Nutritional and Herbal Therapies for Children and Adolescents

Nutritional and Herbal Therapies for Children and Adolescents : A Handbook for Mental Health Clinicians

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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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 440 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 30.48mm | 952.54g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • Illustrated; Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0123749271
  • 9780123749277
  • 1,562,409

Table of contents

Part I: Introduction to neurobiology and naturopathic psychopharmacology

Chapter 1: Why go natural?
Chapter 2: Going natural: The pros and cons
Chapter 3: Pharmacokinetics
Chapter 4: Neurobiology and Pharmacodynamics

Part II: Treatment of psychological and behavioral disorders

Chapter 5: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Chapter 6: Depression
Chapter 7: Mania and agitation
Chapter 8: Anxiety
Chapter 9: Sleep difficulties
Chapter 10: Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Intermittent Explosive Disorder
Chapter 11: Tic behaviors
Chapter 12: Psychotic disorders
Chapter 13: Autism and other disorders of development
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