Pediatric psychopharmacology in primary care: A conceptual framework

Mark A. Riddle, Susan Dos Reis, Gloria M. Reeves, Lawrence S. Wissow, David B. Pruitt, Jane Meschan Foy

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In a 2009 policy statement focused on children's mental health, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended that pediatric primary care physicians achieve competence in initiating care for children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, depression, and substance use/abuse. Because treatment for 3 of these conditions-ADHD, anxiety, and depression-may, under certain conditions, include medication, the primary purpose of this article is to offer guidance to assist primary care physicians in decision-making about their use of psychotropic medications for these conditions. A few medications with proven efficacy and safety are emphasized. Secondarily, other medications that may be useful for other disorders are noted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)371-390
Number of pages20
JournalAdolescent medicine: state of the art reviews
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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