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Encyclopedia of Psychopharmacology

Encyclopedia of Psychopharmacology Book
Author : Ian Stolerman
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2010-07-31
ISBN : 3540686983
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Here is a broad overview of the central topics and issues in psychopharmacology, biological psychiatry and behavioral neurosciences, with information about developments in the field, including novel drugs and technologies. The more than 2000 entries are written by leading experts in pharmacology and psychiatry and comprise in-depth essays, illustrated with full-color figures, and are presented in a lucid style.

Psychopharmacology

Psychopharmacology Book
Author : Herbert Mwebe
Publisher : Critical Publishing
Release : 2018-09-03
ISBN : 1912096021
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This concise and accessible text is suitable for all trainee and registered health professionals who require knowledge and understanding of drugs used in the treatment of mental health conditions for prescribing or administering purposes. Introductory material provides a background on psychotropic drugs, the etiology of mental illness, some of the commonly used drugs in practice and brief notes on common non-pharmacological interventional options. It also examines biochemical and neurodevelopmental theories and the link to the pathophysiology of mental illness as well as clinical decision making. The central chapters of the book provide comprehensive coverage of all the major medications used in mental health. Each focuses on a specific class of drug, detailing the most commonly used medicines, including side effects, average doses, contra-indications and clinical management interventions that may be required. At the end of each chapter a series of review questions enable readers to review their learning, and theory is clearly related to practice throughout.

The Creation of Psychopharmacology

The Creation of Psychopharmacology Book
Author : David Healy
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 2009-07
ISBN : 9780674038455
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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David Healy follows his widely praised study, The Antidepressant Era, with an even more ambitious and dramatic story: the discovery and development of antipsychotic medication. Healy argues that the discovery of chlorpromazine (more generally known as Thorazine) is as significant in the history of medicine as the discovery of penicillin, reminding readers of the worldwide prevalence of insanity within living memory. But Healy tells not of the triumph of science but of a stream of fruitful accidents, of technological discovery leading neuroscientific research, of fierce professional competition and the backlash of the antipsychiatry movement of the 1960s. A chemical treatment was developed for one purpose, and as long as some theoretical rationale could be found, doctors administered it to the insane patients in their care to see if it would help. Sometimes it did, dramatically. Why these treatments worked, Healy argues provocatively, was, and often still is, a mystery. Nonetheless, such discoveries made and unmade academic reputations and inspired intense politicking for the Nobel Prize. Once pharmaceutical companies recognized the commercial potential of antipsychotic medications, financial as well as clinical pressures drove the development of ever more aggressively marketed medications. With verve and immense learning, Healy tells a story with surprising implications in a book that will become the leading scholarly work on its compelling subject.

Schatzberg s Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology Ninth Edition

Schatzberg s Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology  Ninth Edition Book
Author : Alan F. Schatzberg, M.D.,Charles DeBattista, D.M.H., M.D.
Publisher : American Psychiatric Pub
Release : 2019-03-25
ISBN : 161537230X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Preceded by Manual of clinical psychopharmacology / Alan F. Schatzberg, Charles DeBattista. 8th edition. 2015.

The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychopharmacology

The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychopharmacology Book
Author : Alan F. Schatzberg,Charles B. Nemeroff
Publisher : American Psychiatric Pub
Release : 2009
ISBN : 1585623091
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Now updated to keep professionals current with the latest research and trends in the field, this edition covers both basic science and clinical practice, and draws on the talents of 53 new contributors to guarantee fresh, authoritative perspectives on advances in psychiatric drug therapy.

Essentials of Clinical Psychopharmacology

Essentials of Clinical Psychopharmacology Book
Author : Alan F. Schatzberg,Charles B. Nemeroff
Publisher : American Psychiatric Pub
Release : 2013
ISBN : 1585624195
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This third edition of Essentials of Psychopharmacology is, like its predecessors, based on the premier textbook in the field, The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychopharmacology, now in its fourth edition. The Essentials format is designed to deliver core knowledge to the busy trainee or practitioner in a succinct and accessible manner. Essentials of Psychopharmacology provides a complete overview of clinically focused pharmacotherapeutic principles of vital interest to psychiatry residents, primary care physicians, and other health care professionals. Updated with the latest research findings since the publishing of the fourth edition, Essentials features new chapters on recently introduced medications and updated chapters on others. The book is divided into two parts: Classes of Psychiatric Treatments, which systematically reviews psychotropic medications within each drug class (e.g., antidepressants and anxiolytics, antipsychotics), and Psychopharmacological Treatment, which outlines current pharmacotherapeutic approaches in the major psychiatric disorders as well as in specific patient populations. Although the latter part has been streamlined in this new edition, coverage of critical information such as approved indications, drug interactions, side effects, and other prescribing factors remains comprehensive. Clinicians seeking a reliable reference and guide to the core knowledge base and practice of clinical psychopharmacology can do no better than this new edition of Essentials of Psychopharmacology.

Quick Reference for Psychopharmacology

Quick Reference for Psychopharmacology Book
Author : Elizabeth A. Rankin
Publisher : Delmar Pub
Release : 2000-01-01
ISBN : 9780766806313
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This new quick reference provides up-to-date information on the psycho pharmacological agents used to treat and manage many psychiatric disorders. Using DSM-IV as its foundation and organizational basis, this book incorporates information on the mechanics of brain function, provides information on various disorders and the psycho pharmacological agents used to treat these disorders, and includes chapters on special populations. This unique reference links NANDA nursing diagnoses to the DSM-IV diagnoses affording the nurse a more complete picture of the psychiatric disorders. Also includes over 100 psycho pharmacological drug monographs and a full-color insert depicting photos of the most commonly prescribed psycho-pharmacological drugs.(Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, Anti psychotic, antidepressant, mood stabilizers, anxiolytic, cognitive disorders, eating disorders, substance abuse and dependance, sleep disorders, depression, anti seizure, anticholinergic, extra pyramidal side effects, herbal preparations)

Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists

Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists Book
Author : John D. Preston,John H. O'Neal,Mary C. Talaga
Publisher : New Harbinger Publications
Release : 2017-03-01
ISBN : 1626259275
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists is the go-to resource for mental health clinicians looking for clear, reliable information about the treatment of mental health issues. Organized by disorder and, within each disorder, by medication, this book is designed to familiarize clinicians and students with the basic terminology and models of pharmacokinetics. This fully revised and updated eighth edition provides essential information on new medications and treatment options and includes the latest research on side effects, contraindications, and efficacy of all major medications prescribed for mental health disorders. The book also features an important new chapter on the effects of withdrawing from psychopharmacological medications. This handbook makes it simple to: get the facts about drug interactions and side effects; find out how medications affect adults, children, and adolescents differently; learn how different cultures view medical treatment, vital information for anyone who treats clients from a variety of backgrounds; and discontinue medication safely when needed. This essential guide to psychopharmacology has been adopted as a textbook at universities nationwide and is an important resource for every therapist’s library.

Psychopharmacology

Psychopharmacology Book
Author : R. H. Ettinger
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release : 2017-02-03
ISBN : 1351978705
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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With increases in the prevalence of psychiatric and behavioral disorders and rapid advances in the development of new drug therapies, there is an increasing need to present the science behind these developments. Students and educators are often confronted with conflicting and exaggerated claims about the effectiveness of drugs. As recently as ten years ago, the mechanisms of action of many medications prescribed for common psychological disorders were not well understood, even by the scientists developing them. Now, drug treatment has advanced to a stage where drugs are designed for their effects on specific receptors, membrane proteins, or secondary messengers within particular cells in the brain. This text introduces a sufficient background in neuroanatomy and physiology so students can comprehend the necessary details of drug action. Psychopharmacology, Second Edition, presents its subject matter in the context of the behavioral disorders they are designed to treat, rather than by traditional drug classifications. Students are often familiar with the major diagnostic categories, so presenting psychopharmacology as it pertains to these familiar disorders strengthens their understanding of the physiology and neurochemistry underlying them as well as the approaches to their treatment. Each disorder is discussed from a historical context along with diagnostic criteria and descriptions of typical cases. In addition, what we presently know about the underlying pathology of each disorder is carefully described. A critical examination of drug claims is missing from most psychopharmacology texts, but is offered here. Students will read about the most current research available from a critical perspective. When alternatives to traditional drug therapies are supported by research, these studies are presented as well. Throughout, this text discusses how drug effectiveness is measured in both human and animal studies. Psychopharmacology has contributed significantly over the past 75 years to the treatment of severe psychological disorders as well as to our understanding of the brain and human behavior. This symbiotic relationship between psychopharmacology and the neural and behavioral sciences will continue long into the future. This fully updated second edition is ideal for undergraduate and pre-professional students, and includes a robust companion website.