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Overview

The Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists has long been the definitive reference book for mental health clinicians and anyone else looking for clear, reliable information about the medical treatment of mental health issues. Thousands of therapists keep this invaluable book on their shelves to quickly reference drug facts for their clients.

Now in its sixth edition, this fully revised handbook has been updated with the results of the latest medical research. This new edition also includes quick-reference guides for each mental health disorder that indicate when you should consider referring a client for medical treatment.

This handbook makes it simple to:

  • Look up the indications, contraindications, efficacy, side effects, and success indicators for any psychopharmacological medication
  • Get the facts about drug interactions
  • Find out how medications affect adults, children, and adolescents differently
  • Learn how different cultures view medical treatment, vital information for anyone who treats clients from a variety of backgrounds
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“I’m a psychoanalyst and clinical psychologist, with no medical training, and I found Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists to be a compelling and stimulating read, as well as a welcome addition to my reference shelf. This text is coherent and user-friendly, and reading it is a surprisingly pleasurable way to expand your knowledge in an area of clinical treatment usually not made this accessible to nonmedical professionals.”
—Susan Flynn, Ph.D.

“I recommend the Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists to psychotherapists from various clinical trainings and diverse clinical orientations, as well as to nonpsychiatric physicians and their prescribing assistants. One of the most valuable elements of this text is the authors’ reminder to consider when and how medication can be appropriate to treatment, and how the clinician is an essential part of the psycho-medical treatment team."

“If you have only one reference book on your shelf addressing the interface between clinical treatment and psychopharmacology, this should be it.”
—Marvin B. Berman, Ph.D.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572246980
  • Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
  • Publication date: 2/2/2010
  • Series: Professional Series
  • Edition description: Revised & Updated
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 502,171
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

John D. Preston, Psy.D., ABPP, is professor emeritus at Alliant International University in Sacramento, CA, and has also served on the faculty of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. He has authored twenty books in the areas of psychotherapy, neurobiology, and psychopharmacology, and also is author of the “Drugs in Psychiatry” chapter of the Encyclopedia Americana. Preston is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and has lectured internationally.

John H. O’Neal, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist at Kaiser Sacramento Medical Center and assistant clinical professor in the department of psychiatry at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. He was in private practice for over twenty years and is past chief of the Department of Psychiatry at Sutter Community Hospitals in Sacramento, CA. O’Neal is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and lectures on depression and psychopharmacology to mental health professionals, self-help organizations, and the public.

Mary C. Talaga, R.Ph., Ph.D., is administrative services leader for Kaiser Permanente Pharmacy Operations, Northern California Region. She has been a pharmacist for over thirty years, with specialization in psychiatric pharmacy. Talaga has practiced in a variety of clinical settings and provides training and mentoring to health care professionals as well as general education to patients and consumers.

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Understanding psychopharmacology : the basics
1 Introduction 3
2 Integrated models 15
3 Neurobiology 27
4 Pharmacology 43
Pt. 2 Clinical syndromes : etiology, diagnosis, and treatment implications
5 Preliminary diagnostic considerations 57
6 Depressive disorders 69
7 Bipolar disorders 85
8 Anxiety disorders 97
9 Obsessive-compulsive disorder 113
10 Psychotic disorders 119
11 Post-traumatic stress disorder 129
12 Borderline personality disorders 137
13 Substance-related disorders 143
14 Other miscellaneous disorders 151
Pt. 3 Medications and pharmacologic treatment
15 Antidepressant medications 159
16 Mood stabilizers 177
17 Antianxiety medications 189
18 Antipsychotic medications 197
19 Over-the-counter products 207
20 Red flags : when to reevaluate 211
21 Child and adolescent psychopharmacology 219
Epilogue : on the horizon 239
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2010

    Outstanding reference

    Written to be used as a reference. Outstanding layout, very clear and easy to follow. Clearly written and good resource to better understand psychotropic drugs and how they are used.

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