Adverse Effects of Psychotropic Drugs

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Contents are arranged in sections on general issues; side effect profiles of specific drugs; neuromuscular, cardiovascular, convulsive, and endocrine effects; and special populations--children and the aged. A full appreciation of potential adverse effects is vital to clinical practice, and these contributions discuss effects ranging from minor nuisances to potentially fatal reactions. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780898628852
  • Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/9/1992
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 511
  • Product dimensions: 10.33 (w) x 7.36 (h) x 1.29 (d)

Table of Contents

I General Issues
1 Postmarketing Surveillance of Adverse Drug Effects 3
2 Adverse Psychotropic Drug-Drug Interactions 13
3 Abuse Liability of Prescribed Psychotropic Drugs 77
4 Premarketing Safety Evaluation of New Drugs 85
5 The Role of Informed Consent in Psychopharmacology 97
II Side Effect Profiles of Psychotropic Drugs
Behavioral Effects
6 Behavioral Side Effects Associated with Antidepressants and Lithium 111
7 Behavioral Effects of Neuroleptics 128
8 Behavioral Side Effects of Benzodiazepines 139
9 Adverse Behavioral Effects of Psychostimulants 153
Neuromuscular Effects
10 Neuromuscular Effects of Antidepressants and Lithium 165
11 Neuroleptic-Induced Parkinsonism 175
12 Neuromuscular Effects of Neuroleptics: Dystonia 189
13 Neuromuscular Effects of Neuroleptics: Akathisia 201
14 Assessment of Neuroleptic-Induced Extrapyramidal Symptoms 218
15 Tardive Dyskinesia 235
16 Mechanisms of Neuroleptic-Induced Extrapyramidal Side Effects 246
17 Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome 266
Cardiovascular Effects
18 Cardiovascular Effects of Heterocyclic Antidepressants 287
19 Cardiovascular Effects of Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitor Antidepressants and Lithium 298
Convulsive Effects
20 Psychotropic Drugs and Seizures 321
Endocrine Effects
21 Endocrine, Metabolic, and Nutritional Effects of Psychotropic Drugs 341
22 Reproductive and Sexual Adverse Effects of Psychotropic Drugs 356
23 Hematologic Reactions Associated with Psychotropic Drugs 376
24 Effects of Neuroleptics on the Immune System 395
25 Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Effects of Psychotropic Drugs 408
26 Genitourinary System Effects of Psychotropic Drugs 431
III Special Populations
27 Adverse Reactions to Psychotropic Drugs in Geriatric Patients 447
28 Stimulant Side Effects in Children 470
Index 497
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