The Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists / Edition 7

The Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists / Edition 7

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by John D. Preston, John H. O'Neal, Mary C. Talaga
     
 

This seventh edition of The Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists includes the latest updates on medications for mental health disorders and their side effects along with a new chapter on the effects of withdrawing from medication. This essential guide to psychopharmacology has been adopted as a textbook at universities nationwide and is a

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This seventh edition of The Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists includes the latest updates on medications for mental health disorders and their side effects along with a new chapter on the effects of withdrawing from medication. This essential guide to psychopharmacology has been adopted as a textbook at universities nationwide and is a must-have resource for every therapist's library.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781608826643
Publisher:
New Harbinger Publications
Publication date:
02/02/2013
Edition description:
Seventh Edition
Pages:
376
Sales rank:
64,503
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

John D. Preston, PsyD, ABPP, is a licensed psychologist and the author or coauthor of twenty books. He is a professor of psychology at Alliant International University, and has also served on the faculty of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. He has lectured widely in the United States and abroad. He is the recipient of the Mental Health Association’s President’s Award for contributions to the mental health professions, and is a fellow of the American Psychological Association.

John H. O’Neal, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist who has been in private practice since 1977. He is past chief of the department of psychiatry at Sutter Community Hospital in Sacramento, CA. He is an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He lectures on depression and psychopharmacology to mental health professionals, employee assistance programs, and the public. Dr. O’Neal received his MS in clinical psychology from Harvard University.

Mary Talaga, RPh, PhD, is administrative services leader for Kaiser Permanente Pharmacy Operations in the Northern California region. She has been a pharmacist for more than thirty years, and specializes in psychiatric pharmacy. Talaga has extensive experience in health care and has practiced in a variety of clinical settings. She is particularly interested in promoting collaborative care models and developing best-practice guidelines. She provides training and mentoring to health care professionals and general education to patients and consumers.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 3

2 Integrated models 15

3 Neurobiology 29

4 Pharmacology 45

5 Preliminary diagnostic considerations 59

6 Depressive disorders 71

7 Bipolar disorders 89

8 Anxiety disorders 101

9 Obsessive-compulsive disorder 117

10 Psychotic disorders 123

11 Post-traumatic stress disorder 133

12 Borderline personality disorders 141

13 Substance-related disorders 147

14 Other miscellaneous disorders 155

15 Antidepressant medications 169

16 Bipolar medications 189

17 Antianxiety medications 201

18 Antipsychotic medications 209

19 Over-the-counter dietary supplements and herbal products 219

20 Red flags : when to reevaluate 223

21 Child and adolescent psychopharmacology 231

Epilogue On the horizon 251

App. A Pharmacokinetics 253

App. B Pharmacotherapy in special populations 259

App. C Psychotropic drug interactions 267

App. D Differentiating psychotropic side effects from psychiatric symptoms 283

App. E Neurocognitive mental status exam 287

App. F Trade versus generic drug names : a quick reference 291

App. G Medication safety 295

App. H Books for patients about medication treatment 299

App. I Patient information sheets on psychiatric medications 301

References 317

Index 333

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