May 01, 2008 (RICHMOND, VA) – The American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry have developed two medication guides – the most recent, 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.

The guide may be obtained through the American Academy of Pediatrics’ website, or by accessing the PDF file here: Download Medication Guide