Psychotropic Drug Handbook

Psychotropic Drug Handbook 9780781762731
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Publication Date: Mar 7, 2006
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Edition: Eighth
ISBN/ISSN: 9780781762731
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Description

This succinct handbook provides students and practitioners with clinically relevant psychotropic drug information. The Eighth Edition is designed as a reference text that also teaches by delivering informative narrative text under standard headlines with references. Its focus goes beyond drug information to cover pharmacotherapy applications.

The book provides detailed, well-referenced, evidence-based information on a wide range of psychotropic drugs, including mood stabilizers, antidepressants, and antianxiety agents. This edition has new chapters on pediatric and geriatric psychopharmacotherapy; new content on antipsychotics, hypnotics, medications used in treating alcoholism and substance dependence, and electroconvulsive therapy; and new algorithms, appendices, and tables.

Features

--Eighth Edition is designed as a reference text that also teaches by delivering informative narrative text under standard headlines with references
--Focus goes beyond drug information to cover pharmacotherapy applications
--Detailed, well-referenced, evidence-based information on a wide range of psychotropic drugs, including mood stabilizers, antidepressants, and antianxiety agents
--Up-to-date references encourage further study and allow students to cite original research that substantiates and supports their choices and recommendations
--New chapters focus on pediatric and geriatric psychopharmacotherapy
--New content on antipsychotics, hypnotics, medications used in treating alcoholism and substance dependence, and electroconvulsive therapy
--New algorithms, appendices, and tables illuminate important content and assist in making the handbook more visually appealing
--Most chapters are divided into the following sections:
  • Indications
  • Efficacy
  • Mechanism of Action
  • Dosage
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Adverse Effects
  • Rational Prescribing

About the Author(s)



  • Barry Liskow MD
  • Professor and Vice-Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS

  • C. L DeVane PharmD, BCPP, FCCP
  • Professor and Vice-Chair for Research, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

Specs

  • Edition: Eighth
  • Product Format: Spiralbound
  • ISBN: 9780781762731
  • Trim Size: 5 x 8
  • Pages: 736
  • Pub Date: Mar 7, 2006
  • Weight: 1.0

Table of contents

Antipsychotics

Antidepressants

Mood Stabilizers

Anxiolytics and Hypnotics

Psychotropic Drug Treatment of Alcohol and Drug Dependence

Drug Interactions

Management of Withdrawal

Electroconvulsive Therapy

Pharmacotherapy of Childhood and Adolescent Psychiatric Disorders

Geriatric Psychopharmacotherapy