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The Book Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology
The Author Alan F. Schatzberg
The Publisher American Psychiatric Pub
Release Date2015-04-28
Genre Medical
Pages 795
ISBN 9781585625215
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Standard of care in psychiatry requires that practitioners stay current on new agents, interactions, side effects, and dosing guidelines -- a daunting task for the modern clinician grappling with today's challenging medical environment. The Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology has been the psychiatrist's trusted companion for nearly three decades, and this new, eighth edition delivers the cutting-edge information clinicians need in a down-to-earth style, facilitating the integration of biological and psychopharmacological information into practice. The book's primary purpose is to provide the reader-practitioner with a practical, usable clinical guide to the selection and prescription of appropriate drug therapies for individual patients, drawing on the authors' clinical experience as well as on the scientific literature. Students of psychiatry and psychopharmacology also will find the book useful as both text and reference. The eighth edition retains many of its most popular features, while adding others to enhance coverage and promote comprehension: Some sections dealing with less commonly used drugs (e.g., barbiturates) have been shortened or eliminated, making space for the huge number of new agents that have been approved (e.g., vortioxetine) or are likely to receive approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This makes the volume easier to use. The book has been thoroughly updated to reflect the release of DSM-5, which introduced dimensional measures of key dimensions (e.g., anxiety and depression) across diagnostic categories to better describe patients' disorders. In the chapter on diagnosis and classification, the authors review these major changes and the implications for prescribing. Features of particular utility for students include the introductory chapter on the general principles of psychopharmacological treatment and the summary medication tables, which serve as quick-reference guides on classes of psychotropics. Although largely evidence-based, the authors also draw on their extensive clinical experience in discussing various drugs' efficacy, dosing and side effects and other important factors. Two appendixes offer suggested readings for clinicians and for patients and families, as well as information on strengths and costs of antidepressant and antipsychotic drugs. There has never been a more meticulously researched and referenced guide to prescribing psychotropic medications, nor one more down-to-earth and practical. The Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology richly deserves its reputation as a classic in the field and has earned a place on every psychiatrist's desk.


The Book Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Nurses
The Author Laura G. Leahy
The Publisher American Psychiatric Pub
Release Date2013-05-07
Genre Medical
Pages 560
ISBN 9781585629916
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Nurses offers a holistic approach to psychopharmacological prescribing from a nursing perspective and is the only text designed especially for Psychiatric Mental Health Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (P.M.H.-A.P.R.N.s). The Manual is grounded in the belief that given their nursing background and their personalized approach to the individual, P.M.H.-A.P.R.N.s are uniquely qualified to offer symptom-based treatment within the context of an individual's medical and psychological care. A comprehensive resource for advanced practice nurses, mental health practitioners, general practitioners, and consumers, this book possesses many useful features, including the following: A logical, easy-to-use format that guides the reader through the most common psychiatric conditions, presenting the diagnostic criteria and neurobiology of the relevant disorder, pharmacological choices and recommendations on monitoring, side effects to consider, and treatment of special populations, including those with medical illnesses. A special chapter devoted to culturally sensitive psychopharmacology that offers information on the role of culture in mental health, wellness, and illness and provides culturally sensitive assessment techniques and other treatment strategies PMH nurses can use to minimize stigma; address health care disparities; and improve patient adherence, satisfaction, and outcomes. A chapter that addresses complementary and alternative pharmacotherapies -- vital because a significant percentage of patients may be using herbal preparations, which present serious implications for the prescribing clinician. Appendices covering drug dosing equivalencies, pharmacogenetics, psychiatric rating scales, and other helpful resources. The core philosophy of the advanced practice nursing field is that health care should be individualized, focusing not only on patients' conditions but also on the effects those conditions have on patients' lives and the lives of their families. The Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Nurses offers readers the most current information on psychopharmacological treatment in an accessible, easy-to-use format grounded in the principles and practices of holistic nursing.


The Book Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Psychologists
The Author Mark Muse
The Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date2012-04-24
Genre Medical
Pages 498
ISBN 9780470907573
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: "The emergence and rapid growth of pharmacotherapy in professional psychology practice has the potential for a significantly broad audience. This much-needed resource provides a succinct, but comprehensive overview of the ten key content areas that comprise the medical psychology curriculum. In addition, the book provides an introduction to the Psychopharmacology Examination for Psychologists (PEP Exam). The simulation PEP-like practice test, on the companion CD-ROM, allows students to gain confidence by developing mastery over exam-specific challenges and helps reduce anxiety by exposing students to real-life simulations"--


The Book Clinical Manual of Psychopharmacology in the Medically Ill
The Author Stephen J. Ferrando
The Publisher American Psychiatric Pub
Release Date2010-05-20
Genre Medical
Pages 640
ISBN 9781585629428
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A comprehensive yet practical guide to the prescription of psychotropic medications in patients with medical illness, Clinical Manual of Psychopharmacology in the Medically Ill is designed to be useful to clinicians practicing in a broad range of specialties, from the psychosomatic medicine specialist caring for a delirious patient with cancer to the general medical practitioner prescribing an antidepressant to a diabetic patient who recently had a myocardial infarction. This manual Provides useful psychotropic prescribing protocols that can be employed by primary care physicians, psychiatrists, and other medical professionals. Reviews fundamental principles of psychotropic drug prescribing across medical specialties. Educates clinicians regarding the growing evidence base supporting the safety and efficacy of psychopharmacological treatments for a diverse range of psychiatric problems in medically ill patients. Provides clinically relevant information concerning psychopharmacology in the medically ill, including pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic principles, drug-drug interactions, and organ system disease-specific issues. Clinical Manual of Psychopharmacology in the Medically Ill is divided into two sections. The first supplies fundamental background information for prescribing psychotropics across medical disease states, including discussion of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics, drug-drug interaction principles, major systemic adverse effects of psychotropic drugs, and alternate routes of psychotropic drug administration. The second section addresses psychopharmacological treatment in specific organ system diseases, such as renal and cardiovascular disease, as well as other relevant subspecialty areas, such as critical care, organ transplantation, pain, and substance use disorders. Authored by experts in the field, chapters contain the following: Key differential diagnostic considerations, including adverse neuropsychiatric side effects of disease-specific medications Disease-specific pharmacokinetic principles in drug prescribing, including interactions between psychotropic drugs and disease-specific drugs Useful tables summarizing information on adverse neuropsychiatric side effects of disease-specific medications, adverse disease-specific side effects of psychotropic drugs, and drug-drug interactions Extensive referencing of source material to allow readers to expand their knowledge in specific areas This manual, beyond serving as a clinical guide, should become a mainstay of curricula in general psychiatric residency programs, psychosomatic medicine fellowships, and nonpsychiatric residency training programs that prepare physicians to provide safe and effective psychopharmacological treatment for patients with medical illness.


The Book Clinical Manual of Psychopharmacology in the Medically Ill
The Author James L. Levenson
The Publisher American Psychiatric Pub
Release Date2016-10-18
Genre Medical
Pages 864
ISBN 9781615371075
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The new edition of Clinical Manual of Psychopharmacology in the Medically Ill continues the legacy and builds on the success of the first edition by offering a thoroughly up-to-date, comprehensive, and practical guide to the prescription of psychotropic medications in patients with medical illness. The book addresses the prevalence of psychiatric illness in patients with serious medical illness, the complications that may arise, and the implications for psychopharmacological treatment. There is increasing recognition that patients with medical and psychiatric comorbidity have more functional impairment, disability days, emergency department use, rehospitalization, and other medical care costs than do those without such comorbidity. As a result, health care systems have been incentivized to develop new and innovative models of population-based care that integrate medical and psychiatric care in an effort to increase quality and prevention while decreasing use of expensive services such as emergency department visits and hospitalizations. The book is a valuable guide for clinicians across a range of specialties operating in this new, more demanding health care environment. The manual addresses critically important topics through the use of a variety of user-friendly features: Psychiatric drugs that have become available since the first edition, as well as all recent relevant randomized controlled trials, systematic reviews, and meta-analyses, are covered thoroughly. Each chapter addresses key differential diagnostic considerations and adverse neuropsychiatric side effects of disease-specific medications. Disease-specific pharmacokinetic principles in drug prescribing, including interactions between psychotropic drugs and disease-specific drugs, are also addressed. Key summary points pertaining to psychotropic prescribing in the specific medical disease(s) or specialty area covered are included at the end of each chapter, and a multitude of useful tables summarizing the most important information are provided as well. Chapters are heavily referenced with source information should readers wish to expand their knowledge in a specific area. The chapter authors were selected for their expertise in each area, then the text was edited for consistency, clarity, and maximum utility. Clinical Manual of Psychopharmacology in the Medically Ill is a rigorous and illuminating guide to this vital topic, and clinicians from a variety of specialties will find it indispensable.


The Book Clinical Manual of Addiction Psychopharmacology
The Author Henry R. Kranzler
The Publisher American Psychiatric Pub
Release Date2014-10-03
Genre Medical
Pages 463
ISBN 9781585625284
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Clinical Manual of Addiction Psychopharmacology is a comprehensive guide to the pharmacology of drugs of abuse and the medications used to treat dependence on those substances. This new, second edition provides a thorough update on a broad range of addictive substances, along with enhanced coverage in areas where significant advances have been made since publication of the first edition. Clinicians, including psychiatrists, psychiatric residents and fellows, and other mental health practitioners who encounter individuals with substance-related disorders in the course of their clinical work, will find the manual to be well-organized, exhaustively referenced, and current. The book is structured for ease of use and completeness of coverage, with an abundance of beneficial features: Material is presented in a systematic fashion, addressing epidemiology, pharmacology of the abused substance (including pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics), psychopharmacological treatments, and issues of dependence, tolerance, withdrawal, and abstinence. Both basic science and clinical dimensions are addressed, and these different perspectives, including pharmacotherapy and the psychosocial aspects of treatment, are integrated to allow clinicians a more holistic and effective treatment approach. Coverage of the pharmacology of drugs of abuse is thorough and reflects the latest research findings, providing a necessary background for understanding the clinical effects and treatment of dependence on these substances. Coverage of pharmacotherapy for dependence on these drugs is equally comprehensive, with meticulously detailed findings and evidence-based recommendations for the clinical care of patients dependent on a variety of substances. Tables are used strategically to present complex information in a logical and accessible way; for example, the table on management of alcohol withdrawal syndrome includes detailed information on the symptom-triggered approach, fixed dose schedules, and delirium in a condensed, yet easy-to-understand format. The book is well written and edited for clarity and accuracy by editors and contributors at the forefront of the psychopharmacology of addiction. As new drugs come into the market and old drugs find new applications, clinicians must stay current to provide the best care. Clinical Manual of Addiction Psychopharmacology helps them to do just that, offering both sound science and clinical wisdom to meet the complex challenges of treating individuals with substance-related disorders.


The Book Clinical Manual of Geriatric Psychopharmacology
The Author Sandra A. Jacobson
The Publisher American Psychiatric Pub
Release Date2014-02-12
Genre Medical
Pages 544
ISBN 9781585625338
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: In the 7 years since the first edition of Clinical Manual of Geriatric Psychopharmacology was published, dozens of new drugs have been released, and older medications have been marketed in different formulations. In addition, research on pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and mechanism of action, potential interactions, and other critical topics has proceeded apace, rendering much of the information in existing guides obsolete. This new volume is both comprehensive and completely up to date, offering information unavailable elsewhere. New drugs covered include asenapine, paliperidone, iloperidone, lurasidone, desvenlafaxine, vilazodone, long-acting trazodone, milnacipran, armodafinil, extended-release valproate, rotigotine transdermal, tetrabenazine, dextromethorphan, long-acting gabapentin, and transdermal buprenorphine. Each chapter has a standardized format, with topics including pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and mechanism of action, drug interactions, clinical use (which addresses choice of drug, alternative formulations/routes, pre-treatment evaluation, dose and dose titration, PRN use, monitoring treatment, drug levels, managing treatment resistance, switching drugs, duration of treatment, discontinuation, and overdose), adverse effects, and treatment of selected syndromes and disorders. Dozens of tables, boxes, and figures organize and present complex material, such as practice guidelines, in a straightforward manner that is easy to understand and apply, and the concise, bulleted text facilitates reading and comprehension in the clinical setting. "Specific Drug Summaries" -- one-page summaries of prescribing information for individual drugs -- provide fast access to critical information in a simple format. Designed for residents, fellows, and all clinicians in psychiatry and medicine who diagnose and treat psychiatric and neuropsychiatric conditions affecting geriatric patients, this clinical reference can be used across all treatment settings (inpatient, outpatient, day hospital, consultation, and nursing home). Meticulously referenced and grounded in the latest research, Clinical Manual of Geriatric Psychopharmacology, Second Edition, is the definitive guide to psychotropic use in elderly patients. Clinicians can rely confidently on its up-to-date coverage and authoritative counsel.


The Book Clinical Manual of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
The Author Robert L. Findling
The Publisher American Psychiatric Pub
Release Date2008
Genre Medical
Pages 473
ISBN 9781585622504
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Clinical Manual of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology is a succinct and practical guide, written by expert authorities with both clinical and research expertise, containing a wealth of both evidence-based and scientifically sound information. It enables practitioners to more effectively address commonly-seen disorders such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), gain new insight into high-profile problems like juvenile suicide, and become better informed regarding conditions, such as anxiety disorders, that frequently go undiagnosed and untreated only to result in life-long impairments. The text first reviews developmental aspects of pediatric psychopharmacology, explaining why children and adolescents don't always respond to psychopharmacological treatment the same way as adults, and exploring issues pertaining to the safety and efficacy of treatment. It also addresses specific chapters covering problems that practitioners find most vexing, from ADHD to pediatric major depressive disorder to juvenile-onset schizophrenia. It also discusses pharmacotherapy for youths who are primarily seen in general medical settings, covering such conditions as functional somatic syndromes and somatoform disorders, eating disorders, sleep disorders, elimination disorders, and delirium. Among the book's key features: • Reviews the use of both stimulant and nonstimulant agents for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, considering key aspects regarding the implementation and monitoring of patients.• Provides recommendations regarding pharmacological approaches to disruptive behavior disorders (DBDs), stressing an understanding of aggression across the DBD spectrum.• Considers potential benefits and risks of medications for anxiety disorders and assesses drug treatments within the context of psychotherapeutic interventions.• Covers the pharmacotherapy of bipolar disorders, focusing on both drug monotherapy trials and combination pharmacotherapeutic approaches.• Explores the use of atypical antipsychotics and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and other antidepressants for autism and other pervasive developmental disorders, with practical management approaches to these particularly vulnerable patients.• Outlines the diagnosis and treatment of tic disorders-including Tourette's syndrome-as well as the assessment of comorbid ADHD. Throughout the text, the contributors provide commentary regarding the clinical interpretability of existing literature to better enable clinicians to incorporate research results into their practice. Both scientifically sound and clinically rich, this manual is a boon to busy practitioners as well as an excellent resource for introductory courses in pediatric psychopharmacology.


The Book Anxiety Disorders
The Author Stephen M. Stahl
The Publisher Routledge
Release Date2013-02-11
Genre Medical
Pages 294
ISBN 9781136445880
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Drs. Stephen M. Stahl and Bret A. Moore have created an instant classic in Anxiety Disorders: A Guide for Integrating Psychopharmacology and Psychotherapy. Anxiety Disorders is a comprehensive reference for the psychiatry and psychology student, intern, or resident, early career psychiatrist or psychologist, and the busy clinician. It distills the most important information regarding combined treatments for anxiety and presents the material in an easily accessible, understandable, and readable format. Each chapter addresses a specific type of disorder: PTSD, panic, generalized anxiety, obsessive-compulsive and other disorders, and is authored by prominent clinicians with years of experience in providing integrated, individualized treatments. With its thorough exploration of psychopharmacological treatments, psychosocial treatments, and, crucially, the integration of the two, Anxiety Disorders is a text no 21st-century clinician or student can afford to be without.


The Book Clinical Manual of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology Third Edition
The Author Molly McVoy, M.D.
The Publisher American Psychiatric Pub
Release Date2017-03-15
Genre MEDICAL
Pages 545
ISBN 9781615370443
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The new, third edition of the Clinical Manual of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology has been thoroughly revised, yet its mission remains the same: to keep clinicians up-to-date on the latest research so that they can provide state-of-the-art care to their young patients. To this end, the book describes and explores those elements that are specific to pediatric psychopharmacology; this defines and positions the volume at the nexus of child and adolescent psychiatry, pediatrics, and pharmacology. A stellar roster of contributors addresses new treatments for youths with disruptive behavior disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, pervasive developmental disorders, and psychotic illnesses and tackles some of the most important emerging issues in the field. For example, advances in understanding the long-term treatment effects of medications in pediatric populations are thoroughly reviewed, including not only maintenance studies that consider the durability of efficacy but also clinical trials of greater duration designed to specifically evaluate long-term safety. In addition, recent studies of combination therapies are examined, helping clinicians better understand how to treat the complicated patients that arrive every day at a prescribing clinician's office. Finally, because research designs now include a broader base of patient populations to make the data more applicable to everyday clinical practice, the book focuses on head-to-head studies with multiple active comparators. The book offers clinicians comprehensive, accessible information and boasts a multitude of helpful features: * The book is organized by diagnosis instead of agent class. This makes it a true clinical desktop reference that allows clinicians to quickly and efficiently search treatment options and the evidence base on a case-by-case basis. DSM-5 criteria and information on comorbidities are also included.* The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Practice Parameters are integrated into the discussion, where applicable, in support of standard of care.* The book has been updated to include the latest research at the time of publication.* A new chapter has been added to address eating disorders, an area where psychopharmacological research that may apply to children and adolescents is now being pursued.* Useful features to help the reader understand and retain the material include clinical summary points, easy to read tables, and current and carefully vetted references. The Clinical Manual of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, Third Edition, is an indispensable guide to the substantive research that has been done in nearly every area of pediatric psychopharmacology, as well as the major improvements that have been made to the evidence-based practice of treating youths with psychiatric illness.


The Book Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology
The Author Joe P. Tupin
The Publisher Jason Aronson
Release Date1988
Genre Medical
Pages 486
ISBN UOM:39015013214427
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Clinical Psychopharmacology
The Author Gary Lawson
The Publisher Aspen Pub
Release Date1988
Genre Medical
Pages 375
ISBN UOM:39015015294351
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This guide to drugs and drug abuse for nonmedical psychotherapists off ers all the facts about psychopharmacology. Readers learn how therapeu tic drugs work, how drugs affect the body, what danger signals to watc h for, psychological problems that respond to drug therapy, potential problems of drugs and how to prevent dangerous polydrug use, how to ga in more cooperation from medical specialists, and how to monitor compl iance with medical treatment and ensure that clients get the best poss ible care.


The Book Scherprechter van de liefde
The Author Irvin D. Yalom
The Publisher Uitgeverij Balans
Release Date2012-03-09
Genre Psychology
Pages
ISBN 9789460034916
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Irvin D.Yalom is een van de beroemdste psychiaters ter wereld. Onder psychotherapeuten, psychologen en psychiaters verwierf hij brede bekendheid met zijn standaardwerk Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy (1975). Vijf jaar later verscheen zijn tweede standaardwerk, Existential Psychotherapy. Daarnaast publiceerde hij onder andere Therapie als geschenk en Tegen de zon in kijken. Hij schreef ook de succesvolle romans Nietzsches tranen (18de druk), De therapeut (11de druk) en De Schopenhauer-kuur (5de druk). Yalom woont en werkt in Californië.


The Book Handboek psychofarmacotherapie
The Author
The Publisher Academia Press
Release Date2003
Genre
Pages 676
ISBN 9038203969
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Psychopharmacology in Oncology and Palliative Care
The Author Luigi Grassi
The Publisher Springer
Release Date2014-07-17
Genre Medical
Pages 418
ISBN 9783642401343
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This practical manual presents the main drugs and protocols currently used in the psychopharmacological treatment of psychiatric disorders in cancer and palliative care settings and explores the principal issues involved in such treatment. Significant clinical challenges encountered in the psychopharmacological management of various psychiatric conditions are discussed, covering aspects such as side-effects and drug-drug interactions. Attention is also paid to the emerging theme of adjuvant use of psychotropic drugs for the treatment of symptoms or syndromes not primarily related to psychiatric disorders. In addition, practical suggestions are provided for dealing with special populations, including children and the elderly. The book is designed to be easy to read and to reference, with helpful concise tables and boxes. The authors include some of the most renowned clinicians working in the field of psycho-oncology.


The Book Clinical psychopharmacology for the busy practitioner
The Author Hugo Rosen
The Publisher Pearce Pub Inc
Release Date1993-06
Genre Medical
Pages 362
ISBN UOM:39015028486002
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Clinical Manual of Geriatric Psychiatry
The Author Mugdha E. Thakur
The Publisher American Psychiatric Pub
Release Date2014-10-03
Genre Medical
Pages 314
ISBN 9781585625277
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Clinical Manual of Geriatric Psychiatry provides the most current information on psychiatric diagnoses seen in older patients in a concise format. Each chapter is broken into easily understandable, increasingly focused sections, and contains an extensive array of tables, references, and suggested readings. Chapters include clinically relevant information and evidence-based treatments for a wide range of topics and disorders: The psychiatric interview of older adults, including history, family assessment, mental status examination, rating scales and standardized interviews, and effective communication techniques. Psychopharmacology, including information on antidepressants, psychostimulants, antipsychotic medications, mood stabilizers, anxiolytics and sedative-hypnotics, and cognitive enhancers. Diagnosis and treatment of delirium, dementia, mood disorders, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, sleep disorders, and substance use disorders, including coverage of definition, epidemiology, clinical features, risk factors, diagnosis and differential diagnosis, prevention and management, and treatment guidelines. Individual and group psychotherapy strategies, including individual and group-based cognitive-behavioral therapies, interpersonal psychotherapies, relaxation training, cognitive stimulation therapy, and behavioral therapies. Clinical psychiatry in the nursing home, with a focus on cognitive disorders and behavioral disturbances, depression, treatment progress in this setting, and relevant federal regulations. Written by experts in geriatric psychiatry, this clinical manual provides a much-needed "field guide" for the care of nursing home patients and older adults. Busy clinicians, as well as researchers, residents, fellows, clinical psychologists, and social workers, will find this compact volume to be of the utmost value, as will anyone seeking to update their knowledge of geriatric psychiatry.


The Book Het huis van God druk 1
The Author Samuel Shem (pseud. van Stephen Bergman.)
The Publisher
Release Date2009-10
Genre
Pages 320
ISBN 9058981649
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Een jonge arts in Boston wordt uiterst cynisch bij de behandeling van zieke demente bejaarden, die hij nauwelijks nog als mensen beschouwt.


The Book Clinical Psychopharmacology
The Author Paul F. Smith
The Publisher Routledge
Release Date2013-02-01
Genre Psychology
Pages 160
ISBN 9781134797936
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This volume provides a concise introduction to the physiological, biochemical, and behavioral issues surrounding drug interventions in the treatment of psychological and neurological disorders. It was written for the reader who does not have an extensive background in these subjects but would like an accurate, current, and succinct account of clinical psychopharmacology. Descriptions of the drugs used to treat psychological disorders such as anxiety, depression, and psychosis; and neurological disorders such as chronic pain, epilepsy, and Parkinson's disease constitute the major portions of this book. There is also coverage of drugs of abuse as well as issues specific to the problems of prescribing and monitoring drug treatment in pediatric and geriatric populations. To help avoid the possibility of brand name confusion, pharmacological names for drugs are used. A convenient table matches the generic names with lists of brand names available in the United States. As such, this volume will be a valuable guide for psychology and clinical psychology students as well as nurses and medical students.


The Book Handbook of Essential Psychopharmacology
The Author Ronald W. Pies
The Publisher Amer Psychiatric Pub
Release Date1998
Genre Psychology
Pages 416
ISBN UOM:39015045976126
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Because of continuous new developments in drug research and practice, psychopharmacology is a subject in constant change. As the number of published research and efficacy studies, theoretical papers, and case reports continues to increase, busy clinicians, residents, and teachers must struggle constantly to keep current with this explosion of information. Fortunately, there is a source that can help them learn and retain the basics of psychopharmacology. Loaded with many special features, the "Handbook of Essential Psychopharmacology" is both a handy clinical reference for experienced clinicians and an ideal teaching tool and manual for residents, especially those preparing for the psychiatry board examinations. This useful guide provides busy residents and clinicians with a quick, current, and accessible guide to basic facts about psychotropic drugs, including dosage, indications, and drug interactions. Each chapter summarizes information about one of the four major drug classes: antidepressants, antipsychotics, anxiolytics/sedative-hypnotics, and mood stabilizers. Each chapter provides a brief overview; a wealth of tables and graphs for quick clinical consultation; a unique question and answer section and clinical vignettes designed to test the reader's comprehension; and a comprehensive reference list. Packed with essential information and many useful charts and graphs, the "Handbook of Essential Psychopharmacology" is an essential starting point in psychopharmacology for residents and experienced clinicians alike.