychotropic medication needs.

Aims and Scope

The Brown University Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology Update delivers updates on new drugs, their uses, typical doses, side effects and interactions, examines generic vs. name brand drugs, reports on new research and new indications for existing medications. Each issue also includes case studies, references for further reading, industry news notes, abstracts of current research and a patient psychotropic medication handout. Main features include: Two feature articles per issue; What's New in Research section; Case reports and industry/FDA news; and a patient medication handout.

"The information published in this newsletter is information that has the potential to be quite useful to the average (and busy) clinician. This is because The Update also covers points that are practical or that may be of concern to clinicians."

Sharon Christina Kowalik, M.D., Ph.D.
Journal of Child and Adolesent Psychopharmacology

Special Issues

Drugs in the Pipeline
Key conference reports
Treating pediatric depression
Treating ADHD

Free Client Handouts

Each issue features a different client handout describing the critical attributes of frequently prescribed psychotropic medications. Handouts are available to subscribers to photocopy and distribute to patients and their caregivers.

Unbiased Coverage

The Brown University Psychopharmacology Update does not accept pharmaceutical company advertising. You can trust our coverage to be accurate and free from commercial influence.


Child psychiatrists and psychologists, school counselors, school administrators, school nurses, children services professionals, child residential professionals, therapists, social workers, pediatricians, parents

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About the Newsletter

The Brown University Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology Update is one of five behavioral healthcare and psychopharmacology newsletters on Wiley Online Library:

Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Weekly covers news and analysis of federal and state public policy development funding, programs, and legislation.

Mental Health Weekly covers the latest news and analysis of public policy, business trends, and treatment issues affecting mental health administrators in the public, private and nonprofit sectors.

The Brown University Child and Adolescent Behavior Letteroffers practical interventions, professional commentary and hands on techniques for working with troubled children and adolescents.

The Brown University Psychopharmacology Update advises mental health professionals on treating behavioral disorders with pharmacological agents.


Child Psychopharmacology, Drugs, Drug Interactions, Side Effects, Child Psychiatric Disorders, Antipsychotics, SSRIS, Stimulants, Nonstimulants, Austim, ADHD, Depression, Mood Disorders in Children, Pediatric Bipolar Disorder, FDA, dosing

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