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Psychopharmacology: Straight Talk on Mental Health Medications, Third Edition / Edition 3

Psychopharmacology: Straight Talk on Mental Health Medications, Third Edition / Edition 3

by Joseph Wegmann


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781559570213
Publisher: PESI Publishing & Media
Publication date: 07/01/2015
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 250
Sales rank: 422,580
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Joe Wegmann, R.Ph., LCSW is a renowned expert in the field of medication management, with more than 30 years hands-on experience in psychopharmacology and counseling. He is an in-demand national psychopharmacology speaker; has served as a clinical director of pharmacy services at a major metropolitan area hospital; a regional director of hospital services for Premier Healthcare Corporation; and an adjunct professor of psychopharmacology in the graduate school of social work at Southern University of New Orleans. Dr. Wegmann intains an active psychotherapy practice specializing in the treatment of depression and anxiety.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Bigger Picture and What's Inside xiii

Section 1 Getting Started With The Client

Chapter 1 The DSM; Medical Model; Neurobiology 3

Chapter 2 The First Visits with the Client 13

Section 2 Clinical Syndromes

Chapter 3 Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Spectrum Disorders 21

Chapter 4 Depression 27

Chapter 5 Bipolar Disorder 33

Chapter 6 The Many Manifestations of Anxiety 43

Section 3 Treatment

Chapter 7 Antipsychotics 55

Dosage Range Chart-Antipsychotic Medications 66

Chapter 8 Antidepressants 67

Dosage Range Chart-Antidepressants 86

Chapter 9 Treatment-Resistant Depression 87

Chapter 10 Other Treatment Paths for Managing Depression 95

Chapter 11 Mood-Stabilizing Agents 107

Dosage Range Chart-Mood Stabilizers, Anticonvulsants 118

Chapter 12 Antianxiety Medications, Sleep Agents: Dosage Range Chart-Antianxiety Medications, Sleep Agents 133

Chapter 13 Anxiety and Insomnia: Treatment Beyond Medication 135

Section 4 Specific Populations, ADHD, Herbals & Supplements, Solving Medication Challenges

Chapter 14 Specific Population Groups 147

Chapter 15 Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder 163

Dosage Range Chart-Medications for ADDIADHD 173

Chapter 16 Herbals and Supplements 175

Chapter 17 Solving Medication Challenges 183

Chapter 18 Psychopharmacology Going Forward 193


Appendix I Making a Medication Referral 197

Appendix II Frequently Asked Questions 201

Appendix III Medication Noncompliance and How Healthcare Professionals Can Help 209

Appendix IV Are All Drugs Created Equal? Brand Name vs. Generic Medications 213

Appendix V The Placebo Effect 215

Appendix VI Tapering and Discontinuing Psychotropic Medication 217

Appendix VII Pharmacogenetic Testing in Psychiatry 221

Appendix VIII Master Drug Chart 223

Resources 227

Resources Websites 233

Index 235

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