Concise Guide to Psychopharmacology

Concise Guide to Psychopharmacology

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Definitive pocket reference that covers the safe and effective use of psychotropic medications, such as antidepressants, antipsychotics, and more

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  • Paperback | 260 pages
  • 109.22 x 162.56 x 12.7mm | 204.12g
  • American Psychiatric Association Publishing
  • VA, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 28 Tables, unspecified
  • 1585622559
  • 9781585622559

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"Drs. Marangell and Martinez have masterfully updated their 2002 "Concise Guide to Psychopharmacology". This compact gem of a book should be stuffed into the pockets of all medical students and residents and placed on the desks of every practicing clinician. The second edition is comprehensive in scope but easily navigated and clearly reader-friendly."-- "Michael F. Myers, M.D., Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada"show more

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The definitive pocket reference for convenient everyday use. This invaluable clinical companion begins with an overview of the general principles relevant for the safe and effective use of psychotropic medications. Subsequent chapters present clinically relevant information about the major classes of psychotropic medications and the disorders for which they are prescribed. Each section contains concise information on mechanisms of action, clinical use, contraindications, risks and side effects, drug interactions, dosing strategies, and monitoring guidelines, including frequent pearls for clinical use. Packed with practical information that is easy to access via detailed tables and charts, this pocket-sized volume (it literally fits into a lab coat or jacket pocket) is designed to be immediately useful for students, residents, and clinicians working in a variety of treatment settings, such as inpatient psychiatry units, outpatient clinics, consultation-liaison services, and private more

About Lauren B. Marangell

Lauren B. Marangell, M.D., is the Brown Foundation Chair of the Psychopharmacology of Mood Disorders, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, and Director of Mood Disorders Research in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.James M. Martinez, M.D., is Associate Director of the Mood Disorders Program and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, more

Table of contents

About the AuthorsIntroduction to the Concise Guides SeriesAcknowledgmentsChapter 1. General PrinciplesChapter 2. AntidepressantsChapter 3. Anxiolytics, Sedatives, and HypnoticsChapter 4. AntipsychoticsChapter 5. Mood StabilizersChapter 6. StimulantsChapter 7. Cognitive EnhancersAppendix: Trade/Brand Names of Common Psychiatric DrugsIndexshow more