Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychopharmacology Made Simple

Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychopharmacology Made Simple

John D. Preston, Mary C. Talaga, John H. O'Neal


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This third edition of Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychopharmacology Made Simple provides parents, patients, therapists, and health care professionals all they need to know about the use of psychoactive medications in the treatment of childhood and adolescent psychological disorders in easy-to-understand language. Readers will find updated DSM-V definitions; new information regarding teen use of antidepressants and suicidality; information on ADHD, bipolar disorder, and eating disorders in children and adolescents; the use of antipsychotics in children and adolescents; non-medication approaches; and more.


John D. Preston:
John D. Preston, PsyD, ABPP, is a licensed psychologist and author or coauthor of twenty books. He is professor emeritus of psychology at Alliant International University, and has also served on the faculty of the UC Davis School of Medicine. He has lectured widely in the United States and abroad. He is the recipient of the Mental Health Association’s President’s Award for contributions to the mental health professions, and is a fellow of the American Psychological Association.

Mary C. Talaga, RPh, PhD, has been a pharmacist for thirty-nine years, with specialization in psychiatric pharmacy and pharmacy administration. She has extensive experience in health care, and has practiced in a variety of clinical settings. Over her career, she has contributed to the development of best practice guidelines, and has promoted collaborative care models. She has provided training and mentoring to health care professionals, and education to patients and consumers.