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ERIC Number: EJ876893
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0886-571X
Mental Health Issues and Psychotropic Medication: Current Applications for Children and Adolescents in Residential Treatment
Worley, Julie
Residential Treatment for Children & Youth, v23 n1-2 p91-105 2005
Severe mental and emotional conditions are much more prominent in juvenile resident treatment facilities than they are within the general adolescent population. These conditions are often painful to the juveniles and create management difficulties for the facility. Several mental illnesses are particularly severe and troublesome when not properly treated. Many of these require medication in order to be treated properly. This article identifies and describes those conditions, identifies many of the medications commonly used to treat them, and discusses both the effects and common side-effects of the medications. The paper does not offer medical advice and cannot be used as a guide to effective treatment. Rather, it is intended to improve the understanding of non-medical practitioners in the mental health field.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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