Psychiatric Drugs Explained

Psychiatric Drugs Explained

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780443074141
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 02/07/2005
Edition description: REV
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

est psychiatre, historien de la psychiatrie, chercheur en psychopharmacologie, et directeur au North Wales Department of Psychological Medicine, College of Médicine, Cardiff University, Bangor, Royaume-Uni. Il est internationalement connu pour ses recherches et écrits sur les psychotropes.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface to the Sixth Edition

Introduction

1 The Person on Treatment

Section 1 Management of the psychoses

2 The antipsychotics

3 Antipsychotic side effects and their management

References

Section 2 Management of depression

4 The antidepressants

5 Side effects of antidepressants

References

Section 3 Management of bipolar disorders

6 Management of acute bipolar disorder

7 Mood-stabilisers

References

Section 4 Stimulants & Drugs for children

8 Stimulants & Drugs for children

References

Section 5 Management of anxiety

8 The anxiety disorders

10 Benzodiazepine anxiolytics

11 Anxiolysis and the serotonin system

12 Beta-blockers and anxiety

References

Section 6 Management of sleep disorders and insomnia

13 Sleep disorders and insomnia

14 Non-pharmacological management of insomnia

15 Hypnotics

16 Sedatives

References

Section 7 Management of cognitive impairment

17 Cognitive enhancement and the dementias

18 Cognitive enhancement and neuroprotection

References

Section 8 Management of sexual difficulties

19 The range of sexual difficulties

20 Effects of drugs on aspects of sexual functioning

Appendix 20.1 Male sexual functioning questionnaire

Appendix 20.2 Female sexual functioning questionnaire

References

Section 9 Management of dependence and withdrawal

21 Dependence & Withdrawal

22 Dependence & Craving

23 Dependence & Protracted Withdrawal

References

Section 10 Consent, abuse and liability

24 Consent

25 Pharmacological abuse

References

Section 11 The marketing of tranquillity

26 The ethical industry

27 Evidence-biased care

28 Marketing & Risk

29 From healthcare to pharmageddon

References

Appendix: Mental health websites

Index

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