Rethinking Medication of Common Psychological DisorderseBook - 1998
In Haunted Children Arthur F. Roemmelt, MD, relates stories of his years as a child psychiatrist, sharing the experiences of children with a variety of psychiatric disorders and emphasizing the intensive and creative relationship necessary for the children to develop in a healthy fashion. The author discusses the movement of psychiatry away from psychotherapy toward strategic interventions and pharmacology and the consequences of this transformation. He argues that, although the latter treatment is seen as more efficient and available, it can also promote certain maladies such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and child abuse. Roemmelt concludes that what essentially is troubling many children is better confronted in therapy rather than treated with medications.
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, c1998
Characteristics: xiii, 196 p. ; 24 cm