ERIC Number: ED267547
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
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Children on Medication: Volume II. Epilepsy, Emotional Disturbance, and Adolescent Disorders.
Gadow, Kenneth D.
Intended for parents and professionals, the book provides information on the use of medication for a variety of childhood disorders that require long-term treatment. An introduction sets forth reasons why caregivers should understand drug treatment and considers the importance of an international approach to pharmacological management of child and adolescent disorders. Chapter 1 presents an overview of fundamental concepts in the field, followed by a description of the various types of epilepsy and drugs used to treat them. Special problems of seizure disorders for early childhood education and children with mental retardation are analyzed in chapter 3. Chapter 4 details drug treatment for infantile autism, childhood schizophrenia, and emotional disturbances. Adolescent psychiatric disorders are the central topics of chapter 5 which deals with them accoridng to areas of functioning: mood, thinking, conduct, eating, and emotions. The final chapter touches upon drug management for enuresis, school phobia, cerebral palsy, and Tourette syndrome. Appendixes include classifications of psychotropic drugs; classifications of the Epilepsies; a list of selected psychotropic and antiepileptic drugs by trade names and corresponding generic names; the Dyskinesia Idenfitication System-Coldwater; the Dyskinesia Identification System-Condensed User Scale; an alphabetical list of selected United Kingdom trade names, and a glossary. (CL)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Disabilities, Drug Therapy, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Epilepsy, Medical Services
Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091 ($17.95, $15.25 member price). College Hill Press, 4284 41st St., San Diego, CA 92105 ($17.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Note: For Volume I see, EC 182 066.