Psychiatric Drugs Explained

Psychiatric Drugs Explained

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Psychiatric Drugs Explained contains a clear and comprehensive guide to the uses, benefits and impact of psychotropic drugs. It explains how people taking the drugs experience their side effects compared to the benefits they may bring. The fifth edition has been fully revised and updated to include the latest thinking on the rationale for drug treatements to help mental health professionals and service users understand therapeutic decision making.
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  • Paperback | 344 pages
  • 156 x 230 x 20mm | 621.42g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 5th Revised edition
  • 0702029971
  • 9780702029974
  • 144,026

Table of contents

Treatment§§Section 1 Management of the psychoses§§2 The antipsychotics§§3 Antipsychotic side effects and their management§§References§§Section 2 Management of depression§§4 The antidepressants§§5 Side effects of antidepressants§§References§§Section 3 Management of bipolar disorders§§6 Management of acute bipolar disorder§§7 Mood-stabilisers§§References§§Section 4 Stimulants & Drugs for children§§8 Stimulants & Drugs for children§§References§§Section 5 Management of anxiety§§8 The anxiety disorders§§10 Benzodiazepine anxiolytics§§11 Anxiolysis and the serotonin system§§12 Beta-blockers and anxiety§§References§§Section 6 Management of sleep disorders and insomnia§§13 Sleep disorders and insomnia§§14 Non-pharmacological management of insomnia§§15 Hypnotics§§16 Sedatives§§References§§Section 7 Management of cognitive impairment§§17 Cognitive enhancement and the dementias§§18 Cognitive enhancement and neuroprotection§§References§§Section 8 Management of sexual difficulties§§19 The range of sexual difficulties§§20 Effects of drugs on aspects of sexual functioning§§Appendix 20.1 Male sexual functioning questionnaire§§Appendix 20.2 Female sexual functioning questionnaire§§References§§Section 9 Management of dependence and withdrawal§§21 Dependence & Withdrawal§§22 Dependence & Craving§§23 Dependence & Protracted Withdrawal§§References§§Section 10 Consent, abuse and liability§§24 Consent§§25 Pharmacological abuse§§References§§Section 11 The marketing of tranquillity§§26 The ethical industry§§27 Evidence-biased care§§28 Marketing & Risk§§29 From healthcare to pharmageddon§
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"This edition, like the others, gives a clear and easy to read review of medication used in a range of psychiatric disorders. The book is structured around treatments for severe and enduring mental illness, minor mental health problems, sleep disorders, sexual problems and dependence and withdrawal... It is a credit to Dr. Healy that he can make such a complex topic as psychopharmacology easy to read, clear and engaging. If this book seems critical of the interests of 'big pharma' and the complicity of professionals in generating a market for psychiatric drugs, then maybe that is no bad thing." Nurse Education in Process, May 2009
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About David Healy

est psychiatre, historien de la psychiatrie, chercheur en psychopharmacologie, et directeur au North Wales Department of Psychological Medicine, College of Medicine, Cardiff University, Bangor, Royaume-Uni. Il est internationalement connu pour ses recherches et ecrits sur les psychotropes.
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