The American Psychiatric Association and the
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry have developed two medication guides, ADHD Parents Medication Guide,
and The Use of Medication in Treating Childhood and Adolescent Depression: Information for Patients and Families. These guides are designed to help patients, families,
and physicians make informed decisions about obtaining and administering the most appropriate care for a child with ADHD or depression. The guides have been endorsed by many national medical,
family and patient advocacy organizations, listed below. In addition, AACAP has developed the Medication Guide for Treating Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents,
which has been approved by the APA.
Medication Guide for treating ADHD
NEWLY REVISED! Medication Guide for treating Depression
NEW! Medication Guide for treating Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents
information contained in these guides is not intended as, and is not,
a substitute for professional medical advice. All decisions about
clinical care should be made in consultation with a child's treating
pharmaceutical funding was used in the preparation and maintenance
of these guides or the Web site ParentsMedGuide.org.