Ethnicity and Psychopharmacology / Edition 1

Ethnicity and Psychopharmacology / Edition 1

by Pedro Ruiz, John M. Oldham, Michelle B. Riba
     
 

ISBN-10: 0880482745

ISBN-13: 9780880482745

Pub. Date: 06/28/2000

Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated

Ethnicity and Psychopharmacology addresses the most relevant theoretical and clinical aspects of ethnopsychopharmacology, with the aim of advancing this growing field well into the twenty-first century. Detailed are the pharmacogenetic, pharmacokinetic, and pharmacodynamic mechanisms involved in differing responses to drug treatment among various ethnic groups

Overview

Ethnicity and Psychopharmacology addresses the most relevant theoretical and clinical aspects of ethnopsychopharmacology, with the aim of advancing this growing field well into the twenty-first century. Detailed are the pharmacogenetic, pharmacokinetic, and pharmacodynamic mechanisms involved in differing responses to drug treatment among various ethnic groups living in the United States. Readers will learn an integrative approach in which ethnic and cultural diversity and biological diversity are taken into account and treatment is tailored to specific individual characteristics.

Dr. Ruiz's extensive research experience and years of leadership in public psychiatry along with his distinguished panel of contributors combine to make this book an authoritative resource. Psychiatric practitioners, educators, and investigators, as well as other mental health professionals, primary care physicians and medical students, will gain a better understanding of treating patients from different cultures.

American Psychiatric Publishing

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780880482745
Publisher:
American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/28/2000
Series:
Review of Psychiatry
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword. Psychopharmacotherapy in the context of culture and ethnicity. Issues in pharmacotherapy for African Americans. The Hispanic response to psychotropic medications. Ethnopsychopharmacology for Asians. Ethnopsychopharmacology in the public sector. Afterword. Index.

American Psychiatric Publishing

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