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

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Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

p>"This is an excellent resource and I am confident primary care clinicians will find it incredibly helpful in their practice. This edition contains updated guidelines and prescribing regulations and provides online access to additional resources and information."

-- Maria Alkureishi, MD (University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine) Doody's Review

"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


This is a great resource for any and all clinicians who deliver well care to children. Trainees, midlevel providers, and even seasoned practitioners who are on the frontlines and struggling with the rising prevalence of mental health disorders in children and adolescents, combined with the lack of availability of mental health specialists and the variability of training in these areas, will greatly benefit from this resource. Published by the Academy of Pediatrics, there is no better collection of well-organized, practical, and easy-to-access trusted material on this subject.

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