Mood and Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents: A Psychopharmacological Approach

Mood and Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents: A Psychopharmacological Approach

Mood and Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents: A Psychopharmacological Approach

Mood and Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents: A Psychopharmacological Approach

Synopsis

This handbook focuses on the state of knowledge of child and adolescent psychiatry, providing practical guidance on the use of medication in these conditions. It covers dose and duration of treatment, and what to do if the patient fails to respond.

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David Nutt is currently Professor of Psychopharmacology and Dean of Clinical Medicine and Dentistry, in the University of Bristol. He is also a member of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs, the MRC Neuroscience Advisory Board and the CSM (Committee on Safety of Medicines). In addition, he is Advisor to the British National Formulary, the editor of the Journal of Psychopharmacology and the Past-President of the British Association of Psychopharmacology. His particular research interests include the areas of anxiety, depression, sleep and addiction.

Caroline Bell

Caroline Bell is a Specialist Registrar in General Adult Psychiatry and a research fellow at the Psychopharmacology Unit, Bristol University. Her research interest has been in the field of the psychopharmacology of anxiety and depression. This has involved work on projects examining the role of serotonin in these disorders and clinical studies testing the efficacy of drugs in the treatment of these conditions in adults.

Christine Masterson

Christine Masterson is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist based within a multidisciplinary team at Ashford and St Peter's NHS Trust, Chertsey, Surrey. Her interests include paediatric liaison and psychopharmacology.

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