Quick Reference for Psychopharmacology / Edition 1

Quick Reference for Psychopharmacology / Edition 1

by Elizabeth A. Rankin
     
 

This new quick reference provides up-to-date information on the psycho pharmacological agents used to treat and manage many psychiatric disorders. Using DSM-IV as its foundation and organizational basis, this book incorporates information on the mechanics of brain function, provides information on various disorders and the psycho pharmacological agents used to

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This new quick reference provides up-to-date information on the psycho pharmacological agents used to treat and manage many psychiatric disorders. Using DSM-IV as its foundation and organizational basis, this book incorporates information on the mechanics of brain function, provides information on various disorders and the psycho pharmacological agents used to treat these disorders, and includes chapters on special populations. This unique reference links NANDA nursing diagnoses to the DSM-IV diagnoses affording the nurse a more complete picture of the psychiatric disorders. Also includes over 100 psycho pharmacological drug monographs and a full-color insert depicting photos of the most commonly prescribed psycho-pharmacological drugs. (Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, Anti psychotic, antidepressant, mood stabilizers, anxiolytic, cognitive disorders, eating disorders, substance abuse and dependance, sleep disorders, depression, anti seizure, anticholinergic, extra pyramidal side effects, herbal preparations)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780766806313
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
5.32(w) x 8.26(h) x 1.22(d)

Table of Contents

UNIT 1 CLINICAL FOUNDATIONS: Introductory Information. Basic Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics and Neurological Basis for Psychopharmacology. Connections between DSM-IV Classifications and Psychopharmacology. UNIT 2 Antipsychotic Drugs Used in the Treatment of Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders. Antidepressant Drugs Used in the Treatment of Various Depressive Disorders. Mood Stabilizing Drugs Used in the Treatment of Mania and Bipolar Disorders. Anxiolytic Drugs Used in the Treatment of Anxiety and Related Disorders. Drugs Used in the Treatment of Cognitive Disorders. Drugs Used in Treatment of Eating Disorders. Drugs of Abuse and Related Pharmacological Treatment. UNIT 3 DRUGS USED TO TREAT MAJOR SIDE EFFECTS OF PSYCHOTROPICS AGENTS: Anti-seizure Drugs. Anticholenergic Drugs. Anti-Extrapramidal and Other Motor Side Effects Drugs. UNIT 4 DRUGS USED IN TREATMENT OF MENTAL CONDITIONS OF SPECIAL POPULATIONS: Drugs Used to Treat Children and Adolescents with Mental Conditions. Drugs Used to Treat the Elderly with Mental Conditions. UNIT 5 DRUG PROFILES: Appendices A-E. Index.

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