Psychopharmacology in the Context of Systems of Care

Andres J. Pumariega, Amor S. Del Mundo and Booney Vance

in Community Treatment for Youth

Published in print February 2002 | ISBN: 9780195134575
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199864065 | DOI:

Series: Innovations in Practice and Service Delivery with Vulnerable Populations

Psychopharmacology in the Context of Systems of Care

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This chapter discusses psychopharmacological treatment for children's emotional and psychiatric disorders. It considers approaches to the selection of pharmacological agents. It then reviews the current state of psychopharmacological treatment with children and adolescents, focusing on pharmacological agents for the treatment of established psychiatric diagnoses and psychopharmacological agents selected to control or treat behaviors experienced by the child regardless of the presence of a clear diagnosis.

Keywords: psychopharmacological treatment; child mental health; intervention; pharmacological agents

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