Atypical Antipsychotics: From Bench to Bedside

Atypical Antipsychotics: From Bench to Bedside

by John C. Csernansky, Csernansky C. Csernansky
     
 

More than 20 seasoned professionals present cutting-edge information on the basic and clinical science of atypical antipsychotics. Showcasing the latest studies in the field, this reference unveils recent breakthroughs in the use of atypical antipsychotics for the treatment of a variety of patient populations-tracking developments in the management of patients with

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More than 20 seasoned professionals present cutting-edge information on the basic and clinical science of atypical antipsychotics. Showcasing the latest studies in the field, this reference unveils recent breakthroughs in the use of atypical antipsychotics for the treatment of a variety of patient populations-tracking developments in the management of patients with schizophrenia and affective psychotic disorders, as well as therapeutic regimens for children and adolescents.

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Description: This is an acceptable introduction to the basic science and clinical utilization of atypical antipsychotic agents. Its concise, well-organized chapters present an up-to-date review of current knowledge on relevant issues in this area. The editors and contributors have the requisite backgrounds to write authoritatively on this subject.
Purpose: This publication arrives at an opportune time to assess the progress of psychopharmacotherapy of psychotic and other disorders since the reintroduction of clozapine. Overall, the book generally provides a good discussion of the development and use of atypical antipsychotics.
Audience:
Features: Written with the nonresearcher in mind, the book will be a helpful resource for medical students, residents, and clinical practitioners working with these agents.
Assessment: The book features discussions of basic pharmacology, including excellent reviews on mechanism of action, neurophysiological effects, and the role of animal models in the development of antipsychotics. Critical issues regarding the clinical efficacy of these agents for various disorders, as well as their safety and tolerability, are also addressed. While the book is generally clear and informative, some of the chapters attempt to cover too much material in an abbreviated form (e.g., chapters 9 and 12). The few illustrations and general layout are serviceable, but not exceptional.
3 Stars from Doody

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780824754129
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/28/2004
Series:
Medical Psychiatry Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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