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1997 Spiralbound 3rd ed. New in new dust jacket. New... 504 p. Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology. Audience: General/trade.

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Compatible with DSM-IV, this manual provides concise and updated guidance in the selection and prescription of appropriate drug therapies for individual patients. It reviews all classes of psychiatric medications, including new drugs such as olanzapine, sertindole, gabapentin, mirtazapine, and venlafaxine. Updated information on side effects and dosages is included. Special chapters address the pharmacotherapy of chemical dependence and abuse and emergency room treatment, as well as treatment recommendations for children, mentally retarded people, elderly people, and other special patient groups.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Katherine A. Tracy
This third edition provides up-to-date information on drug therapies for psychiatric disorders to aid the clinician in making informed decisions regarding treatment selection as well as subsequent management. The authors present basic and practical information regarding psychiatric medications and provide current information regarding newer agents in a usable clinical guide. Information is derived from scientific literature and common clinical use. This is a useful manual for all practitioners of clinical psychopharmacology. In particular, it should be a valuable resource for medical students and psychiatric residents. Nurses and therapists who care for patients receiving psychotropic medications may also find it useful. An adequate number of tables and figures complement the text. References are current, but the text is sparsely referenced (as acknowledged by the authors). An extensive bibliography follows each chapter, and the appendixes include suggested reading lists for clinicians and for patients and their families. This third edition is a valuable, extremely readable resource for residents in training as well as those currently practicing psychopharmacology. Classes of psychotropic medications are reviewed, including recommendations on selection, dosing, and management of side effects. The authors will often highlight changes in treatment recommendations that have evolved since the earlier edition of 1991. Agents approved since the second edition are reviewed, such as nefazodone, venlafaxine, mirtazapine, risperidone, and olanzapine. Agents not yet approved or not approved for certain indications are also discussed, such as sertindole, quetiapine, gabapentin, andlamotragine. Chapters address varied topics: medicolegal issues, psychoeconomics, combination therapy, and special populations (pregnant women, children and adolescents, mentally retarded, geriatric , and others). This useful and practical reference replaces the earlier edition.
Updates the first edition of 1986 with added sections on new drugs, expanded sections on important agents, more detailed treatment strategies for various disorders and situations, and other updates with the latest information from the literature and the authors' clinical practice. Spiral binding. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
Doodys Health Sciences Book Review Journal
This third edition is a valuable, extremely readable resource for residents in training as well as those currently practicing psychopharmacology. Four stars
—Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal).
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Reviewer: Michael Joel Schrift, DO, MA (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This is the seventh edition of this obligatory manual for the practice of clinical psychopharmacology, which has greatly swelled since the first edition, with expanded coverage of the latest medications and indications for their use. Written and edited by giants in psychopharmacology, this manual remains a valuable resource for practicing psychiatrists as well as trainees.
Purpose: The purpose is to present "systematic, comprehensive, yet utterly accessible information and practical advice for applying psychotropic medications to the treatment of specific psychiatric conditions. Although largely evidenced-based, the book also draws upon the authors' (which is the real strength of this book!) clinical experience in discussing drug efficacy, dosing, side effects, and contraindications."
Audience: The targeted audience is psychiatry residents and practicing psychiatrists. Medical students, trainees in primary care residencies, and primary care physicians would find this helpful as well.
Features: Chapters cover the principles of psychopharmacology, diagnosis and classification, antidepressants, antipsychotic drugs, mood stabilizers, antianxiety agents, hypnotics, stimulants (which include amphetamine, atomoxetine, guanfacine, and other fast-acting agents, augmentation strategies, treatment in the emergency department, pharmacotherapy for drug abuse, and pharmacotherapy in special age groups or situations including children, the elderly, pregnancy, mental retardation, and in various medical conditions. Each chapter concludes with relevant and recent citations of the scientific literature. The manual of 720 pages (will not easily fit in your lab coat pocket!) also includes a bibliography, an appendix for the strength and cost of antidepressant and antipsychotic drugs, and a section of suggested readings.
Assessment: This remains an outstanding contribution to the practice of psychiatry and a must read for trainees in psychiatry. Although it doesn't have fancy diagrams compared to another well-known psychopharmacology book, it also doesn't have any obvious bias.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780880489218
  • Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/28/1997
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 477
  • Product dimensions: 6.52 (w) x 8.23 (h) x 1.34 (d)

Meet the Author

Alan F. Schatzberg, M.D., is Kenneth T. Norris, Jr., Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, California.

Charles DeBattista, D.M.H., M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Director of the Depression Clinic and Research Program, and Director of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, California.

American Psychiatric Publishing

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Table of Contents

1 General principles of psychopharmacological treatment 1
2 Diagnosis and classification 13
3 Antidepressants 33
4 Antipsychotic drugs 149
5 Mood stabilizers 237
6 Antianxiety agents 313
7 Hypnotics 369
8 Stimulants 401
9 Augmentation strategies for treatment-resistant disorders 423
10 Emergency room treatment 463
11 Pharmacotherapy for substance use disorders 481
12 Pharmacotherapy in special situations 511
13 Herbals and dietary supplements 573
App Strengths and costs of antidepressant and antipsychotic drugs 591
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