Handbook of Essential Psychopharmacology
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Handbook of Essential Psychopharmacology, Second Edition, provides an indispensable guide to vital information in the rapidly expanding field of psychopharmacology. The updated edition of this popular handbook will continue to be a reference that is simply the essential starting point in psychopharmacology for residents and experienced clinicians alike.Busy residents and clinicians will find a quick, current, and accessible guide to basic facts about psychotropic drugs, including dosages, indications, and drug interactions. As in the first edition, its structure is clear and easy to read, including  An all-new introductory chapter, designed to equip the reader with a basic understanding of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics Four main chapters covering the four main groups of psychotropic medications: antidepressants, antipsychotics, anxiolytics, and mood stabilizers A consistent format for all four chapters that summarizes critical information about each group of medications, including drug class, indications, mechanisms of action, pharmacokinetics, main side effects, drug-drug interaction, potentiating maneuvers, and use in special populations  A wealth of tables and graphs for quick clinical consultation and unique self-instruction sets of questions and answers Fascinating and educational vignettes and puzzlers, extensive references for further reading, and -- new to this edition -- an invaluable appendix of fifty questions and answers, designed to test the reader's knowledge and comprehension of the text Densely informative and packed with practical material and special features, this truly essential guide is a handy clinical reference for experienced clinicians, an ideal teaching tool for educators, and a useful resource for residents, especially those preparing for the psychiatry board examinations.show more

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  • Paperback | 556 pages
  • 137.2 x 208.3 x 25.4mm | 612.36g
  • American Psychiatric Association Publishing
  • VA, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 2 Line drawings, unspecified
  • 1585621684
  • 9781585621682

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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. The book is written in a very practical, user friendly format, differentiating itself from other books in this category. It is a good reference for anyone dealing with psychopharmacology. * Doody's Book Review Service * The Handbook of Essential Psychopharmacology, Second Edition contains a plethora of valuable knowledge: the text is succinct; the numerous tables throughout serve as quick reference material; and the reader can be challenged by the 'Q & A' sections. I highly recommend this handbook. * Massachusetts Psychiatric Society Bulletin *show more

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Handbook of Essential Psychopharmacology, Second Edition, provides an indispensable guide to vital information in the rapidly expanding field of psychopharmacology. The updated edition of this popular handbook will continue to be a reference that is simply the essential starting point in psychopharmacology for residents and experienced clinicians alike. Busy residents and clinicians will find a quick, current, and accessible guide to basic facts about the four main groups of psychotropic medications, including dosages, indications, and drug interactions. Retaining the easy-to-use structure of the first edition, this update begins with an all-new introductory chapter designed to equip the reader with a basic understanding of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics. Four subsequent chapters summarize critical information about antidepressants, antipsychotics, anxiolytics, and mood stabilizers. With its wealth of tables and graphs for quick clinical consultation, unique self-instruction sets of questions and answers, fascinating vignettes and puzzlers, extensive references, and -- new to this edition -- an invaluable appendix of fifty questions and answers, this truly essential guide is a handy clinical reference for experienced clinicians, an ideal teaching tool for educators, and a useful resource for residents, especially those preparing for the psychiatry board examinations.show more

About Ronald W. Pies

Ronald W. Pies, M.D., is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine and Lecturer on Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts.Donald P. Rogers, Pharm.D., B.C.P.S., is Assistant Professor of Pharmacy at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in Manchester, New Hampshire.show more

Table of contents

Preface to the Second EditionChapter 1. Introduction to Pharmacodynamics and PharmacokineticsChapter 2. AntidepressantsChapter 3. AntipsychoticsChapter 4. Anxiolytics and Sedative-HypnoticsChapter 5. Mood Stabilizers Appendix: CME Questions and AnswersIndexshow more

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