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Community Treatment for YouthEvidence-Based Interventions for Severe Emotional and Behavioral Disorders$
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Barbara J. Burns and Kimberly Hoagwood

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780195134575

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134575.001.0001

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Psychopharmacology in the Context of Systems of Care

Psychopharmacology in the Context of Systems of Care

(p.277) 12 Psychopharmacology in the Context of Systems of Care
Community Treatment for Youth

Andres J. Pumariega

Amor S. Del Mundo

Booney Vance

Oxford University Press

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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