Clinical Manual of Geriatric Psychopharmacology

Clinical Manual of Geriatric Psychopharmacology

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In the 7 years since the first edition of Clinical Manual of Geriatric Psychopharmacology was published, dozens of new drugs have been released, and older medications have been marketed in different formulations. In addition, research on pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and mechanism of action, potential interactions, and other critical topics has proceeded apace, rendering much of the information in existing guides obsolete. This new volume is both comprehensive and completely up to date, offering information unavailable elsewhere.

New drugs covered include asenapine, paliperidone, iloperidone, lurasidone, desvenlafaxine, vilazodone, long-acting trazodone, milnacipran, armodafinil, extended-release valproate, rotigotine transdermal, tetrabenazine, dextromethorphan, long-acting gabapentin, and transdermal buprenorphine. Each chapter has a standardized format, with topics including pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and mechanism of action, drug interactions, clinical use (which addresses choice of drug, alternative formulations/routes, pre-treatment evaluation, dose and dose titration, PRN use, monitoring treatment, drug levels, managing treatment resistance, switching drugs, duration of treatment, discontinuation, and overdose), adverse effects, and treatment of selected syndromes and disorders. Dozens of tables, boxes, and figures organize and present complex material, such as practice guidelines, in a straightforward manner that is easy to understand and apply, and the concise, bulleted text facilitates reading and comprehension in the clinical setting. "Specific Drug Summaries" -- one-page summaries of prescribing information for individual drugs -- provide fast access to critical information in a simple format.

Designed for residents, fellows, and all clinicians in psychiatry and medicine who diagnose and treat psychiatric and neuropsychiatric conditions affecting geriatric patients, this clinical reference can be used across all treatment settings (inpatient, outpatient, day hospital, consultation, and nursing home). Meticulously referenced and grounded in the latest research, Clinical Manual of Geriatric Psychopharmacology, Second Edition, is the definitive guide to psychotropic use in elderly patients. Clinicians can rely confidently on its up-to-date coverage and authoritative counsel.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 544 pages
  • 138 x 208 x 26mm | 539.99g
  • VA, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 10 Line drawings, unspecified; 72 Tables, unspecified
  • 1585624543
  • 9781585624546
  • 759,779

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As the baby boomer generation has begun to reach retirement age, the need for specialized knowledge on geriatric psychopharmacology has grown. Clinical Manual of Geriatric Psychopharmacology, Second Edition, serves a vital need for an expanding patient population, offering specialized information not available elsewhere in a standardized, well-organized format that clinicians will find easy to use. Extensively updated from the first edition to reflect the large body of new literature, this edition covers all newly available drugs, new safety warnings, information about adverse effects, and efficacy for expanded or more limited indications. Information is presented as concise bulleted text, and key concepts are highlighted in boxes. This edition is compatible with the new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5(R)).

Understanding the complex pharmacological changes that occur with aging is critical for psychiatrists, psychiatric residents, and all health professionals who prescribe and/or monitor medications for geriatric patients. Clinical Manual of Geriatric Psychopharmacology, Second Edition, is comprehensive, current, and serves a critical need for the busy clinician.
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Table of contents

PrefaceChapter 1. Principles and Practice of Geriatric PsychopharmacologyChapter 2. AntipsychoticsChapter 3. AntidepressantsChapter 4. Mood StabilizersChapter 5. Anxiolytic and Sedative-Hypnotic MedicationsChapter 6. Treatment of Substance-Related DisordersChapter 7. Treatment of Movement DisordersChapter 8. Medications to Treat Neurocognitive DisordersChapter 9. Medications to Treat PainReferencesIndex
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About Sandra A. Jacobson

Sandra A. Jacobson, M.D., is a Research Associate Professor at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix and Research Physician at Banner Sun Health Research Institute in Sun City, AZ.
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