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Straight Talk about Psychiatric Medications for Kids
Deciding whether to give your child medication for an emotional or behavioral problem is one of the toughest choices a parent can face. Will medication really help? How long will it be needed? The doctor may say it's perfectly safe--but what about the news stories about overuse and risks? From experienced child psychiatrist Dr. Timothy Wilens, this bestselling guide has al ...more
ebook, Third Edition, 325 pages
Published September 2nd 2008 by Guilford Publications
(first published October 15th 1998)
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Jun 18, 2017 Jennifer rated it really liked it · review of another edition
Great overview of how to approach psychiatric medications for your child. Includes questions to ask the doctor, overview of disorders and symptoms helped by medication, description of the categories of medications and some of the meds themselves. The tone is helpful and hopeful.
I would consider this a must read for anyone considering medication for their children. It really is direct and gives a clear explanation for how the medications work, what kind of side affects to expect and how to weigh the benefits vs. risk. I felt extremely prepared to talk to my doctor about medication for Carver after reading this. It helped me make a better decision and understand the science behind medication.
Dec 07, 2007 TK Keanini rated it really liked it · review of another edition
Medication is very real and as much as you might want to pursue other methods of treatment, some will have to treat the illness with both therapy and medication. Well, get educated on what you are taking or what you are going to be giving to your child. Keep in mind that a lot of these drugs are untested on children and yet they are used regularly in treatment.