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Book Review

Clinical Handbook of Psychotropic Drugs for Children and Adolescents

Pieter Joost van Wattum, MD, MA

Published: December 15, 2005

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The use of psychotropic drugs in children and adolescentshas grown exponentially in the past decade, with most drugsused not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administrationfor use in the pediatric population. Few studies exist showingthe effects of these drugs in children and adolescents, andprescribers rely on efficacy and safety data obtained throughstudies in adult populations. Based on published literature includingbasic science, clinical trials, case reports, and clinicalexperience, the Clinical Handbook of Psychotropic Drugs forChildren and Adolescents is a recent addition to the small armamentariumof available handbooks assisting in informed decisionmaking when prescribing psychotropic drugs for childrenand adolescents.’ ‹

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Volume: 66

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