Ritalin: Theory and Practice

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Ritalin: Theory and Practice

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9780913113820: Ritalin: Theory and Practice

The key reference book for physicians and health care professionals involved in the clinical use and management of Ritalin includes comprehensive coverage and in-depth discussions of

Use in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Current theories of ADHD and the effects of Ritalin
Comparison of generic and brand Ritalin
Indications and contraindications
Mechanisms of Action
Side effects
Ritalin's abuse liability
Patterns of Ritalin prescribing in the United States
Neuroimaging
Results of studies on cognitive factors, behavior, and language

Detailed explanations and evaluations of the appropriate use of teacher and parent rating scales are provided, as well as the full edition of the Irvine Laboratory School Manual.

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". . . invaluable to a broad range of clinicians, including adult psychiatrists, child and adolescent psychiatrists, pediatricians, gerontologists, internists, and neurologists." -- Glen R. Elliott, Ph.D., M.D., Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, UCSF

"At last, a book that sets the record straight! Parents and professionals who treat children and adolescents with ADHD have been barraged in recent years by a multitude of conflicting public opions on the appropriate use of Ritalin, as an adjunct to the total management of ADHD. What has been missing is one complete up-to-date text specifically on this medication . . . one which is beyond reproach. Given the high caliber of the many contributors, this comprehensive and exhaustive book will be a great service to many." -- Sandra F. Thomas, R.N., former President, CH.A.D.D.

"Finally, we have an authoritative, comprehensive statement about Ritalin and it proper use for patients." -- Herbert Pardes, M.D., Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

"Ritalin: Theory and Practice" is a comprehensive and well written resource that every clinician working with children should have." -- Harold S. Koplewicz, M.D., Director, New York University Child Study Center, and Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology

"The definitive book on methylphenidate, now in a new edition. The top researchers summarize leading-edge findings on the use of psychostimulants in clinical practice. . . . A monument to the rapid current progress of child psychoparhacology and general medicine." -- Charles Popper, M.D. Harvard Medical School

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