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Psychopharmacology for Mental Health Professionals: An Integrative Approach 2nd Edition

R. Elliott Ingersoll | Carl F. Rak

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  • ISBN-10: 1305556089
  • ISBN-13: 9781305556089
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  • ISBN-10: 1285845226
  • ISBN-13: 9781285845227
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Overview

PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY FOR MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS, 2nd Edition was designed to make the topic of psychopharmacology accessible to students, this book assists in mastering basic concepts and applying these concepts to cases. In-depth discussions of topics-- including basic principles of psychopharmacology, commonly prescribed psychotropic drugs for adults, and psychotropic medications prescribed to children--are structured around the three core parts of the book. This edition includes new material on psychosocial treatments that complement the most prescribed medications, expanded discussion of medication of children and the elderly, a new chapter on drug replacement therapies, reference to changes in the DSM-5, and more.

R. Elliott Ingersoll, Cleveland State University

Elliott Ingersoll is a Professor and coordinator of counseling programs in the department of Counseling, Administration, Supervision, and Adult Learning in the College of Education and Human Services at Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio. He is a licensed psychologist and clinical counselor in the state of Ohio, where his areas of specialization are mood disorders, anxiety disorders, religious and spiritual problems, and substance abuse. Dr. Ingersoll is author or co-author of seven books and over two dozen journal articles and book chapters. His areas of publication are psychopharmacology, spirituality, and psychopathology. He lives in Kent, Ohio.

Carl F. Rak, Cleveland State University

Dr. Carl Rak is Professor Emeritus of Counseling in the Department of Counseling, Administration, Supervision, and Adult Learning at Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio and President of the Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center. He has taught various courses throughout the years. His areas of specialization include AIDS counseling, new models of school guidance, and counseling children and adolescents. He is a Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Ohio and a fully certified psychoanalyst. He divides his time between his private practice and visits with his grandchildren.
  • Each chapter in Part II covers commonly prescribed psychotropic medication and includes an overview on the history of the discovery and use of each category of drugs, medical model theories of how the drugs work, and common drugs in each category and their side effects.
  • The book provides an overview of cultural, racial, and gender issues regarding viewpoints and responses to psychotropic medication.
  • Practical information about how to talk with clients about medication and compliance helps to guide students and new practitioners.
  • The text provides hands-on information about how to approach collaboration with prescribing professionals.
  • Ingersoll and Rak talk about the important role of supervision and discuss how to process particular issues regarding psychotropic medications in supervision.
  • The authors examine the role of powerful institutions, such as the pharmaceutical industry and the Food and Drug Administration.
  • Through the use of numerous case examples, study questions, bolded key terms and a glossary, the text assists readers in understanding and applying material.
  • Each chapter is broken into sections; each section has objectives and review questions to facilitate student understanding.

Psychopharmacology for Mental Health Professionals: An Integrative Approach

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PART I: AN OVERVIEW OF THE NEW EDITION.
1. Introduction.
2. Introduction to the Nervous System, Neurons, and Pharmacodynamics.
3. Pharmacokinetics: How the Body Acts on Psychotropic Medications.
4. Psychological, Social, and Cultural Issues in Psychopharmacology.
PART II: DRUG CLASSIFICATIONS, THERAPEUTIC EFFECTS AND SIDE EFFECTS.
5. The Antidepressant Era.
6. The Age of Anxiety.
7. Antipsychotic Medications.
8. Mood Stabilizers.
PART III: NEWER ISSUES.
9. Medicating Children.
10. Herbaceuticals.
11. Pharmacotherapy of Alcohol and Drug Related Disorders.
12. Drug Assisted Psychotherapy.
13. Psychotropic Medication and the Elderly.