Psychotropic Drugs and Women: Fast Facts
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Psychotropic Drugs and Women: Fast Facts

by Victoria Hendrick, Michael Gitlin, Michael J. Gitlin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393704211

ISBN-13: 9780393704211

Pub. Date: 04/01/2004

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

At a time when the use of psychotropic drugs is on the rise and the medical understanding of female physiology is becoming increasingly complex, the specific treatment needs of women seeking psychiatric or psychological care demand special attention. Designed as a practical day-to-day clinical practice guide, Psychotropic Drugs and Women provides information for

Overview

At a time when the use of psychotropic drugs is on the rise and the medical understanding of female physiology is becoming increasingly complex, the specific treatment needs of women seeking psychiatric or psychological care demand special attention. Designed as a practical day-to-day clinical practice guide, Psychotropic Drugs and Women provides information for the treatment of psychiatric disorders across the reproductive lives of women.
Whereas potential risks of medication exposure during pregnancy had once been the key consideration when prescribing psychotropic drugs, research has shown that throughout a woman's life there are other no-less-important risks and reactions unique to the female physiology. Inside this book, readers will find extended discussions of the medication of depressive disorders, bipolar disorders, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, and eating disorders. Key drug classes such as antidepressants, antipsychotics, anxiolytics, mood stabilizers, and stimulants are discussed throughout as they apply to these various disorders. There are also wide-ranging chapters addressing the general implications of female physiology on psychopharmacology as well as the female reproductive system and central nervous system. Bibliographies corresponding to each chapter point clinicians in the right direction when further research is required.
As with other volumes in Norton's 'Fast Facts' series, Psychotropic Drugs and Women: Fast Facts presents all the critical information pertaining to prescription, cross-indication, and side effects, often in easy-to-read tables and charts. This handy guide is essential reading for all physicians and mental health professionals.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393704211
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
04/01/2004
Series:
Fast Facts
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviationsxi
Prefacexiii
Acknowledgmentsxv
1.General Considerations in the Psychopharmacological Treatment of Women3
Introduction3
The Use of Psychiatric Medications for Women of All Ages6
The Use of Psychiatric Medications in Women of Reproductive Age7
General Principles for Use of Psychotropic Medications During Pregnancy9
General Principles for Use of Psychotropic Medications During Breast-Feeding14
The Use of Psychiatric Medications for Peri- and Postmenopausal Women17
The Use of Psychiatric Medications for Elderly Women18
2.Gender Differences in Psychopharmacology21
Introduction21
Gender Differences in Pharmacokinetics of Medications22
Gender Differences in Cytochrome P450 System23
Effect of Menstrual Cycle on Drug Metabolism24
Effect of Pregnancy on Drug Metabolism24
Effect of Menopausal Status on Drug Metabolism25
Drug Interactions25
3.Depressive Disorders31
Introduction31
Antidepressants35
Phases of Treatment48
Treatment Considerations for Women of Reproductive Age49
Treatment of Depression During Pregnancy50
Pharmacological Treatment of Postpartum Depression58
Use of Antidepressants During Breast-Feeding59
Treatment Considerations for Peri- and Postmenopausal Women62
Treatment Considerations for Elderly Women63
Treatment-Resistant Depression63
4.Bipolar Disorder71
Introduction71
Mood Stabilizers/Antimanic Agents73
Phases of Treatment90
Treatment Considerations for Women of Reproductive-Age92
Treatment of Bipolar Disorder During Pregnancy94
Treatment of Bipolar Disorder Following Delivery100
Use of Mood Stabilizers During Breast-Feeding101
Treatment Considerations for Peri- and Postmenopausal Women104
Treatment Considerations for Elderly Women104
Bipolar Depression105
5.Anxiety Disorders and Insomnia107
Introduction107
Pharmacological Treatment of Anxiety Disorders109
Treatment Considerations for Women of Reproductive Age122
Treatment of Anxiety Disorders During Pregnancy123
Treatment of Anxiety Disorders During Breast-Feeding125
Treatment Considerations for Peri- and Postmenopausal Women126
Treatment Considerations for Elderly Women126
Treatment of Insomnia126
6.Schizophrenia131
Introduction131
Antiposychotic Agents133
Phases of Treatment147
Treatment Considerations for Women of Reproductive Age148
Treatment of Schizophrenia During Pregnancy149
Treatment of Schizophrenia During Breast-Feeding153
Treatment Considerations for Peri- and Postmenopausal Women154
Treatment Considerations for Elderly Women155
Strategies for Treatment Resistance155
7.Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder157
Introduction157
Evaluation of Women Presenting with Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder158
Treatments for Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder160
8.Eating Disorders167
Introduction167
Treatment of Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa169
Pharmacological Treatments for Bulimia Nervosa and Binge-Eating Disorder170
Pharmacological Treatments for Anorexia Nervosa172
Treatment of Eating Disorders During Pregnancy173
Treatment of Eating Disorders Following Delivery174
9.Female Reproductive Hormones and the Central Nervous System177
Review of Female Endocrinology177
Hormone Supplementation180
Hormones and Mood182
Appendix 1.Drug Identification by Generic Name187
Appendix 2.Drug Identification by Brand Name191
Bibliography195
Index219

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