Pediatric Bipolar Disorder: A Handbook for Clinicians
Vydavatelství: Martin Dunitz
Rok vydání: 2003
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...a new and important tool for clinicians and parents. It clearly explains the rationale for the complex pharmacotherapy used to combat the early-onset form of this progressive illness that can devastate thelives of its youngest victims. - Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation, USA
Excellent All Around Book About Bipolar Disorder in Children, December 21, 2002 Reviewer: Rick Deckard from Chicago, IL This book was written by three experts in the field and it is practical and well written. The first five sections cover the diagnostic fine points of bipolar disoder in children and adolescents. There is a well written and interesting chapter on biological causes and mechansisms. The last six chapters cover treatment and are very timely and useful covering the use of the newer atypical antipsychotics and combination treatment.This book is an excellent resource for clincians who treat children with bipolar disorders and parents who want to know more about the diagnosis and treatment of these complicated disorders. - Amazon (USA site)
Bipolar disorders were once considered to be rare in children and adolescents. A growing body of scientific evidence now suggests that they may be more prevalent in this group than previously believed. This diagnosis carries with it serious implications for the young person and cannot be taken lightly. At the same time, the practitioner faces significant clinical challenges in both the assessment processes and also the implementation of a treatment plan. A paucity of treatment manuals and pharmacological algorithms providing practical guidance makes the task of the clinician even more difficult, despite the fact that more is known about the assessment, neurobiology and treatment of children and adolescents with bipolar disorder than ever before. Written by three distinguished experts, this book conveys to clinicians all the information currently available in this area. They review both the neuroscience and also the integration of rational, practical, pharmacological and psychosocial interventions. Based on what is known, a sound approach to the assessment of these youngsters can be developed. Similarly, available evidence allows practitioners to treat these patients in a fashion that is solidly grounded on scientific knowledge. Concise and authoritative, Pediatric Bipolar Disorders will give the reader a practical approach to both the art and science of providing the best possible clinical care to children and adolescents with the disorder. This book is targeted primarily at clinical psychiatrists, but will also be of interest to non-specialist doctors and other members of the health care team and will be useful to 'sophisticated' lay people.