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

Essential Guide to Psychiatric Drugs / Edition 4

by Jack M. Gorman
     
 

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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312368791
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
12/10/2007
Edition description:
Revised and Updated
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
1,433,477
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables
Who Should Use This Book and How Should It Be Used?
Acknowledgments
Introduction to the Third Edition
Drug Directory
1Be an Informed Consumer!3
2How Do I Know If I Need a Psychiatric Drug?9
3Psychotherapy, Drugs, or Both?15
4How Do I Get Psychiatric Drugs?21
5What Are Side Effects?31
6How Long Should I Take a Psychiatric Drug?35
7Drugs Used to Treat Depression47
8Drugs Used to Treat Anxiety121
9Drugs Used to Treat Manic Depression (Bipolar Mood Disorder)173
10Drugs Used to Treat Schizophrenia197
11Sleeping Pills255
12Drugs Used to Treat Drug Abuse285
13Treating the Violent Patient307
14Family, Environment, and Genetics313
15Weight Loss and Weight Gain319
16Sex and Psychiatric Drugs327
17Treating the Elderly333
18Psychiatric Drugs and Pregnancy341
19AIDS: Dealing with Psychiatric Problems347
20Generic Versus Brand: What's in a Name?355
21How Psychiatric Drugs Work361
A Final Note371
Glossary of Terms375
Suggestions for Further Reading383
Index386

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