ISBN-10:
1582550662
ISBN-13:
9781582550664
Pub. Date:
03/01/2001
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Professional's Handbook of Psychotropic Drugs / Edition 1

Professional's Handbook of Psychotropic Drugs / Edition 1

by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Eric Hollander, Springhouse

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781582550664
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date: 03/01/2001
Pages: 544
Product dimensions: 4.36(w) x 7.56(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Clinical Contributors and Consultantsiv
Foreword vi
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
5. Anticonvulsants 87
6. Antidepressants 143
7. Mood stabilizing drugs217
8. Antiparkinsonians 227
9. Antipsychotics269
10. Central nervous system stimulants 341
11. Drugs of treating alcoholism and substance abuse 371
12. Sedative-hypnotics 409
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 effects485
Resources 487
Index 489

Foreword

Excerpt from the Foreword:

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.

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