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Nutritional and herbal therapies for children and adolescents [electronic resource] : a handbook for mental health clinicians /
by George M. Kapalka.
imprint
Amsterdam : Elsevier/AP, c2010.
description
xix, 419 p. : ill.
ISBN
0123749271 (hbk.), 9780123749277 (hbk.)
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Book
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imprint
Amsterdam : Elsevier/AP, c2010.
isbn
0123749271 (hbk.)
9780123749277 (hbk.)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
8012778
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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This title is designed to provide guidance for non-medical caregivers treating children and adolescents who present with emotional and/or behavioral difficulties such as such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, sleep difficulties, impulsivity, distractibility, and other psychological and psychiatric disorders.
Main Description
Many, children and adolescents who exhibit symptoms, of psychological and psychiatric disorders benefit from pharmacological interventions. However many parents do not like to medicate their children, and limited access to pediatric psychiatrists may further limit available treatment options. Sometimes, nutritional and herbal supplements, available without a prescription, may be used to control emotional and behavioral symptoms, but reliable information about efficacy of these compounds is scarce. This book reviews the use of naturopathic supplements to treat the symptoms of disorders commonly evident in the pediatric population, including ADHD, Tourette's, depression, mania and agitatton, anxiety, sleep problems, psychotic symptoms, and disturbances that commonly accompany autism and developmental disorders. Based on the strength of available research support, compounds are classified into four categories-those with established, probable, and possible efficacy, and those for which efficacy should not be expected. For each supplement, efficacy, pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, dosing, and adverse effects are reviewed. This handbook will help clinicians interested in naturopathic treatment select supplements that are most likely to be safe and effective. Key Features Written by board-certified clinical child psychologist with extensive post-doctoral training in psychopharmacology Naturopathic compounds are recommended based on empirical, rather than anecdotal, evidence Comprehensive coverage of the use of nutritional and herbal, supplements to treat symptoms of psychiatric disorders most prevalent in children and adolescents For-each compound, efficacy, pharmacology, dosing and adverse effects are discussed Assists clinicians in making informed choices about which compounds are most likely to be safe and effective in addressing specific symptoms Book jacket.
Main Description
The proposed volume will assist practicing mental health professionals in expanding their knowledge about nutritional and herbal interventions that can be attempted as alternatives to prescription medications. Designed to provide guidance for non-medical caregivers treating children and adolescents who present with emotional and/or behavioral difficulties such as such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, sleep difficulties, impulsivity, distractibility, and other psychological and psychiatric disorders, the volume provides a comprehensive discussion of naturopathic solutions based on existing research. In areas where research is not extensive, conclusions will be provided about potentially beneficial effects based on the specific pharmacologic action of the compounds. Dosage for specific age groups, schedules of administration, dietary considerations (i.e., whether or not to take the supplement with food), monitoring for response and adverse effects, signs of dangerous reactions, and the need to control interactions with other compounds (i.e., prescription medications) will be thoroughly reviewed with regard to each supplement discussed in the book. Reviews specific psychological disorders (i.e. ADHD, depression, mania, anxiety, sleep difficulties, tic behaviors and autism) and the available data about their treatment with the use of nutritional and herbal supplements. Provides rationale for the use of every specific compound with detailed recommendations tailored for each age group with regard to the dosage, frequency of administration, possible dangers and monitoring for side effects. Discusses claims of efficacy used to market various products and ground those claims within fully vetted scientific research. Discusses neurobiology, pharmacodynamics and pharmokinetics in detailed but accessible language *Non-medical clinicians with limited knowledge of medicine and pharmacology come away with understanding of key issues involved in Fully covers assessment, diagnosis & treatment of children and adolescents, focusing on evidence-based practices *Consolidates broadly distributed literature into single source and specifically relates evidence-based tools to practical treatment, saving clinicians time in obtaining and translating information and improving the level of care they can provide Detailed how-to explanation of practical evidence-based treatment techniques *Gives reader firm grasp of how to more effectively treat patients Material related to diversity (including race, ethnicity, gender and social class) integrated into each chapter *Prepares readers for treating the wide range of youth they will encounter in practice
Main Description
This volume assists practicing mental health professionals in expanding their knowledge about nutritional and herbal interventions that can be attempted as alternatives to prescription medications. Designed to provide guidance for non-medical caregivers treating children and adolescents who present with emotional and/or behavioral difficulties such as such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, sleep difficulties, impulsivity, distractibility, and other psychological and psychiatric disorders, the volume provides a comprehensive discussion of naturopathic solutions based on existing research. In areas where research is not extensive, conclusions are provided about potentially beneficial effects based on the specific pharmacologic action of the compounds. Dosage for specific age groups, schedules of administration, dietary considerations (i.e., whether or not to take the supplement with food), monitoring for response and adverse effects, signs of dangerous reactions, and the need to control interactions with other compounds (i.e., prescription medications) are thoroughly reviewed with regard to each supplement discussed in the book. Reviews specific psychological disorders (i.e. ADHD, depression, mania, anxiety, sleep difficulties, tic behaviors and autism) and the available data about their treatment with the use of nutritional and herbal supplements. Provides rationale for the use of every specific compound with detailed recommendations tailored for each age group with regard to the dosage, frequency of administration, possible dangers and monitoring for side effects. Discusses claims of efficacy used to market various products and ground those claims within fully vetted scientific research. Discusses neurobiology, pharmacodynamics and pharmokinetics in detailed but accessible language *Non-medical clinicians with limited knowledge of medicine and pharmacology come away with understanding of key issues involved in Fully covers assessment, diagnosis & treatment of children and adolescents, focusing on evidence-based practices *Consolidates broadly distributed literature into single source and specifically relates evidence-based tools to practical treatment, saving clinicians time in obtaining and translating information and improving the level of care they can provide Detailed how-to explanation of practical evidence-based treatment techniques *Gives reader firm grasp of how to more effectively treat patients Material related to diversity (including race, ethnicity, gender and social class) integrated into each chapter *Prepares readers for treating the wide range of youth they will encounter in practice
Main Description
This volume assists practicing mental health professionals in expanding their knowledge about nutritional and herbal interventions that can be attempted as alternatives to prescription medications. Designed to provide guidance for non-medical caregivers treating children and adolescents who present with emotional and/or behavioral difficulties such as such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, sleep difficulties, impulsivity, distractibility, and other psychological and psychiatric disorders, the volume provides a comprehensive discussion of naturopathic solutions based on existing research. In areas where research is not extensive, conclusions are provided about potentially beneficial effects based on the specific pharmacologic action of the compounds. Dosage for specific age groups, schedules of administration, dietary considerations (i.e., whether or not to take the supplement with food), monitoring for response and adverse effects, signs of dangerous reactions, and the need to control interactions with other compounds (i.e., prescription medications) are thoroughly reviewed with regard to each supplement discussed in the book. Reviews specific psychological disorders (i.e. ADHD, depression, mania, anxiety, sleep difficulties, tic behaviors and autism) and the available data about their treatment with the use of nutritional and herbal supplements. Provides rationale for the use of every specific compound with detailed recommendations tailored for each age group with regard to the dosage, frequency of administration, possible dangers and monitoring for side effects. Discusses claims of efficacy used to market various products and ground those claims within fully vetted scientific research. Discusses neurobiology, pharmacodynamics and pharmokinetics in detailed but accessible language *Non-medical clinicians with limited knowledge of medicine and pharmacology come away with understanding of key issues involved in Fully covers assessment, diagnosis & treatment of children and adolescents, focusing on evidence-based practices *Consolidates broadly distributed literature into single source and specifically relates evidence-based tools to practical treatment, saving clinicians time in obtaining and translating information and improving the level of care they can provide Detailed how-to explanation of practical evidence-based treatment techniques *Gives reader firm grasp of how to more effectively treat patients Material related to diversity (including race, ethnicity, gender and social class) integrated into each chapter *Prepares readers for treating the wide range of youth they will encounter in practice
Table of Contents
Prefacep. x
Biological vs. Psychosocial Treatmentp. x
Medications vs. Nutritional and Herbal Supplementsp. xiii
Organization of this Handbookp. xvii
Deciding Between Medications and Supplementsp. 1
When to Use Medicationsp. 3
When to Use Naturopathic Supplementsp. 6
Choosing a Supplementp. 10
Pharmacokineticsp. 13
Absorptionp. 14
Distributionp. 23
Metabolismp. 30
Excretionp. 40
Pediatric Considerationsp. 43
Pharmacodynamicsp. 47
Neuroanatomyp. 48
Neurophysiologyp. 56
Substances Involved in Neurotransmissionp. 71
Neurotransmitters and Hormonesp. 71
Precursorsp. 88
Second Messengersp. 95
ADHDp. 101
Symptoms of ADHDp. 101
Rule-Outs and Comorbid Disordersp. 105
Etiologyp. 109
Supplements with Established Efficacyp. 114
Supplements with Likely Efficacyp. 121
Supplements with Possible Efficacyp. 131
Supplements Not Likely to be Effectivep. 135
Summaryp. 138
Depression With contributions from Georae Letiziap. 141
Symptoms of Depressionp. 142
Rule-Outs and Comorbid Disordersp. 145
Etiologyp. 149
Supplements with Established Efficacyp. 154
Supplements with Likely Efficacyp. 163
Supplements with Possible Efficacyp. 176
Supplements Not Likely to be Effectivep. 183
Summaryp. 195
Mania and Agitationp. 189
Symptoms of Pediatric Bipolar Disorderp. 189
Rule-Outs and Comorbid Disordersp. 192
Etiologyp. 196
Supplements with Likely Efficacyp. 200
Supplements with Possible Efficacyp. 210
Supplements Not Likely to be Effectivep. 214
Summaryp. 216
Anxiety Disordersp. 219
Symptoms of Anxietyp. 219
Rule-Outs and Comorbid Disordersp. 224
Etiologyp. 229
Supplements with Likely Efficacyp. 234
Supplements with Possible Efficacyp. 241
Supplements Not Likely to be Effectivep. 254
Summaryp. 256
Sleepp. 259
Symptoms of Sleep Disordersp. 260
Rule-Outs and Comorbid Disordersp. 265
Etiologyp. 270
Supplements with Established Efficacyp. 272
Supplements with Likely Efficacyp. 276
Supplements with Possible Efficacyp. 282
Supplements Not Likely to be Effectivep. 285
Summaryp. 288
Tic Disorders With contributions from Debra Costanza and Nicholas Costanzap. 291
Symptoms of Tic Disordersp. 291
Rule-Outs and Comorbid Disordersp. 295
Etiologyp. 300
Supplements with Likely Efficacyp. 304
Supplements with Possible Efficacyp. 306
Supplements Not Likely to be Effectivep. 312
Summaryp. 314
Psychosisp. 317
Symptoms of Pediatric Psychosisp. 318
Diagnostic Considerations, Rule-Outs, and Comorbid Disordersp. 320
Etiologyp. 327
Supplements with Established Efficacyp. 331
Supplements with Likely Efficacyp. 334
Supplements with Possible Efficacyp. 340
Supplements Not Likely to be Effectivep. 343
Summaryp. 345
Autismp. 347
Symptoms of Autismp. 345
Rule Outs and Comorbid Disordersp. 351
Etiologyp. 358
Supplements with Likely Efficacyp. 362
Anxiety and Compulsionsp. 364
Supplements with Possible Efficacyp. 365
Supplements Not Likely to be Effectivep. 367
Summaryp. 370
Concluding Remarksp. 373
Referencesp. 379
Indexp. 405
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