Essentials of Clinical Psychopharmacology

Essentials of Clinical Psychopharmacology

by Alan F. Schatzberg
     
 

This new edition of Essentials of Clinical Psychopharmacology is a synopsis and update of the most clinically relevant material from The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychopharmacology, Third Edition. The Essentials focuses on the aspects of psychopharmacology directly related to clinical care and will appeal to psychiatry residents, primary care

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This new edition of Essentials of Clinical Psychopharmacology is a synopsis and update of the most clinically relevant material from The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychopharmacology, Third Edition. The Essentials focuses on the aspects of psychopharmacology directly related to clinical care and will appeal to psychiatry residents, primary care physicians, and others interested in a concise tutorial on clinical psychopharmacology.

The book is organized around two major sections of the Textbook. The first section, Classes of Psychiatric Treatments, presents information by classes of drugs and greatly expands on the first edition of the textbook by focusing whole chapters on single drugs in the antidepressant, antipsychotic, and bipolar categories. For each drug within a class, data are reviewed on preclinical and clinical pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, indications, dosages, side effects and toxicology, and drug-drug interactions. Included are data on currently available drugs in the United States and medications that will almost certainly become available in the near future.

The second section, Psychopharmacological Treatment, provides specific information about drug selection and prescription and reviews state-of-the-art therapeutic approaches to the treatment of patients with major psychiatric disorders. Also reviewed are pharmacotherapeutic approaches for special populations, such as children and adolescents, medically ill patients, and the elderly. Chapters are devoted to pharmacotherapy in special situations, such as during pregnancy and lactation and in psychiatric emergencies. This section provides the reader with specific information about drug selection and prescribing practices.

In addition to the clinical focus of the Essentials, the authors have provided new information based on more recent literature available since publication of the Textbook. Included are updates on the effectiveness and availability of specific drugs and therapeutic approaches.

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A synopsis and update of the most clinically relevant material from , second edition, intended as a quick reference or concise tutorial for psychiatry residents, primary care physicians, and other clinicians. The first section presents information on drugs by classes of drugs, the second reviews state-of-the-art therapeutic approaches to treating patients with major psychiatric disorders. Updates are also included on the effectiveness and availability of specific drugs since the second edition of the , for which no date is noted. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Reviewer: Raj Tummala, MD(Wyeth Pharmaceuticals)
Description: Essentials of Clinical Psychopharmacology, Second Edition, by Drs. Alan Schatzberg and Nemeroff is the updated synopsis of The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychopharmacology, Third Edition. The book is an easy to read comprehensive reference on the clinical aspects of psychopharmacology.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a comprehensive, easy to find reference on clinical psychopharmacology based on class as well as disorders.
Audience: It is targeted towards anyone dealing with clinical psychopharmacology including students, residents, clinicians, and psychopharmacologists.
Features: The second edition of the Essentials of Clinical Psychopharmacology is a comprehensive reference on clinical psychopharmacology based both on class of drugs and psychiatric disorders. Each chapter is authored by the most prominent names in the respective area. New to the current edition is the breakdown of the antidepressant and antipsychotic classes into individual chapters designated for each drug. Also new are sections on ECT and the newer antipsychotic and antidepressants. Each chapter is presented in a consistent format starting with the history, pharmacokinetics, indication and drug interactions. Information is augmented in easy to read graphs, charts and tables. The second section is disease based and has revisions to the previous edition. Of special interest are the sections on personality disorders, late life disorders and treatment during pregnancy and lactation. While most of the information is evidence based, the mix of personal experience sets this book apart from the rest. The authors address difficult situations and give practical information on overcoming these situations that we all see in clinical settings. The authors take into account the variance that we see in the patient populations and advise based on this.
Assessment: This is a very useful and easy to read update that clinicians can use in daily practice as a quick reference. While the textbook is recognized as one of the foremost references on psychopharmacology, this synopsis provides an excellent reference for day-to-day clinical care. It is an absolute must for anyone dealing with psychopharmacology.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585620173
Publisher:
American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
04/01/1901
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
800
Product dimensions:
7.18(w) x 9.94(h) x 1.58(d)

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