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The Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines in Psychiatry

The Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines in Psychiatry

by David Taylor
     
 

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The fully updated 12th edition of an essential reference for anyone responsible for prescribing drugs for patients with mental health disorders.

  • A well-respected and widely-used source of information on which drugs to prescribe, which side effects to look out for, how best to augment or switch drugs, and more
  • Provides concise reviews of

Overview

The fully updated 12th edition of an essential reference for anyone responsible for prescribing drugs for patients with mental health disorders.

  • A well-respected and widely-used source of information on which drugs to prescribe, which side effects to look out for, how best to augment or switch drugs, and more
  • Provides concise reviews of psychiatric disorders and relevant psychopharmacology, along with general guidance based on the data reviewed and current clinical practice
  • Includes specific guidance for schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and special populations such as children, the elderly and pregnant women
  • Each section features a full reference list so the evidence base can be checked quickly and easily

Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Daniel McCarthy, MD (Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services)
Description: These guidelines endeavor to give clinicians clear and concise advice on psychiatric medications. The previous edition was published in April 2012.
Purpose: This is designed as a clinical resource for information on prescribing psychiatric medications. It succinctly reviews current data and provides broad guidelines and recommendations on the use of these medications for specific psychiatric disorders. It is a reliable and quick reference that can help reinforce or reevaluate a treatment plan.
Audience: The intended audience is anyone prescribing psychiatric medications, with the focus on psychiatry residents and practitioners, although the book could be used by any clinician who cares for patients who are mentally ill. It meets the needs of its intended audience with a few caveats. It is a great guide for managing medications day to day. However, it is a concise and clinical book and thus more in-depth pharmacological information should be sought from the provided references or through other resources.
Features: The book is organized by psychiatric illness, with further subdivisions into the treatment options available, the evidence for the best supported options, side effects that can result, other special considerations for prescribing, and available alternative treatments. It also has succinct and practical information on the formulations, dosages, precautions, monitoring, and costs of the various treatments. A number of quite informative summary tables and flowcharts give easy to follow guidelines. The information is based on extensive literature review and on actual clinical practices. Each section also includes an extensive list of references so that readers can further review the information. The format lends itself to clinical use: i.e. seeing a patient, determining a diagnosis, and then considering treatment options. One drawback to the format is that information on some medications with utility in different illnesses is spread across chapters.
Assessment: This is a valuable book for clinicians caring for the mentally ill. It is succinct in its presentation and guidelines, but broad in its scope of coverage. It is easy to follow and easy to read. It also provides extensive references. This edition offers updated guidelines which incorporate prescribing information and data that has accumulated since the prior edition. Additionally, it has new and/or expanded areas such as plasma level monitoring and depot medications. All of these updates justify replacing the previous edition. Stahl's Essential Psychopharmacology: Prescriber's Guide, 5th edition, Stahl (Cambridge University Press, 2014), is comparable, but these two books have very different approaches. Maudsley is more clinically concerned with the "how" of these medications, while Stahl's is more pharmacologically oriented to the "why" of the medications; thus they complement each other. One caveat is that Stahl's is a British book, but the authors are aware of the book's use outside of the U.K. and thus cover a broad formulary. Overall, it offers evidence-based information in clear and concise guidelines which follow NICE prescribing guidelines.
From the Publisher
“This comprehensive guide presents clinicians with evidence-based information on prescribing psychotropic drugs for mental health … This book will help nurses to be confident, sensitive and informed when discussing medication with patients and relatives, exploring treatment options within their professional teams and liaising with allied health professionals.”  (Nursing Standard, 30 May 2012)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118323250
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/06/2012
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
680
File size:
6 MB

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Meet the Author

David Taylor is Chief Pharmacist at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, Professor of Psychopharmacology at King’s College London, and Pharmacy Lead for the UK Mental Health Research Network. The lead author of all editions of The Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines, Professor Taylor is the author of several other texts and editor of Therapeutic Advances in Psychopharmacology.

Carol Paton is Chief Pharmacist at Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, London: she is also joint Head of the Prescribing Observatory for Mental Health and an Honorary Research Fellow at Imperial College London.

Shitij Kapur is Professor of Schizophrenia, Imaging and Therapeutics and the Dean and Head of School at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London.

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