The field of child and adolescent psychopharmacology is rapidly evolving. While there is a long history of clinical trials of psychotropic medications involving adults, placebo-controlled studies involving children and adolescents have been few and far between. In fact, until recently, many of the guidelines that were used in treating children and adolescents with psychiatric problems were based on a paucity of placebo-controlled clinical trials. However, today there is a quickly multiplying body of research and clinical experience. The authors have attempted to gather the latest results available in the literature, critically review them, and make a clinical recommendation based on the current information.
This book is easy to read and well organized. It has two sections, 14 chapters, and important references for each subject. There is a chapter for each class of psychotropic medications used to treat children and adolescents. The information is timely, up-to-date, and clearly presented. Each chapter