These are Children and Medication for
"Behavioral Disorders" Resources.
Please also see:
Children and Medication for "ADHD" || Children and Medication for "Early Puberty"
Children and Medication for Depression || "Chemical Restraints"
General Children and Medication Resources
(click here for Organizations/Agencies)
'Cadillac' Plan New Foster Kid Approach
The Miami Herald, June 2, 2001
Children & Psychotropic Drugs: What's an Attorney to Do?
ABA Child Law Practice, June 1997
City Agency's Psych Drugs Imperil Foster Kids
New York Post, April 16, 2001
Few Psychotropics Have Data for Use in Children
Pediatric News 33(3):27, 1999
How to Do Cognitive Behavioral Therapy With Young Children
Brown University Child and Adolescent Behavioral Letter 18(4):1, 6, 2002, April 17, 2002
Medicating Kids with Behavioral Problems: Solution or Problem?
Health Law & Policy Institute, March 31, 2000
Psychiatric Medications for Children & Adolescents: Questions to Ask
List of suggested questions parents should ask before agreeing to psychiatric medication treatment for their children and adolescents, from the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.
Report Decried Giving Drugs to Kids
The Miami Herald, May 11, 2001
The Role of Psychotropic Medication in the Treatment of Children in New York's Mental Health Inpatient Settings
The New York State Commission on Quality of Care, November 1992
Stimulant Use by Children on Rise
The Age, August 21, 2000
Toddlers Prescribed Drugs For Behavior
The Age, February 18, 2001
Trends in the Prescribing of Psychotropic Medications to Preschoolers
Journal of the American Medical Association, February 3, 2000 [PDF]
Use of Drugs to Control Kids Worries Specialists
The Miami Herald, July 2, 2001
What Parents Should Know About Treatment of Behavioral and Emotional Disorders in Preschool Children
Fact sheet from The American Psychological Association.
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(click here for Articles/Information/Research)
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
3615 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20016-3007
Phone: (202) 966-7300
Series of articles and research regarding children and psychotropic medications; info on other treatments for children and adolescents.
American Academy of Pediatrics
141 Northwest Point Blvd.
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-1098
Phone: (847) 434-4000
American Counseling Association
5999 Stevenson Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22304-3300
American Psychological Association
750 First Street, N.E.
Washington, DC 20002-4242
Phone: (202) 336-5510
Association for the Advancement of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
305 Seventh Avenue, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10001-6008
Phone: (212) 647-1890
Center for Healthier Children, Families, and Communities
1100 Glendon Avenue, Suite 850
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Phone: (310) 794-2583
The ChildTrauma Academy
ATTN: B. Perry, M.D., Ph.D.
5161 San Felipe, Suite 320
Houston, TX 77056
Toll-free phone: (866) 943-9779
National Institute of Mental Health: Treatment of Children with Mental Disorders
6001 Executive Blvd.
Room 8184, MSC 9663
Bethesda, MD 20892-9663
Phone: (301) 443-4513
Report from NIMH on the treatment of children with mental/emotional disorders; includes sections on medications and other treatments; info on commonly-prescribed psychotropic medications, side effects, and the approved ages for prescriptions.
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