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Effective Medications for Treating Mood Dysregulation Disorders in School-Aged Youth

  • Elizabeth C. GrierEmail author
  • Elizabeth H. Jeffords
  • Kristen E. Dewey
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Part of the Pediatric School Psychology book series (PSP)

Abstract

Disruptive mood dysregulation disorders, which encompass Bipolar 1 and Bipolar 2 disorders, and are a challenge to both diagnose and treat in the school-age population. The purpose of this chapter is to highlight the efficacy and effectiveness of psychotropic medications used in the treatment of children and adolescents presenting with manic and hypomanic symptoms. Both the intended and side effects of medication treatments (mood stabilizers, antipsychotics, anticonvulsants, antidepressants, and stimulants) commonly used to treat mood dysregulation are reviewed. A set of references and web-based materials are provided to readers for additional information.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elizabeth C. Grier
    • 1
    Email author
  • Elizabeth H. Jeffords
    • 1
  • Kristen E. Dewey
    • 2
  1. 1.Independent Private PracticeColumbiaUSA
  2. 2.The Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA

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