The American Psychiatric Press Textbook of Psychopharmacology / Edition 1

The American Psychiatric Press Textbook of Psychopharmacology / Edition 1

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The American Psychiatric Press Textbook of Psychopharmacology / Edition 1

Covering both basic science and clinical practice, this new edition of the definitive psychopharmacology text called “remarkable and scholarly” by JAMA, “excellent” by American Journal of Psychiatry, and “a major achievement” by Psychiatric Times has been thoroughly updated and expanded to keep you current with the explosive growth in this burgeoning field.

In four major sections, The American Psychiatric Press Textbook of Psychopharmacology, Second Editioncovers:

  • Principles of Psychopharmacology—providing the necessary background in neurobiology and pharmacology
  • Classes of Psychiatric Treatment: Animal and Human Pharmacology—presenting information by classes of drugs
  • Clinical Psychobiology and Psychiatric Syndromes—reviewing the data on the biological underpinnings of specific disorders for a better understanding of current psychopharmacological approaches
  • Psychopharmacological Treatment—providing specific information about drug selection and their prescription

    Complete with a comprehensive and easy-to-use index, this new edition succeeds the first as the definitive textbook on psychopharmacology.

  • Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9780880483896
    Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.
    Publication date: 01/01/1995
    Edition description: First Edition
    Pages: 896
    Product dimensions: 8.82(w) x 11.29(h) x 2.03(d)

    Table of Contents


    Section I: Principles of Psychopharmacology. Introduction to neurotransmitters, receptors, signal transduction, and second messengers. Molecular biology. Biochemical anatomy: insights into the cell biology and pharmacology of the dopamine and serotonin system in the brain. Electrophysiology. Animal models of depression and schizophrenia. Animal models of anxiety disorders. Animal models of Alzheimer's disease. Principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. Neuroendocrine and immune system pathology in psychiatric disease.

    Section II: Classes of Psychiatric Treatments: Animal and Human Pharmacology. Antidepressants and Anxiolytics. Tricyclics and tetracyclics. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Monoamine oxidase inhibitors. Trazodone, nefazodone, bupropion, and mirtazapine. Benzodiazepines. Nonbenzodiazepine anxiolytics. Venlafaxine. Antipsychotics. Antipsychotic medications. Atypical antipsychotics. Treatment of extrapyramidal side effects. Drugs for Treatment of Bipolar Disorder. Lithium. Antiepileptic drugs. Calcium channel antagonists as novel agents for the treatment of bipolar disorder. Other Agents. Cognitive enhancers. Sedative-hypnotics. Stimulants in psychiatry. Electroconvulsive therapy.

    Section III: Clinical Psychobiology and Psychiatric Syndromes. Biology of mood disorders. Neurobiology of schizophrenia. Biology of anxiety disorders. Biology of Alzheimer's disease. Biology of psychoactive substance dependence disorders: cocaine, opiates, and ethanol. Biology of eating disorders. Biology of personality disorders.

    Section IV: Psychopharmacological Treatment.Treatment of depression. Treatment of bipolar disorder. Treatment of schizophrenia. Treatment of anxiety disorders. Treatment of noncognitive symptoms in Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Treatment of childhood and adolescent disorders. Treatment of substance-related disorders. Treatment of eating disorders. Treatment of agitation and aggression. Treatment of personality disorders. Treatment of psychiatric emergencies. Psychopharmacology in the medically ill patient. Geriatric psychopharmacology. Psychopharmacology during pregnancy and lactation. Treatment of insomnia. Appendix. Index.

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