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Prescribing Mental Health Medication: The Practitioner's Guide / Edition 2

Prescribing Mental Health Medication: The Practitioner's Guide / Edition 2

by Christopher M. Doran
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ISBN-13: 9780415536097
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/25/2013
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 584
Sales rank: 956,527
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Christopher M. Doran MD is a Psychiatrist and a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, USA. He has taught the principles and practice of psychotropic medication prescription around the globe to practitioners of all disciplines.

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Need for This Book 1. General Principles of Medication Management 2. Myths and truths about Mental Health Medication Part 2: Medication Management Start to Finish 3. The Initial Prescriptive Interview 4. Helping a Patient Decide to Try Medication 5. Starting Medication 6. Follow-up Appointments and Strategies 7. Medication, Psychotherapy and Adjunctive Therapies 8. Stopping Medication 9. The Long-term Patient Part 3: Medicating Special Populations 10. Using Medication with Children and Adolescents 11. Pregnancy and Psychotropics: Rewards and Risks 12. Prescribing Psychotropics for Older Patients 13. Medication of Problems Sleep 14. Alcohol, Recreational Drugs and Psychotropic Medication 15. The Confused and Cognitively Impaired Patient – Medication Pitfalls 16. Inattention and Hyperactivity: ADHD and Stimulants Part 4: Medication Dilemmas and Their Clinical Management 17. Psychotropic Medications and Side Effects 18. Danger Zones – Areas of Risk with Psychotropics 19. Medication Allergies Part 5: Competent Clinical Practice 20. Misuse of Medication – Taking too much and Taking too little 21. "Difficult" Medication Patients and How to Treat them 22. Prescription Writing and Record Keeping 23. Serum Blood Levels Psychotropics 24. Generic Medications 25. The Prescriber and the Telephone – Mainstay and Millstone 26. The Digital Prescriber 27. The Pharmacist, the Pharmaceutical Industry and the Clinician 28. Preparing an Office for Mental Health Prescribing 29. The Way Forward

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