The Evidence-Based Guide to Antidepressant Medications

The Evidence-Based Guide to Antidepressant Medications

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The second book in the Evidence-Based Guides series, The Evidence-Based Guide to Antidepressant Medications, provides a clear reference to the current knowledge and evidence base for the use of antidepressants among a variety of patients across a wide range of disorders. Chapters within this guide are authored by experts in their respective areas of practice, and synthesize a large amount of medical literature into a comprehensive, yet understandable, concise, reader-friendly guide. Each chapter covers both the FDA-approved and off-label use of antidepressant medications and the evidence base for their use. Each chapter also features useful tables pertaining to specific topics, such as summaries of uses and efficacy, and important clinical pearls of wisdom in the Key Clinical Concepts. Topics covered in chapters within this text include:  Use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, MAOIs, and tricyclic antidepressants in major depressive disorder, bipolar depression, psychotic depression, and treatment-resistant depression. Acute management of anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and specific phobias through antidepressant use. Use of antidepressant medication in medically ill patients, such as those with cardiovascular, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, renal, and endocrine diseases, as well as cancer, chronic pain, HIV, burns and hospital-based trauma. Developmental considerations necessary to keep in mind when prescribing antidepressants to children and adolescents, along with an outline of controlled studies and their special attention to safety. Medication management in geriatric patients, including antidepressant use among depressed elderly patients with dementia, stroke, or Parkinson's disease. Risks and benefits of prescribing antidepressants during pregnancy and lactation. Together, the authors have synthesized a large amount of medical literature into a comprehensive, yet understandable, concise, reader-friendly guide. The Evidence-Based Guide to Antidepressant Medications is a must-have reference for psychiatrists and other practicing clinicians, residents in training, psychiatric nurses, social workers and researchers.show more

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  • Paperback | 424 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 30.48mm | 635.03g
  • American Psychiatric Association Publishing
  • VA, United States
  • English
  • 2 Line drawings, unspecified; 48 Tables, unspecified
  • 1585624055
  • 9781585624058
  • 1,374,176

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" "The Evidence-Based Guide to Antidepressant Medications" contains outstanding work conducted by leading authorities in mood disorders. This guide provides a thorough review of the literature on what is known about antidepressants across psychiatric disorders, over the life span and in special populations. There are practical tables, figures, tips, recommendations, and references to help guide the clinician in the management of their patients. This book is very suitable for a wide audience ranging from medical students, residents, fellows, and clinical health professions."-- "Carlos A. Zarate, Jr., M.D., Chief Experimental Therapeutics & Pathophysiology Branch, Division Intramural Research Programs, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, Maryland"show more

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The second book in the Evidence-Based Guides series, The Evidence-Based Guide to Antidepressant Medications, provides a clear reference to the current knowledge and evidence base for the use of antidepressants among a variety of patients across a wide range of disorders. Today, in part due to the newer antidepressants, which have fewer side effects and less toxicity in overdose, many non--mental health professionals feel comfortable prescribing antidepressants. Antidepressants are prescribed for many patients in addition to those who have major depressive disorder, including patients with bipolar disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia, and personality disorders, as well as those with medical illnesses. In addition, antidepressants are increasingly being prescribed by clinicians for so-called off-label use -- to treat illnesses for which the medications do not have U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval -- making it more important than ever for practicing clinicians to understand the use of antidepressants among several special populations, including children and adolescents, the geriatric patient, and pregnant and lactating women. Chapters within this guide are authored by experts in their respective areas of practice. Together, they have synthesized a large amount of medical literature into a comprehensive, yet understandable, concise, reader-friendly guide that features useful tables pertaining to the efficacy of specific medications and summaries of important clinical pearls of wisdom that are summarized at the end of each chapter into Key Clinical Concepts. This text is a must-have reference for psychiatrists and other practicing clinicians, residents-in-training, psychiatric nurses, social workers, and researchers.show more

About Anthony J. Rothschild

Anthony J. Rothschild, M.D., is Irving S. and Betty Brudnick Endowed Chair and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and UMass Memorial Healthcare in Worcester, Massachusetts.show more

Table of contents

ContributorsAcknowledgmentsDisclaimerChapter 1. IntroductionChapter 2. Unipolar and Bipolar DepressionChapter 3. Anxiety DisordersChapter 4. Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective DisorderChapter 5. Personality DisordersChapter 6. Substance-Related DisordersChapter 7. Use of Antidepressants in Children and AdolescentsChapter 8. Use of Antidepressants in Geriatric PatientsChapter 9. Use of Antidepressants in Medically Ill PatientsChapter 10. Use of Antidepressants During Pregnancy and LactationChapter 11. Use of Antidepressants in Patients Receiving Nursing CareIndexshow more