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Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology

Developmental Psychopathology and Therapeutics

Editor-in-Chief: Harold S. Koplewicz, MD

Executive Editor: Ron Steingard, MD

ISSN: 1044-5463 • Online ISSN: 1557-8992 • 10 Issues Annually

Current Volume: 27

Latest Impact Factor* is 2.149

*2015 Journal Citation Reports® published by Thomson Reuters, 2016

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Featured Press Releases and Editorial Content

  • Medication Linked to Improved Reading Skills in Children with Dyslexia...Read More
  • Guanfacine Is Safe and Well-Tolerated in Children and Adolescents with Anxiety Disorder...Read More
  • Longer Duration of Untreated Childhood Schizophrenia-Spectrum Psychosis Predicts Poorer Outcomes...Read More
  • Aripiprazole Reduces Severity of Tics in Children with Tourette’s Disorder...Read More
  • Clozapine Shows Better Efficacy in Children with Schizophrenia Than in Adults...Read More
  • Special Issue: Impulsive Aggression in Psychiatric Disorders...Read More
  • Why is Impulsive Aggression in Children So Difficult to Treat?...Read More
  • Psychostimulants More Likely to Reduce Rather Than Worsen Anxiety in Children with ADHD...Read More
  • New Study Supports Safety and Efficacy of Evekeo for Treating Children with ADHD...Read More
  • New Approaches to Identify and Treat Suicidal Adolescents Focus of JCAP Special Section...Read More
  • Parent Satisfaction with Clinical Trial on Treating Aggressive Behavioral Disorders...Read More
  • What is the Best Measure of Depression Severity in Adolescents?...Read More
  • Expert Recommendations for Diagnosing Pediatric Acute Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS)...Read More
  • Does Psychostimulant Use Increase Cardiovascular Risk in Children with ADHD?...Read More


Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology (JCAP) is the premier peer-reviewed journal covering the clinical aspects of treating this patient population with psychotropic medications including side effects and interactions, standard doses, and research on new and existing medications. The Journal includes information on related areas of medical sciences such as advances in developmental pharmacokinetics, developmental neuroscience, metabolism, nutrition, molecular genetics, and more.

Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology coverage includes:

  • New drugs and treatment strategies including the use of psycho-stimulants, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, mood stabilizers, and atypical antipsychotics
  • New developments in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, autism spectrum disorders, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, along with other disorders
  • Reports of common and rare Treatment Emergent Adverse Events (TEAEs) including: hyperprolactinemia, galactorrhea, weight gain/loss, metabolic syndrome, dyslipidemia, switching phenomena, sudden death, and the potential increase of suicide
  • Outcomes research

Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology is under the editorial leadership of Editor-in-Chief Harold S. Koplewicz, MD, Child Mind Institute; Executive Editor Ron Steingard, MD, Child Mind Institute; European Editor Jörg M. Fegert, MD, Universitätsklinik für Kinder-und Jugendpsychiatrie/Psychotherapie Ulm; Senior Associate Editors Gabrielle A. Carlson, MD, State University of New York at Stony Brook and Bennett L. Leventhal, MD, Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research; and other leading investigators. View the entire editorial board.

Audience: Psychiatrists, developmental psychiatrists, and neuroscientists, among others

Indexed/Abstracted in:

MEDLINE; PubMed; PubMed Central; Current Contents®/Clinical Medicine; Science Citation Index Expanded; Science Citation Index®; Neuroscience Citation Index®; Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition; Derwent Drug File; ISI Custom Information Services; EMBASE/Excerpta Medica; Scopus; PsycINFO; SIIC Data Bases

The views, opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations set forth in any Journal article are solely those of the authors of those articles and do not necessarily reflect the views, policy or position of the Journal, its Publisher, its editorial staff or any affiliated Societies and should not be attributed to any of them.

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