ERIC Number: ED058694
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
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Psychopharmacology with the Behaviorally Disturbed: A Review.
McClain, William A.; Jerman, George
Reviewed on a layman's level was research on psychopharmacology with the emotionally and behaviorally disturbed. General conclusions drawn from the man y studies were that the effect of drugs on intellectual functioning had not been determined and that there was little evidence to indicate that the learning process was consistently and reliably affected in certain predictable ways. It was advised that the psychologist be informed when a subject was receiving drug medication, the drug name, and dosage. The review concerned stimulants, tranquilizers, and sedatives frequently used by pediatricians. Stimulants referred to in research included dextroamphetamine, D-amphetamine, methylphenidate, monoaminoxidase inhibitors, amitriptyline, proamitriptyline, and cholinergics; methylphenidate was the drug used most often. Tranquilizers cited were thioridazine, chlorpromazine, reserpine, phenothiazines, diphenylmethanes, fluphenazine hydrochloride, chlorprothixene hydrochloride, primazine hydrochloride, and thiorpropazate; drugs were found to be an advisable treatment for behaviorally disordered children. Sedatives covered included diphenylhydantoin sodium and captodiamine hydrochloride. (CB)
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Authoring Institution: District of Columbia Childrens Center, Laurel, MD.; Howard County Board of Education, Clarksville, MD.