Pediatric Psychopharmacology for Primary Care

Pediatric Psychopharmacology for Primary Care
2019 © American Academy of Pediatrics
Mark A. Riddle, MD
ISBN-10: 1-61002-199-1 / ISBN-13: 978-1-61002-199-9
Pediatrics, Psychiatry


Completely updated and revised, the second edition provides primary care physicians with practice-tested, condition-specific treatment recommendations for various childhood mental disorders. Obtain clear guidance on dosing, monitoring, and potential adverse reactions of psychotropic medications for treatment of common psychiatric disorders and mental health or behavioral problems in children and adolescents.

This simple, systematic approach defines discrete levels of psychotropics and spells out group-specific roles and responsibilities in accord with AAP policies. Plus, an included digital tool offers instant access to authoritative answers on specific conditions and medications.


  • • Conceptual framework for prescribing psychotropic drugs
  • • Medications for specific diagnoses: ADHD, Anxiety, and Depression
  • • US Food and Drug Administration-Approved antipsychotics and mood stabilizers and all other medications
  • • What to do when treatment in unsuccessful

Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"This promises to be a useful book for general practitioners as well as others who would like to learn more about this topic."

-- Nitika Pant, MD (Rush University Medical Center)Doody's Review - previous edition


The primary audience is pediatric primary care clinicians who provide medication management for children and adolescents with common psychiatric disorders or behavioral problems. The secondary audience includes specialists such as neurodevelopmental behavioral pediatricians, psychiatrists, neurologists who treat children and adolescents, and nurses as well as other providers in the field of mental health. This book also can be useful for educating parents or caregivers, youth advocates, and policy makers about commonly used psychotropics.

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