Your Child in the Balance (Paperback)

Solving the Psychiatric Medicine Dilemma (Norton Professional Books)

By Kevin T. Kalikow

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393706604, 326pp.

Publication Date: March 12, 2012

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The book teaches the reader how to analyze the risks and benefits that characterize all medicines and that underlie the decision to medicate. The principles discussed in Your Child in the Balance will resonate with parents and professionals whether they are considering Ritalin and Adderall or Prozac and Zoloft. The use of antipsychotics, like Abilify and Risperdal, and even holistic sleep medicines, like melatonin, are put into an even-handed perspective, as is the question of whether psychiatric medicines are over or under prescribed to children.

Your Child in the Balance