Study Guide to Psychopharmacology: A Companion to The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychopharmacology, Fourth Edition / Edition 4

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Overview

Study Guide to Psychopharmacology is a question-and-answer companion that allows you to evaluate your mastery of the subject matter as you progress through The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychopharmacology, Fourth Edition. The Study Guide is made up of 368 questions divided into 67 individual quizzes of 5-10 questions each that correspond to chapters in the Textbook. Questions are followed by an Answer Guide that references relevant text (including the page number) in the Textbook to allow quick access to needed information. Each answer is accompanied by a discussion that not only addresses the correct response but also explains why other responses are not correct.

The Study Guide's companion, The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychopharmacology, has been updated to keep you current with the latest research and trends in the field. Covering both basic science and clinical practice, this new edition draws on the talents of 53 new contributors to guarantee fresh, authoritative perspectives on advances in psychiatric drug therapy.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Steven T. Herron, MD (University of Arizona Health Sciences Center)
Description: This study guide consists of between four and eight relatively brief summary questions that coincide with each chapter of the companion book, The American Psychiatric Press Textbook of Psychopharmacology, 4th edition (American Psychiatric Publishing, 2009).
Purpose: The editors state its purpose is to provide individuals who have purchased the textbook "an opportunity to evaluate their understanding of the material contained in the textbook."
Audience: The primary audience, therefore, are individuals who have purchased or are using the textbook. However, those studying for certification or recertification by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology also may find this guide useful for highlighting strengths and weaknesses in their own knowledge base.
Features: Though structured like many other study guides, this book has a few notable distinctions. First, though few in number, the questions for each chapter are challenging and an accurate representation of the types of questions one might expect on the actual board examination. Second, correct answers are presented in a separate section of the book, and while this is not revolutionary, the degree of explanation is significant and includes diagrams, charts, and tables to illustrate pertinent points. Third, incorrect answers are addressed so readers can more clearly appreciate why the remaining answers are not correct. Finally, many answers also contain current references for added clarification if required, and each answer lists a specific page in the textbook.
Assessment: The questions should be challenging for anyone, and the explanations are particularly useful for the audience likely to be using the study guide. It will undoubtedly benefit anyone wishing to assess their knowledge of psychopharmacology, and should serve as a useful resource for potential board examinees as they prepare for this comprehensive and challenging test.
From The Critics
Reviewer:Steven T. Herron, MD(University of Arizona Health Sciences Center)
Description:This study guide consists of between four and eight relatively brief summary questions that coincide with each chapter of the companion book, The American Psychiatric Press Textbook of Psychopharmacology, 4th edition (American Psychiatric Publishing, 2009).
Purpose:The editors state its purpose is to provide individuals who have purchased the textbook "an opportunity to evaluate their understanding of the material contained in the textbook.
Audience:The primary audience, therefore, are individuals who have purchased or are using the textbook. However, those studying for certification or recertification by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology also may find this guide useful for highlighting strengths and weaknesses in their own knowledge base.
Features:Though structured like many other study guides, this book has a few notable distinctions. First, though few in number, the questions for each chapter are challenging and an accurate representation of the types of questions one might expect on the actual board examination. Second, correct answers are presented in a separate section of the book, and while this is not revolutionary, the degree of explanation is significant and includes diagrams, charts, and tables to illustrate pertinent points. Third, incorrect answers are addressed so readers can more clearly appreciate why the remaining answers are not correct. Finally, many answers also contain current references for added clarification if required, and each answer lists a specific page in the textbook.
Assessment:The questions should be challenging for anyone, and the explanations are particularly useful for the audience likely to be using the study guide. It will undoubtedly benefit anyone wishing to assess their knowledge of psychopharmacology, and should serve as a useful resource for potential board examinees as they prepare for this comprehensive and challenging test.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585623549
  • Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/16/2009
  • Edition description: Study Guid
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 414
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert E. Hales, M.D., M.B.A., is the Joe P. Tupin Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., and Medical Director of the Sacramento County Mental Health Service in Sacramento, California.

Narriman C. Shahrokh is Chief Administrative Officer in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine in Sacramento, California.

Alan F. Schatzberg, M.D., is Kenneth T. Norris Jr. Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, California.

Charles B. Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D., is Reunette W. Harris Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Table of Contents

Preface. Questions. Neurotransmitters, receptors, signal transduction, and second messengers in psychiatric disorders. Basic principles of molecular biology and genomics. Genetics and genomics. Chemical neuroanatomy of the primate brain. Electrophysiology. Animal models. Psychoneuroendocrinology. Principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. Brain--immune system interactions: relevance to the pathophysiology and treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders. Brain imaging in psychopharmacology. Statistics, placebo response, and clinical trial design in psychopharmacology. Tricyclic and tetracyclic drugs. Fluoxetine. Sertraline. Paroxetine. Fluvoxamine. Citalopram and s-citalopram. Monoamine oxidase inhibitors. Trazodone and nefazodone. Bupropion. Mirtazapine. Venlafaxine and desvenlafaxine. Duloxetine and milnacipran. Benzodiazepines. Buspirone and gepirone. Putative new-generation antidepressants. Classic antipsychotic medications. Clozapine. Olanzapine. Quetiapine. Aripiprazole. Ziprasidone. Drugs to treat extrapyramidal side effects. Lithium. Valproate. Carbamazepine and oxcarbazepine. Gabapentin and pregabablin. Lamotrigine. Topiramate. Cognitive enhancers. Sedative-hypnotics. Psychostimulants and wakefulness-promoting agents. Electroconvulsive therapy. Neurobiology of mood disorders. Neurobiology of schizophrenia. Neurobiology of anxiety disorders. Neurobiology of Alzheimer's disease. Neurobiology of substance abuse and addiction. Neurobiology of eating disorders. Neurobiology of personality disorders. Neurobiology of childhood disorders. Treatment of depression. Treatment of bipolar disorder. Treatment of schizophrenia. Treatment of anxiety disorders. Treatment of agitation and aggression in the elderly. Treatment of substance-related disorders. Treatment of eating disorders. Treatment of insomnia. Treatment of personality disorders. Treatment of psychiatric emergencies. Treatment of childhood and adolescent disorders. Psychopharmacology during pregnancy and lactation. Treatment during late life. Treatment of chronic pain syndromes. Ethical considerations psychopharmacological treatment and research. Answers.

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