The Evidence-Based Guide to Antipsychotic Medications

The Evidence-Based Guide to Antipsychotic Medications

by Anthony J. Rothschild
     
 

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The Evidence-Based Guide to Antipsychotic Medications is designed to provide both clinicians and residents with focused, comprehensive, and clinically relevant information regarding the use of antipsychotic medications to treat a broad range of psychiatric conditions -- from mood and anxiety disorders to substance abuse, personality disorders, and schizophrenia.

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The Evidence-Based Guide to Antipsychotic Medications is designed to provide both clinicians and residents with focused, comprehensive, and clinically relevant information regarding the use of antipsychotic medications to treat a broad range of psychiatric conditions -- from mood and anxiety disorders to substance abuse, personality disorders, and schizophrenia.

The volume editor is a renowned psychiatrist and author with more than 25 years of experience in both clinical and research settings diagnosing and treating patients with mood and psychotic disorders. In addition, each of the volume's 13 contributors is an expert with many years of clinical experience to draw on.The book is down-to-earth and reader-friendly and is structured for maximal utility in both coverage and format: • Key Clinical Points cap each chapter, synthesizing and summarizing the knowledge you can take away, and serving both as a refresher for those using the book as a reference and as a study aid to master the material.• Both FDA-approved and off-label use of antipsychotic medications are addressed, reflecting the reality of clinical practice on the front lines.• Use of antipsychotic medications in both the pediatric and geriatric populations, a potentially controversial subject, is addressed in a nonsensational, straight-forward manner.• The Appendixes provide a wealth of information in tabular format, including drug tables (names, strengths, formulations, pharmacokinetics, and dosing); advice on initiating and monitoring antipsychotic medications; common side effects and their management; and special considerations for use during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

The Evidence-Based Guide to Antipsychotic Medications is the first in a new series that strives to take evidence-based psychiatry from gold standard to standard practice. Scientifically up-to-date and rigorous, yet accessible and easy to understand, this volume stands alone as an indispensable resource on the topic.

American Psychiatric Publishing

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Reviewer: Steve Paschos, MD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: This guide to antipsychotic medications examines their use for different groups of disorders as well as in three separate, special classes of patients: children/adolescents, the elderly, and the medically ill.
Purpose: It is an evidence-based guide to antipsychotic medications that includes FDA-approved and off-label uses, examining both first- and second-generation antipsychotics along with the evidence that supports or does not support their use.
Audience: This will be useful for psychiatrists, family and general practitioners, internists, neurologists, nurses, psychologists, social workers, and advanced students.
Features: Each chapter includes key clinical points for the various subcategories of each disorder group, with easy to read tables and bulleted summaries as well as helpful narratives. Nine appendixes provide clinically useful information in tables that are easy to read and easy to reference.
Assessment: This is a good, practical, evidence-based clinical approach to the use of antipsychotic medications for a variety of disorders and in special populations. The pages are of high quality paper that resists tearing and makes annotation easy. The tables and bullet-point summaries are very useful in comprehending the material. I appreciated the appendixes, which are a useful review of some key core points in the usage of antipsychotics. This is a good evidence-based guide that any clinician can pick up and use - and it is reasonably priced.
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This book is an excellent resource for clinicians treating patients withpsychiatric disorders. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Graduate students through professionals/practitioners.
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This book is an excellent resource for clinicians treating patients withpsychiatric disorders. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Graduate students through professionals/practitioners.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585623662
Publisher:
American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/29/2009
Pages:
391
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Anthony J. Rothschild, M.D., is Irving S. and Betty Brudnick Endowed Chair and Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at University of Massachusetts Medical School and UMass Memorial Healthcare in Worcester, Massachusetts.

American Psychiatric Publishing

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