Professional's Handbook of Psychotropic Drugs / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
This handbook is a comprehensive reference for the appropriate prescribing and management of drug therapy utilized in psychiatric conditions such as seizures, depression, Parkinson's disease, schizophrenia, psychosis, anxiety, mood disorders, and others. New drug developments challenge every health care professional's ability to keep clinically up to date with the abundance of information on psychotropic drugs. This authoritative drug handbook will provide current information about every drug used for all clinically approved psychiatric indications, including investigational and unlabeled uses. Each therapeutic class of psychotropic drugs is fully detailed in individual chapters following the introductory chapters on psychiatric disorders and assessments. These chapters provide easy comparisons of the efficacy, dosages, side effects profile, and special considerations of all the drugs within a therapeutic class. This is followed by the section of drug monographs organized alphabetically for quick reference.
|Publisher:||Lippincott Williams & Wilkins|
|Product dimensions:||4.36(w) x 7.56(h) x 0.70(d)|
Table of Contents
|Clinical Contributors and Consultants||iv|
|How to use this book||vii|
|A guide to abbreviations||x|
|PART 1. PRINCIPLES OF PSYCHOTROPIC DRUG USE|
|1. Understanding psychiatric disorders||3|
|2. Working with special populations||19|
|3. Managing overdose and withdrawal||33|
|PART 2. PSYCHOTROPIC DRUGS|
|4. Antianxiety drugs||49|
|7. Mood stabilizing drugs||217|
|10. Central nervous system stimulants||341|
|11. Drugs of treating alcoholism and substance abuse||371|
|13. Drugs for treating Alzheimer's disease and migraine headaches||453|
|PART 3. APPENDICES AND INDEX|
|Guidelines for monotoring selected psychotropic drugs||483|
|Herbs and dietary supplements used for psychotropic effects||485|
These days, professionals in virtually every subset of health care need a sound knowledge of psychotropic drugs and the principles of psychotropic therapy. That's because up to 40 percent of the patients in primary care practices have depression, anxiety, or other mental disorders.
Largely because of the influence of managed health care, a growing number of these patients receive drug treatment not from psychiatrists or other mental health professionals, but from family practice physicians, internists, and advanced practice nurses... Naturally, all such professionals must understand mental disorders and the drugs used to treat them.
Where do you get such an understanding? In part at least, you can get it from a book that combines broad coverage of psychiatric care with detailed, up-to-date coverage of the psychotropic drugs in use today. That's exactly what [this book] provides...
Eric Hollander, MD; Professor of Psychiatry; Director of Clinical Psychopharmacology; and Director of Compulsive, Impulsive, and Anxiety Disorders Program, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York.