Clinical Manual of Psychopharmacology in the Medically Ill

Clinical Manual of Psychopharmacology in the Medically Ill

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The new edition of Clinical Manual of Psychopharmacology in the Medically Ill continues the legacy and builds on the success of the first edition by offering a thoroughly up-to-date, comprehensive, and practical guide to the prescription of psychotropic medications in patients with medical illness. The book addresses the prevalence of psychiatric illness in patients with serious medical illness, the complications that may arise, and the implications for psychopharmacological treatment. There is increasing recognition that patients with medical and psychiatric comorbidity have more functional impairment, disability days, emergency department use, rehospitalization, and other medical care costs than do those without such comorbidity. As a result, health care systems have been incentivized to develop new and innovative models of population-based care that integrate medical and psychiatric care in an effort to increase quality and prevention while decreasing use of expensive services such as emergency department visits and hospitalizations. The book is a valuable guide for clinicians across a range of specialties operating in this new, more demanding health care environment. The manual addresses critically important topics through the use of a variety of user-friendly features:  Psychiatric drugs that have become available since the first edition, as well as all recent relevant randomized controlled trials, systematic reviews, and meta-analyses, are covered thoroughly. Each chapter addresses key differential diagnostic considerations and adverse neuropsychiatric side effects of disease-specific medications. Disease-specific pharmacokinetic principles in drug prescribing, including interactions between psychotropic drugs and disease-specific drugs, are also addressed. Key summary points pertaining to psychotropic prescribing in the specific medical disease(s) or specialty area covered are included at the end of each chapter, and a multitude of useful tables summarizing the most important information are provided as well. Chapters are heavily referenced with source information should readers wish to expand their knowledge in a specific area. The chapter authors were selected for their expertise in each area, then the text was edited for consistency, clarity, and maximum utility. Clinical Manual of Psychopharmacology in the Medically Ill is a rigorous and illuminating guide to this vital topic, and clinicians from a variety of specialties will find it indispensable.show more

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  • Paperback | 864 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 29mm | 857g
  • American Psychiatric Association Publishing
  • VA, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 4 Figures; 68 Tables, unspecified
  • 1585625019
  • 9781585625017
  • 386,922

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Clinical Manual of Psychopharmacology in the Medically Ill is an authoritative guide to the principles and practice of prescribing psychotropic medication to psychiatrically and medically ill patients. Thoroughly updated to include coverage of newly released medical and psychiatric drugs and relevant research conducted in the interval since the first edition, this new edition retains the structure and features that made the first edition so successful. In two well-organized sections designed to be read serially, the manual addresses fundamental background information for prescribing psychotropic drugs across medical disease states, followed by psychopharmacological treatment in specific organ system diseases and relevant subspecialty areas. The manual is designed to be useful to clinicians practicing in a broad range of specialties, including psychosomatic medicine specialists, advance practice nurses, the general psychiatrist whose patient with schizophrenia develops liver disease, and the primary care provider prescribing an antidepressant to a patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Written in an accessible and pragmatic style, Clinical Manual of Psychopharmacology in the Medically Ill is a core text and reference for many fellowship programs approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and prepares clinicians to provide safe and effective care to their patients with mental illness.show more

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Clinical Manual of Psychopharmacology in the Medically Ill is an authoritative guide to the principles and practice of prescribing psychotropic medication to psychiatrically and medically ill patients. Thoroughly updated to include coverage of newly released medical and psychiatric drugs and relevant research conducted in the interval since the first edition, this new edition retains the structure and features that made the first edition so successful. In two well-organized sections designed to be read serially, the manual addresses fundamental background information for prescribing psychotropic drugs across medical disease states, followed by psychopharmacological treatment in specific organ system diseases and relevant subspecialty areas. The manual is designed to be useful to clinicians practicing in a broad range of specialties, including psychosomatic medicine specialists, advance practice nurses, the general psychiatrist whose patient with schizophrenia develops liver disease, and the primary care provider prescribing an antidepressant to a patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Written in an accessible and pragmatic style, Clinical Manual of Psychopharmacology in the Medically Ill is a core text and reference for many fellowship programs approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and prepares clinicians to provide safe and effective care to their patients with mental illness.show more

About James L. Levenson

James L. Levenson, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine, and Surgery and Vice-Chair for Clinical Services in the Department of Psychiatry at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond, Virginia.Stephen J. Ferrando, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at Westchester Medical Center Health Network of New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York.show more

Table of contents

ContributorsDedicationAcknowledgmentsIntroductionPart I: General PrinciplesChapter 1. Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, and Principles of Drug-Drug InteractionsChapter 2. Severe Drug ReactionsChapter 3. Alternative Routes of Drug AdministrationPart II: Psychopharmacology in Organ System Disorders and Specialty AreasChapter 4. Gastrointestinal Disorders Chapter 5. Renal and Urological DisordersChapter 6. Cardiovascular DisordersChapter 7. Respiratory DisordersChapter 8. OncologyChapter 9. Central Nervous System DisordersChapter 10. Endocrine and Metabolic DisordersChapter 11. Obstetrics and GynecologyChapter 12. Infectious DiseasesChapter 13. Dermatological DisordersChapter 14. Rheumatological DisordersChapter 15. Surgery and Critical CareChapter 16. Organ TransplantationChapter 17. Pain ManagementChapter 18. Substance Use DisordersIndexshow more