Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology

Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology

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Standard of care in psychiatry requires that practitioners stay current on new agents, interactions, side effects, and dosing guidelines -- a daunting task for the modern clinician grappling with today's challenging medical environment. The Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology has been the psychiatrist's trusted companion for nearly three decades, and this new, eighth edition delivers the cutting-edge information clinicians need in a down-to-earth style, facilitating the integration of biological and psychopharmacological information into practice. The book's primary purpose is to provide the reader-practitioner with a practical, usable clinical guide to the selection and prescription of appropriate drug therapies for individual patients, drawing on the authors' clinical experience as well as on the scientific literature. Students of psychiatry and psychopharmacology also will find the book useful as both text and reference.

The eighth edition retains many of its most popular features, while adding others to enhance coverage and promote comprehension: Some sections dealing with less commonly used drugs (e.g., barbiturates) have been shortened or eliminated, making space for the huge number of new agents that have been approved (e.g., vortioxetine) or are likely to receive approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This makes the volume easier to use. The book has been thoroughly updated to reflect the release of DSM-5, which introduced dimensional measures of key dimensions (e.g., anxiety and depression) across diagnostic categories to better describe patients' disorders. In the chapter on diagnosis and classification, the authors review these major changes and the implications for prescribing. Features of particular utility for students include the introductory chapter on the general principles of psychopharmacological treatment and the summary medication tables, which serve as quick-reference guides on classes of psychotropics. Although largely evidence-based, the authors also draw on their extensive clinical experience in discussing various drugs' efficacy, dosing and side effects and other important factors. Two appendixes offer suggested readings for clinicians and for patients and families, as well as information on strengths and costs of antidepressant and antipsychotic drugs. There has never been a more meticulously researched and referenced guide to prescribing psychotropic medications, nor one more down-to-earth and practical. The Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology richly deserves its reputation as a classic in the field and has earned a place on every psychiatrist's desk.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 795 pages
  • 137.16 x 200.66 x 27.94mm | 748.42g
  • VA, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 8th Revised edition
  • 18 Line drawings, unspecified; 47 Tables, unspecified
  • 1585624810
  • 9781585624812
  • 545,428

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For nearly 30 years, the Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology has been the preeminent volume on psychotropic medications and the go-to source for psychiatrists prescribing for their patients and students in psychiatry and pharmacology. This new, eighth edition has been thoroughly updated in recognition of the relentless developments in the field, including the release of new U.S. Food and Drug Administration---approved drugs, newly approved uses for existing drugs, and newly identified interactions, dosing guidelines, and documented side effects. As with previous iterations, this edition is logically structured and highly readable. However, the ever-expanding number of available agents and indications mandated the condensing of some sections and the elimination of others, to keep the book from becoming too large to be user-friendly. The resulting volume is DSM-5 compatible, easy-to-use, and practical, with summary tables for quick reference. The pace and complexity of research in this critical discipline make it essential that clinicians stay abreast of both new medications and promising treatment protocols. The Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology delivers authoritative information in a friendly, collegial style, maintaining the level of excellence readers have come to expect.
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Table of contents

PrefaceDisclosure of Competing InterestsChapter 1. General Principles of PsychopharmacologicalChapter 2. Diagnosis and ClassificationChapter 3. AntidepressantsChapter 4. Antipsychotic DrugsChapter 5. Mood StabilizersChapter 6. Antianxiety AgentsChapter 7. HypnoticsChapter 8. Stimulants and Other Fast-Acting DrugsChapter 9. Augmentation Strategies for Treatment-Resistant DisordersChapter 10. Emergency Department TreatmentChapter 11. Pharmacotherapy for Substance Use DisordersChapter 12. Pharmacotherapy in Special SituationsAppendix: Suggested ReadingsIndex
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About Charles DeBattista

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

Charles DeBattista, D.M.H., M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Director of the Depression Clinic and Research Program, and Director of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, California.
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