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Overview

Thoroughly updated for its Sixth Edition, Handbook of Psychiatric Drug Therapy is one of the most popular guides to the essential facts about all drugs used to treat anxiety, depression, bipolar disorders, psychotic disorders, substance abuse disorders, sleep disorders, dementia, and attention deficit disorder. Coverage of each drug includes mechanisms of action, indications, side effects, interactions, method of use, and caveats regarding special populations such as pregnant and elderly patients. The book gives specific prescribing recommendations—including dosage and duration of use—for individual drugs. Tables provide at-a-glance information and a disease-specific table of contents directs readers quickly to relevant drug chapters.

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Reviewer: Steve Paschos, MD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: Organized in a disease-specific manner, this drug therapy guide covers a vast array of clinical psychiatric diseases, presenting specific prescribing recommendations.
Purpose: This handbook is designed to provide not only accurate, evidence-based research, but also information based on clinical experience for the use of modern psychotherapeutic drugs. It is intended to be a practical book, organized in a disease specific manner. In the interest of brevity and practicality, older medications that are not in clinical use have been excluded.
Audience: This book is useful not only for psychiatrists, but also for primary care providers and other mental health care professionals. It is authored by four clinical instructors in psychiatry at three different institutions.
Features: This book is composed of 9 chapters, including a Disease-Specific Table of Contents. Chapter 1 is a review of the mainstay principles of psychotropic medication prescriptions. The remaining disease-specific chapters cover the treatment of psychotic disorders, depression, bipolar disorders, anxiety disorders, substance use and addictive disorders, sleep disorders, dementia, and ADHD. This practical clinical handbook provides specific prescribing recommendations that include dosage and duration of usage. Extensive tables present key findings on clinical evidence-based trials, indications for usage, efficacy, and side effects.
Assessment: This is an excellent handbook for psychotropic medication use with disease-specific recommendations for patients with mental disorders. The high-quality glossy paper prevents tearing. I have been using this guide in my year-long, full-time psychiatry continuity clinic and it has been quite helpful in deciding what treatment protocol to use in many complicated situations. This is an excellent and amazingly helpful handbook for use in clinical practice that incorporates practical and evidence-based medicine.
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Reviewer: Steve Paschos, MD(Rush University Medical Center)
Description: Organized in a disease-specific manner, this drug therapy guide covers a vast array of clinical psychiatric diseases, presenting specific prescribing recommendations.
Purpose: This handbook is designed to provide not only accurate, evidence-based research, but also information based on clinical experience for the use of modern psychotherapeutic drugs. It is intended to be a practical book, organized in a disease specific manner. In the interest of brevity and practicality, older medications that are not in clinical use have been excluded.
Audience: This book is useful not only for psychiatrists, but also for primary care providers and other mental health care professionals. It is authored by four clinical instructors in psychiatry at three different institutions.
Features: This book is composed of 9 chapters, including a Disease-Specific Table of Contents. Chapter 1 is a review of the mainstay principles of psychotropic medication prescriptions. The remaining disease-specific chapters cover the treatment of psychotic disorders, depression, bipolar disorders, anxiety disorders, substance use and addictive disorders, sleep disorders, dementia, and ADHD. This practical clinical handbook provides specific prescribing recommendations that include dosage and duration of usage. Extensive tables present key findings on clinical evidence-based trials, indications for usage, efficacy, and side effects.
Assessment: This is an excellent handbook for psychotropic medication use with disease-specific recommendations for patients with mental disorders. The high-quality glossy paper prevents tearing. I have been using this guide in my year-long, full-time psychiatry continuity clinic and it has been quite helpful in deciding what treatment protocol to use in many complicated situations. This is an excellent and amazingly helpful handbook for use in clinical practice that incorporates practical and evidence-based medicine.
From The Critics
Reviewer:Steve Paschos, MD(Rush University Medical Center)
Description:Organized in a disease-specific manner, this drug therapy guide covers a vast array of clinical psychiatric diseases, presenting specific prescribing recommendations.
Purpose:This handbook is designed to provide not only accurate, evidence-based research, but also information based on clinical experience for the use of modern psychotherapeutic drugs. It is intended to be a practical book, organized in a disease specific manner. In the interest of brevity and practicality, older medications that are not in clinical use have been excluded.
Audience:This book is useful not only for psychiatrists, but also for primary care providers and other mental health care professionals. It is authored by four clinical instructors in psychiatry at three different institutions.
Features:This book is composed of 9 chapters, including a Disease-Specific Table of Contents. Chapter 1 is a review of the mainstay principles of psychotropic medication prescriptions. The remaining disease-specific chapters cover the treatment of psychotic disorders, depression, bipolar disorders, anxiety disorders, substance use and addictive disorders, sleep disorders, dementia, and ADHD. This practical clinical handbook provides specific prescribing recommendations that include dosage and duration of usage. Extensive tables present key findings on clinical evidence-based trials, indications for usage, efficacy, and side effects.
Assessment:This is an excellent handbook for psychotropic medication use with disease-specific recommendations for patients with mental disorders. The high-quality glossy paper prevents tearing. I have been using this guide in my year-long, full-time psychiatry continuity clinic and it has been quite helpful in deciding what treatment protocol to use in many complicated situations. This is an excellent and amazingly helpful handbook for use in clinical practice that incorporates practical and evidence-based medicine.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781774864
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 8/1/2009
  • Series: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Handbook Series
  • Edition description: Sixth
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 718,574
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Psychiatric Drug Therapy

Drugs for the Treatment of Psychotic Disorders

Drugs for the Treatment of Depression

Drugs for the Treatment of Bipolar Disorders

Drugs for the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders

Drugs for the Treatment of Substance Abuse and Addictive Disorders

Drugs for the Treatment of Sleep Disorders

Drugs for the Treatment of Dementia

Drugs for the Treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder

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