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Polypharmacy in Psychiatry

Polypharmacy in Psychiatry

by S. Nassir Ghaemi
     
 

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This practical reference examines the advantages and disadvantages of polypharmacy in psychiatry, and provides up-to-date clinical guidelines on the appropriate use of combinations of pharmacological therapy in major psychiatric disorders-including multidisciplinary approaches to treatment, such as social work and psychopharmacology, and an examination of the

Overview

This practical reference examines the advantages and disadvantages of polypharmacy in psychiatry, and provides up-to-date clinical guidelines on the appropriate use of combinations of pharmacological therapy in major psychiatric disorders-including multidisciplinary approaches to treatment, such as social work and psychopharmacology, and an examination of the psychotherapeutic and historical aspects of polypharmacy.

Consolidates all available and current material on polypharmacy and psychiatry into one comprehensive volume.

Polypharmacy in Psychiatry discusses therapy of

  • schizophrenia and the use of atypical antipsychotic agents
  • anxiety disorders
  • post-traumatic stress disorder and the roles of serotonin, opioids, and glutamate
  • bipolar disorder and the use of novel anticonvulsants
  • clinical depression and the use of thyroid hormone and lithium augmentation, serotonin reuptake inhibitors, and neuroleptic agents
  • psychiatric disorders in children, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, tic disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, and conduct disorders
  • the medically ill psychiatric patient
  • the elderly
    Polypharmacy in Psychiatry also discusses
  • the use of alternative and herbal medications
  • psychosocial aspects of polypharmacy
  • the psychology of polypharmacy
  • cultural components of polypharmacy
  • historical background
    Featuring more than 700 works cited, this invaluable reference is essential reading for psychiatrists; psychopharmacologists; behavioral neurologists; psychiatric nurse practitioners; social workers; clinical psychologists and other psychotherapists; and upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in these disciplines.
  • Editorial Reviews

    Though using multiple drugs has long been controversial in medicine as a whole, it has been gaining popularity in psychiatry. Researchers, instructors, and practitioners in the field, mostly from Boston-area hospitals, offer a broad view of the practice, from the historical roots of conventional medicine's antipathy, to the psychopharmacological revolution and the rebirth of polypharmacy in psychiatry. Briefly the story is that in the 19th century, practitioners of all sorts would prescribe drugs profligately without much scientific foundation and usually to little effect. Psychiatry missed the reaction against the practice because it had been led away from physical explanations of mental disease by Freud, and so comes again to polypharmacy without a history of opposition. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780203909027
    Publisher:
    CRC Press
    Publication date:
    05/06/2002
    Sold by:
    Barnes & Noble
    Format:
    NOOK Book
    Pages:
    368
    File size:
    2 MB

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