Serotonin in Antipsychotic Treatment: Mechanisms and Clinical Practice

Serotonin in Antipsychotic Treatment: Mechanisms and Clinical Practice

by John M. Kane, H.-J. Moller, Frans Awouters
     
 

This single-source reference furnishes up-to-date examinations of schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders as well as the clinical effects and mechanisms of action of antipsychotic medications-highlighting the new generation of substances that act on 5HT2A receptors.

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This single-source reference furnishes up-to-date examinations of schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders as well as the clinical effects and mechanisms of action of antipsychotic medications-highlighting the new generation of substances that act on 5HT2A receptors.

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Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Michael Easton, MD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: This book focuses on the role of the serotonin system in the etiology of psychotic disorders and their treatment. It also extensively reviews the newer antipsychotic medication risperidol.
Purpose: The purpose is to describe the newer theories of psychosis, specifically focusing on the involvement the serotonin system. It also looks at newer medications developed based on these concepts.
Audience: This book is written for those interested in the neurobiology and neurophysiology of the serotonin system as it relates to psychosis. It also is geared to those interested in the clinical use of newer antipsychotic agents.
Features: The book has an appropriate number of illustrations, tables, and charts. It is well referenced, and the editors and authors are experts in their areas.
Assessment: This is a highly specialized and technical publication focusing on the serotonin system , its role in schizophrenia, and its role in the development of newer antipsychotic medications. It reviews a wide range of topics including the established dopamine theory of psychosis, serotonin's interactions with the dopamine system, its role in antipsychotic treatment and side effects, serotonin receptor subtypes, and its role in the presentation of negative symptoms of schizophrenia. Approximately one quarter of the book is devoted to the review of risperidol, a newer antipsychotic agent, whereas other such agents are briefly mentioned. Overall, it is a compendium of a wide variety of information on the serotonin system and its relationship to schizophrenia.
2 Stars from Doody
Michael Easton
This book focuses on the role of the serotonin system in the etiology of psychotic disorders and their treatment. It also extensively reviews the newer antipsychotic medication risperidol. The purpose is to describe the newer theories of psychosis, specifically focusing on the involvement the serotonin system. It also looks at newer medications developed based on these concepts. This book is written for those interested in the neurobiology and neurophysiology of the serotonin system as it relates to psychosis. It also is geared to those interested in the clinical use of newer antipsychotic agents. The book has an appropriate number of illustrations, tables, and charts. It is well referenced, and the editors and authors are experts in their areas. This is a highly specialized and technical publication focusing on the serotonin system , its role in schizophrenia, and its role in the development of newer antipsychotic medications. It reviews a wide range of topics including the established dopamine theory of psychosis, serotonin's interactions with the dopamine system, its role in antipsychotic treatment and side effects, serotonin receptor subtypes, and its role in the presentation of negative symptoms of schizophrenia. Approximately one quarter of the book is devoted to the review of risperidol, a newer antipsychotic agent, whereas other such agents are briefly mentioned. Overall, it is a compendium of a wide variety of information on the serotonin system and its relationship to schizophrenia.
Psychiatric Services
...a well-written and well-edited book. The authors are those who are doing the actual research, and they write with well-deserved authority...for those interested in the rationale of prescribing these medications to psychotic patients, this book will be a valuable reference.
Booknews
Forty-three contributors discussing the most relevant information available regarding the origins and treatment of schizophrenia through antipsychotic drugs. Because research in molecular biology has introduced some interesting alternatives to dopamine therapies, the merits of other antipsychotic drugs are examined including serotonin mechanisms but also ranging into various clinical developments with Risperidone, and comparative studies in Haloperidol. Other essays concentrate on issues in treatment such as negative side effects, and guidelines for use. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780824793029
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/17/1996
Series:
Medical Psychiatry Series, #3
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.75(d)

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