Resources for parents developed by the American Psychiatric Association and the
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

ADHDADHD Parents Medication Guide (2013)   [PDF]
TDAH Guía de Tratamiento Para Padres (2013)   [PDF]

BIPOLARParentsí Medication Guide for Bipolar Disorder   [PDF]
in Children and Adolescents (2010)

DEPRESSION     The Use of Medication in Treating Childhood and   [PDF]
Adolescent Depression: Information for Patients
and Families

Organizations endorsing the depression medication guide


American Academy of Family Physicians
American Academy of Pediatrics
American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
CHADD: Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
FDA: Food and Drug Administration: Antidepressants Use in Children, Adolescents and Adults
NIMH: National Institute of Mental Health
NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness
NAMI: What Families Should Know About Adolescent Depression and Treatment Options


The 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 physician.

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