Pediatric Psychopharmacology for Primary Care

Pediatric Psychopharmacology for Primary Care
3rd Ed.
2022 © American Academy of Pediatrics
Mark A. Riddle, MD
ISBN-13: 978-1-61002-546-1
eISBN-13: 978-1-61002-547-8
Pediatrics, Psychiatry


The revised and the updated third edition of this best-selling resource provides primary care physicians with practice-tested, condition-specific treatment recommendations for various mental and psychiatric disorders or behavioral problems in children and adolescents.

Obtain clear guidance on dosing, monitoring, and potential adverse reactions of psychotropic medications. Ease medication decision-making with a clear, straightforward methodology based on current research and clinical experience. This simple, systematic approach defines discrete levels of psychotropics and describes their group-specific roles and responsibilities in accordance with American Academy of Pediatrics policies.

Topics Include:

  • • Conceptual framework for prescribing psychotropics
  • • Newly approved medications, changes in regulations and guidelines, and updates in the professional literature
  • • Disrupted sleep and the use of sleep aids
  • • Medications for specific diagnoses—ADHD, anxiety, and depression
  • • US Food and Drug Administration–approved antipsychotics and mood stabilizers and all other medications
  • • How to manage treatment impasses

Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"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 - Previous edition

"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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