Psychiatric Drugs in Children and Adolescents

Basic Pharmacology and Practical Applications

  • Manfred Gerlach
  • Andreas Warnke
  • Laurence Greenhill

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Essential Psychopharmacology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Manfred Gerlach
      Pages 3-59
    3. Manfred Gerlach, Laurence Greenhill, Andreas Warnke
      Pages 61-75
    4. Andreas Warnke, Christoph Wewetzer, Laurence Greenhill
      Pages 77-79
  3. Special Psychopharmacology: Classes of Psychiatric Treatments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Regina Taurines, Andreas Warnke, Laurence Greenhill, Manfred Gerlach
      Pages 83-155
    3. Manfred Gerlach, Claudia Mehler-Wex, Benno G. Schimmelmann
      Pages 157-218
    4. Manfred Gerlach, Andreas Warnke
      Pages 219-255
    5. Manfred Gerlach, Andreas Warnke
      Pages 257-291
    6. Susanne Walitza, Marcel Romanos, Andreas Warnke, Laurence Greenhill, Manfred Gerlach
      Pages 293-333
  4. Symptomatic and Symptom-Oriented Pharmacological Therapy of Psychiatric Disorders in Children and Adolescents

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 335-335
    2. Claudia Mehler-Wex, Marcel Romanos, Andreas Warnke
      Pages 337-350
    3. Gerhard A. Wiesbeck, Rudolf Stohler
      Pages 351-358
    4. Andreas Warnke
      Pages 359-368
    5. Susanne Walitza, Marcel Romanos, Laurence Greenhill, Tobias Banaschewski
      Pages 369-381
    6. Christine M. Freitag, Tomasz A. Jarczok
      Pages 383-403
    7. Regina Taurines, Christoph Wewetzer
      Pages 405-416
    8. Rudolf Stohler, Manfred Gerlach, Gerhard A. Wiesbeck
      Pages 417-427
    9. Beate Herpertz-Dahlmann, Christoph Wewetzer
      Pages 429-437
    10. Karin Egberts, Jürgen Seifert
      Pages 439-442
    11. Alexander von Gontard
      Pages 443-447
    12. Alexander von Gontard
      Pages 449-458
    13. Silke Rothenhöfer, Andreas Warnke, Christoph Wewetzer
      Pages 459-468
    14. Christoph Wewetzer, Susanne Walitza
      Pages 469-474
    15. Marcel Romanos, Christoph Wewetzer, Klaus Schmeck
      Pages 475-486
    16. Andreas Warnke, Marcel Romanos
      Pages 493-498
    17. Benno G. Schimmelmann, Claudia Mehler-Wex, Christoph Wewetzer
      Pages 499-506
    18. Andreas Warnke, Christoph Wewetzer
      Pages 507-515
    19. Veit Roessner, Aribert Rothenberger
      Pages 517-525
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 527-544

About this book


This book offers a comprehensive survey of the current state of knowledge in the field of neuro-psychopharmacology in childhood and adolescence. In the first part, the essentials of neuro-psychopharmacology are presented in order to provide a deeper understanding of the principles and particularities in the pharmacotherapy of children and adolescents. This part includes information on neurotransmitters and signal transduction pathways, molecular brain structures as targets for psychiatric drugs, characteristics of psychopharmacological therapy in children and adolescents, ontogenetic influences on pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, and pharmacotherapy in the outpatient setting. The part on classes of psychiatric medications, which covers antidepressants, antipsychotics, anxiolytics and sedative-hypnotics, mood stabilizers, and psychostimulants and other drugs used in the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, provides sufficient background material to better understand how psychoactive drugs work, and why, when, and for whom they should be used. For each drug within a class, information on its mechanisms of action, clinical pharmacology, indications, dosages, and cognate issues are reviewed. In the third part, the disorder-specific and symptom-oriented medication is described and discerningly evaluated from a practical point of view, providing physicians with precise instructions on how to proceed. Psychiatric Drugs in Children and Adolescents includes numerous tables, figures and illustrations and offers a valuable reference work for child and adolescent psychiatrists and psychotherapists, pediatricians, general practitioners, psychologists, and nursing staff, as well as teachers.


neuro-psychopharmacology neuropsychiatric treatment pharmacotherapy psychiatric disorders psychiatric disorders

Editors and affiliations

  • Manfred Gerlach
    • 1
  • Andreas Warnke
    • 2
  • Laurence Greenhill
    • 3
  1. 1.Kinder- und JugendpsychiatrieUniversitätsklinikum Würzburg Klinik und PoliklinikWürzburgGermany
  2. 2.Jugendpsychiatrie und PsychotherapieUniversitätsklinikum Würzburg Klinik und Poliklinik für Kinder- undWürzburgGermany
  3. 3.Child and Adolescent Psychiatry New York Presbyterian HospitalNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Wien 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7091-1500-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7091-1501-5
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