Essential Guide to Psychiatric Drugs / Edition 4
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Essential Guide to Psychiatric Drugs / Edition 4

by Jack M. Gorman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0312368798

ISBN-13: 9780312368791

Pub. Date: 12/10/2007

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

More than 150,000 copies in print, 4th Edition
GET THE FACTS. GET THE BEST TREATMENT. GET BETTER

The Essential Guide to Psychiatric Drugs has become a classic and indispensable resource for the layperson and professional alike. Informative, accessible, and easy to use, this newly revised and updated resource presents comprehensive information on the

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More than 150,000 copies in print, 4th Edition
GET THE FACTS. GET THE BEST TREATMENT. GET BETTER

The Essential Guide to Psychiatric Drugs has become a classic and indispensable resource for the layperson and professional alike. Informative, accessible, and easy to use, this newly revised and updated resource presents comprehensive information on the latest drugs and research, covering most adult mental health problems. It also includes balanced information on controversial topics like the risk of suicide from antidepressants and the risk of obesity and diabetes from antipsychotics.

This book will help people with psychiatric problems, as well as their concerned families and friends, to better understand when drug therapy should be considered, which drugs should be used, for how long, and what side effects are expected.

Includes the latest information on:

-Antidepressants

-Antipsychotics

-Side effects and withdrawal symptoms

-Specific usage, dosage duration, and efficacy

"This book…meets a critical need…for the millions of people for whom psychiatric drugs are so important." -Herbert Pardes, past President of the American Psychiatric Association.

Jack M. Gorman, M.D. has been involved in psychiatric research, teaching, and patient care for more than two decades. He has been Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University, the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and Harvard Medical School, and lectures frequently throughout the country. He is the author of The Essential Guide to Mental Health.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312368791
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
12/10/2007
Edition description:
Revised and Updated
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
306,598
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents


Tables     ix
Who Should Use This Book and How Should It Be Used?     xi
Acknowledgments     xiii
Introduction to the Fourth Edition     xv
Drug Directory     xix
Essential Information About Psychiatric Drugs
Be an Informed Consumer!     3
How Do I Know If I Need a Psychiatric Drug?     9
Psychotherapy, Drugs, or Both?     14
How Do I Get Psychiatric Drugs?     20
What Are Side Effects?     29
How Long Should I Take a Psychiatric Drug?     32
Psychiatric Drug Reference Guide
Drugs Used to Treat Depression     43
Drugs Used to Treat Anxiety     141
Drugs Used to Treat Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depression)     190
Drugs Used to Treat Schizophrenia     213
Sleeping Pills     273
Drugs Used to Treat Drug Abuse     304
Special Topics About Psychiatric Drugs
Treating the Violent Patient     329
Family, Environment, and Genetics     334
Weight Loss and Weight Gain     341
Sex and Psychiatric Drugs     348
Treating the Elderly     353
Psychiatric Drugs and Pregnancy     360
AIDS: Dealing with Psychiatric Problems     367
AdultAttention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder     373
Generic Versus Brand: What's in a Name?     377
Can We Trust Drug Companies?     383
How Psychiatric Drugs Work     389
A Final Note     399
Glossary of Terms     403
Suggestions for Further Reading     411
Index     415

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