The Pharmacologic Basis of Psychotherapeutics: An Introduction for Psychologists / Edition 1

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Overview

First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Reviewer: Melissa E. Abraham, MS (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: This book is the first in a three-volume series of texts on psychopharmacology for psychologists and psychology students.
Purpose: It is designed to provide a complete introduction to how psychotropic medication affects behavior, cognition, learning, memory, and psychological health.
Audience: It is written specifically for psychologists and graduate psychology students who have little or no prior knowledge of pharmacotherapy. It is appropriate both for those interested in prescription privileges for psychologists as well as those who want to better understand the medications their patients are taking that have been prescribed by other clinicians.
Features: The material covers the basic principles of pharmacotherapy, including indications; dosage; abuse liability; adverse drug reactions and interactions; drug classification; and administration. There is essential information about specific patient populations, such as the elderly. The book features a glossary of useful terms and an appendix of associated adverse drug reactions for commonly prescribed psychotropic medications. There are numerous informative figures and tables that clearly illustrate concepts and provide information. The references are fairly current and useful, and the index is well-designed and easy to use.
Assessment: Excellent information on the basic principles of pharmacotherapy and psychotropic medication is provided, particularly in reference to adverse drug reactions. This text has been subjected to rigorous review by a number of experts who ensured terminology would be familiar to or clarified for psychologists. Much of the book is geared towards providing advanced, detailed information about physiology and metabolism related to pharmacotherapy, and thus provides knowledge that would be required for those who would prescribe medications. It is a clear and thorough primer for psychologists who are serious about learning psychopharmacology.
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Reviewer: Melissa E. Abraham, MS (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: This book is the first in a three-volume series of texts on psychopharmacology for psychologists and psychology students.
Purpose: It is designed to provide a complete introduction to how psychotropic medication affects behavior, cognition, learning, memory, and psychological health.
Audience: It is written specifically for psychologists and graduate psychology students who have little or no prior knowledge of pharmacotherapy. It is appropriate both for those interested in prescription privileges for psychologists as well as those who want to better understand the medications their patients are taking that have been prescribed by other clinicians.
Features: The material covers the basic principles of pharmacotherapy, including indications; dosage; abuse liability; adverse drug reactions and interactions; drug classification; and administration. There is essential information about specific patient populations, such as the elderly. The book features a glossary of useful terms and an appendix of associated adverse drug reactions for commonly prescribed psychotropic medications. There are numerous informative figures and tables that clearly illustrate concepts and provide information. The references are fairly current and useful, and the index is well-designed and easy to use.
Assessment: Excellent information on the basic principles of pharmacotherapy and psychotropic medication is provided, particularly in reference to adverse drug reactions. This text has been subjected to rigorous review by a number of experts who ensured terminology would be familiar to or clarified for psychologists. Much of the book is geared towards providing advanced, detailed information about physiology and metabolism related to pharmacotherapy, and thus provides knowledge that would be required for those who would prescribe medications. It is a clear and thorough primer for psychologists who are serious about learning psychopharmacology.
Melissa E. Abraham
This book is the first in a three-volume series of texts on psychopharmacology for psychologists and psychology students. It is designed to provide a complete introduction to how psychotropic medication affects behavior, cognition, learning, memory, and psychological health. It is written specifically for psychologists and graduate psychology students who have little or no prior knowledge of pharmacotherapy. It is appropriate both for those interested in prescription privileges for psychologists as well as those who want to better understand the medications their patients are taking that have been prescribed by other clinicians. The material covers the basic principles of pharmacotherapy, including indications; dosage; abuse liability; adverse drug reactions and interactions; drug classification; and administration. There is essential information about specific patient populations, such as the elderly. The book features a glossary of useful terms and an appendix of associated adverse drug reactions for commonly prescribed psychotropic medications. There are numerous informative figures and tables that clearly illustrate concepts and provide information. The references are fairly current and useful, and the index is well-designed and easy to use. Excellent information on the basic principles of pharmacotherapy and psychotropic medication is provided, particularly in reference to adverse drug reactions. This text has been subjected to rigorous review by a number of experts who ensured terminology would be familiar to or clarified for psychologists. Much of the book is geared towards providing advanced, detailed information about physiology and metabolism related to pharmacotherapy,and thus provides knowledge that would be required for those who would prescribe medications. It is a clear and thorough primer for psychologists who are serious about learning psychopharmacology.
Booknews
The first of a series of texts intended to provide pharmacologically correct references for psychologists begins with an introduction to the basic principles and concepts of pharmacotherapy. This is followed by specific chapters on the psychotropic drugs and their administration, adverse reactions, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, and drug interactions. Three appendices include one which lists commonly prescribed psychotropics together with associated ADRs and clinical comments. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560326779
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/28/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 350
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

The Waves of the Future: Times are Changing. Introduction to the Basic Principles of Pharmacology. The Psychotropics. Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics. Administration of Psychotropics. Adverse Drug Reactions. Drug Interactions. References. Appendix One: Abbreviations. Appendix Two: Glossary. Appendix Three: Commonly Used Psychotropics: Associated ADRs and Clinical Comments. Appendix Four: Major Clinically Significant Drug Interactions Involving the Psychotropics.

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