Essentials of Clinical Psychopharmacology

Essentials of Clinical Psychopharmacology

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This new edition of Essentials of Clinical Psychopharmacology is a synopsis and update of the most clinically relevant material from The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychopharmacology, Third Edition. The Essentials focuses on the aspects of psychopharmacology directly related to clinical care and will appeal to psychiatry residents, primary care physicians, and others interested in a concise tutorial on clinical psychopharmacology. The book is organized around two major sections of the Textbook. The first section, Classes of Psychiatric Treatments, presents information by classes of drugs and greatly expands on the first edition of the textbook by focusing whole chapters on single drugs in the antidepressant, antipsychotic, and bipolar categories. For each drug within a class, data are reviewed on preclinical and clinical pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, indications, dosages, side effects and toxicology, and drug-drug interactions. Included are data on currently available drugs in the United States and medications that will almost certainly become available in the near future. The second section, Psychopharmacological Treatment, provides specific information about drug selection and prescription and reviews state-of-the-art therapeutic approaches to the treatment of patients with major psychiatric disorders. Also reviewed are pharmacotherapeutic approaches for special populations, such as children and adolescents, medically ill patients, and the elderly. Chapters are devoted to pharmacotherapy in special situations, such as during pregnancy and lactation and in psychiatric emergencies. This section provides the reader with specific information about drug selection and prescribing practices. In addition to the clinical focus of the Essentials, the authors have provided new information based on more recent literature available since publication of the Textbook. Included are updates on the effectiveness and availability of specific drugs and therapeutic more

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  • Paperback | 899 pages
  • 180.34 x 251.46 x 45.72mm | 1,519.53g
  • American Psychiatric Association Publishing
  • American Psychiatric Press Inc.
  • VA, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • index
  • 1585622435
  • 9781585622436
  • 1,923,756

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"This is a very useful and easy to read update that clinicians can use in daily practice as a quick reference. While the textbook is recognized as one of the foremost references on psychopharmacology, this synopsis provides an excellent reference for day-to-day clinical care. It is an absolute must for anyone dealing with psychopharmacology."-- "Doody's Review Service", "June 2006" "Despite the wide range of authors, [ "Essentials of Clinical Psychopharmacology") is seamlessly presented with uniform. Each chapter presentation of a particular drug includes indications for applications to range of disorders, side effects, and drug interaction. The presentation of practical applications is well integrated into reporting the most recent research findings and the books first helps with understanding of the remainder of the book"-- "Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Conseling", "2006"show more

About Alan F. Schatzberg

Alan F. Schatzberg, M.D., is Kenneth T. Norris, Jr., Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, California. Alan F. Schatzberg, M.D., is Kenneth T. Norris, Jr., Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, more

Table of contents

Contributors. Introduction. Part I: Classes of Psychiatric Treatments: Animal and Human Pharmacology. Antidepressants and Anxiolytics. Tricyclics and tetracyclic drugs. Fluoxetine. Sertraline. Paroxetine. Fluvoxamine. Citalopram and S-citalopram. Monoamine oxidase inhibitors. Trazodone and nefazodone. Bupropion. Mirtazapine. Venlafaxine. Duloxetine and milnacipran. Benzodiazepines. Buspirone. Antipsychotics. Classic antipsychotic medications. Clozapine. Olanzapine. Quetiapine. Aripiprazole. Risperidone. Ziprasidone. Drugs to treat extrapyramidal side effects. Drugs for Treatment of Bipolar Disorder. Lithium. Valproate. Carbamazepine and oxcarbazepine. Gabapentin. Lamotrigine. Topiramate. Other Agents. Sedative-hypnotics. Psychostimulants in psychiatry: amphetamine, methylphenidate, and modafinil. Part II: Psychopharmacological Treatment. Treatment of depression. Treatment of bipolar disorder. Treatment of schizophrenia. Treatment of anxiety disorders. Treatment of noncognitive symptoms of dementia. Treatment of childhood and adolescent disorders. Treatment of substance-related disorders. Treatment of eating disorders. Treatment of agitation and aggression in the elderly. Treatment of personality disorders. Psychiatric emergencies. Treatment during late life. Psychopharmacology during pregnancy and lactation. Treatment of insomnia. more

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