Introduction: A Guide for Practitioners, Professionals, and Public
This chapter, more than any other, is written for nonmedical professionals and parents to introduce them to what may at first seem a dauntingly arcane field and to empower them to seek good information. It sets the scene for all the other chapters by introducing some basic terminology and concepts, most of which are familiar to prescribers. However, hopefully even they will benefit from a quick overview and reminder of things they know.
KeywordsAmerican Psychiatric Association Psychotropic Drug Medical Knowledge Psychoactive Drug Child Psychiatry
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