The Prescriber's Guide / Edition 4

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Now established as the indispensable formulary in psychopharmacology, this latest edition of the Prescriber's Guide has been completely revised and updated to reflect the most current practice in the use of psychotropic drugs. Easy to navigate and easy to use, the Prescriber's Guide combines evidence-based information with clinically informed guidance to support clinicians in making the most effective prescribing decisions for the good of their patients. With coverage of twelve brand-new drugs – including antidepressants, antipsychotics, hypnotics, nonstimulants for ADHD, and medical foods – and incorporating information on the newest indications, new formulations, new recommendations, and new safety data, this edition continues to provide the essential practical support required by anyone prescribing in the field of mental health.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Michael Easton, MD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: This update of a guide to over 100 psychiatric drugs used here and abroad has been completely revised to reflect the most current practice.
Purpose: It is intended to integrate clinical practice with the science of psychopharmacology to provide practical information on how to use psychotropic medications in clinical practice. It is not meant as a comprehensive reference, but as a guide to essential facts for daily clinical use.
Audience: This is an exceptional resource for clinicians who prescribe psychiatric drugs. The unique way this book relays the information makes it useful to prescribers and nonprescribers. It also can be useful to educators in this area.
Features: This book covers numerous aspects of each drug: therapeutics, covering most brand names in major countries, the class of drug, its uses, FDA approvals, and how they work; side effects, covering the most common side effects, the mechanism of action behind them, and how to treat them; dosing and use, looking at ranges of dosing, long term use, pharmacokinetics, drug interactions, and how to dose various agents; special populations, the issues in patients with certain medical problems as well as the elderly, children, adolescents, use during pregnancy and during breast feeding, and the art of psychopharmacology, where the author gives his opinions on the advantages or disadvantages of a drug as well as his clinical pearls.
Assessment: This is a practical, easy-to-read and book for clinicians at all levels who prescribe psychotropic medications. Dr. Stahl's unique way of transmitting information makes this book extremely useful for physicians, residents, and medical students in understanding the use of a wide variety of psychiatric medications. Even seasoned psychopharmacologists will find this helpful as a quick review of agents they may not be as familiar with or to use as an exceptional teaching tool.
From the Publisher
"An excellent quick reference guide for psychotropic medications … The Prescriber’s Guide is a valuable tool that provides practical support for all clinicians."
Mental Health Clinician
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521173643
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 5/31/2011
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 726
  • Sales rank: 271,634
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen M. Stahl is Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego and Honorary Visiting Senior Fellow at the University of Cambridge, UK. He has conducted numerous research projects awarded by the National Institute of Mental Health, the Veteran's Administration and the pharmaceutical industry. He is the author of the market-leading textbook Essential Psychopharmacology, third edition, as well as more than 450 other articles and chapters. Dr Stahl is an internationally recognized clinician, researcher and teacher in psychiatry and psychopharmacology.

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Table of Contents

1. Acamprosate; 2. Agomelatine; 3. Alprazolam; 4. Amisulpride; 5. Amitriptyline; 6. Amoxapine; 7. Amphetamine (d); 8. Amphetamine (d,l); 9. Aripiprazole; 10. Armadafinil; 11. Asenapine; 12. Atomoxetine; 13. Bupropion; 14. Buspirone; 15. Caprylidene; 16. Carbamazepine; 17. Chlordiazepoxide; 18. Chlorpromazine; 19. Citalopram; 20. Clomipramine; 21. Clonazepam; 22. Clonidine; 23. Clorazepate; 24. Clozapine; 25. Cyamemazine; 26. Desipramine; 27. Desvenlafaxine; 28. Diazepam; 29. Donepezil; 30. Dothiepin; 31. Doxepin; 32. Duloxetine; 33. Escitalopram; 34. Estazolam; 35. Eszopiclone; 36. Flumazenil; 37. Flunitrazepam; 38. Fluoxetine; 39. Fluphenthixol; 40. Fluphenazine; 41. Flurazepam; 42. Fluvoxamine; 43. Gabapentin; 44. Galantamine; 45. Guanfacine; 46. Haloperidol; 47. Hydroxyzine; 48. I-methylfolate; 49. Iloperidone; 50. Imipramine; 51. Isocarboxazid; 52. Lamotrigine; 53. Levetiracetam; 54. Lisdexamfetamine; 55. Lithium; 56. Lofepramine; 57. Loflazeptate; 58. Lorazepam; 59. Loxapine; 60. Lurasidone; 61. Mainserin; 62. Maprotiline; 63. Memantine; 64. Mesoridazine; 65. Methylphenidate (d); 66. Midazolam; 67. Milnacipran; 68. Mirtazapine; 69. Moclobemide; 70. Modafinil; 71. Molindone; 72. Naltrexone; 73. Nefazodone; 74. Nortriptyline; 75. Olanzapine; 76. Oxazepam; 77. Oxcarbazepine; 78. Paliperidone; 79. Paroxetine; 80. Perospirone; 81. Perphenazine; 82. Phenelzine; 83. Pimozide; 84. Pipothiazine; 85. Pregabalin; 86. Protriptyline; 87. Quazepam; 88. Quetiapine; 89. Ramelteon; 90. Reboxetine; 91. Risperidone; 92. Rivastigmine; 93. Selegiline; 94. Sertindole; 95. Sertraline; 96. Sodium Oxybate; 97. Sulpiride; 98. Temazepam; 99. Thioridazine; 100. Thiothixene; 101. Tiagabine; 102. Tianeptine; 103. Topiramate; 104. Tranylcypromide; 105. Trazodone; 106. Triazolam; 107. Trifluoperazine; 108. Trimipramine; 109. Valproate; 110. Varenicline; 111. Venlafaxine; 112. Zalepron; 113. Ziprasidone; 114. Zolpidem; 115. Zonisamide; 116. Zopiclone; 117. Zotepine; 118. Zuclopenthixol.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Knowledge is Power

    A great tool for the everyday psych doctor

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    Posted December 6, 2011

    Haven't read them, yet.

    Relax reading.

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