Pediatric Psychopharmacological and Combined Interventions

  • Margaret Semrud-Clikeman
  • Phyllis Anne Teeter Ellison


Some pediatric disorders with biogenetic or neuropsychological causes may require medical treatments (Wilens, 2001). Most of these disorders, however, require multimodal treatments, where medication is used in combination with other psychosocial and behavioral interventions or therapies. A select list of common medications will be reviewed, including those designed to control ADHD, major depressive disorders, bipolar disorders, psychotic disorders, Tourette syndrome, and seizure disorders. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has funded a number of studies to investigate the safety and efficacy of medications and psychosocial interventions for common childhood and adolescent disorders. These will be briefly reviewed.


Bipolar Disorder Suicidal Ideation ADHD Symptom Tourette Syndrome Stimulant Medication 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Margaret Semrud-Clikeman
    • 1
  • Phyllis Anne Teeter Ellison
    • 2
  1. 1.Michigan State UniversityLansingUSA
  2. 2.Department of Educational PsychologyUniversity of WisconsinMilwaukeeUSA

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