Descriere: Focusing on pediatric psychopharmacology, this title covers the emerging question of treating children who do not yet meet diagnostic criteria for psychosis, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, but who are deemed to be at high risk. It addresses concerns about cardiovascular side effects of the stimulant medications available.
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At the dawn of the twenty-first century, we have become accustomed to medical breakthroughs and conditioned to assume that, regardless of illnesses, doctors almost certainly will be able to help--not just by diagnosing us and alleviating our pain, but by actually treating or even curing diseases, and significantly improving our lives. For most of human history, however, that was far from the case, as veteran medical historian Michael Bliss explains in The Making of Modern Medicine. Focusing on a few key moments in the transformation of medical care, Bliss reveals the way that new discoveries and new approaches led doctors and patients alike to discard fatalism and their traditional religious acceptance of suffering in favor of a new faith in health care and in the capacity of doctors to treat disease. He takes readers in his account to three turning points--a devastating smallpox outbreak in Montreal in 1885, the founding of the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Medical School, and the discovery of insulin--and recounts the lives of three crucial figures--researcher Frederick Banting, surgeon Harvey Cushing, and physician William Osler--turning medical history into a fascinating story of ...
Tony Grice, Antoniette Meehan
Nursing 1 teaches pre-work students to communicate accurately, in English, with patients and colleagues. Page dim. 270 x 211 x 8 Series: Oxford English for Careers: Nursing 1 Weight: 350 grams