Master the basics of psychopharmacology with PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY FOR MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS, Second Edition. Concise yet comprehensive, this counseling text covers the basic principles of psychopharmacology, commonly prescribed psychotropic drugs for adults, and psychotropic medications prescribed to children. Psychological, cultural, and social issues related to psychopharmacology are also addressed. Numerous case examples, study questions, bolded key terms, and a glossary help you understand and applying the material. Practical information about how to talk with clients about medication and compliance as well as hands-on information about how to approach collaboration with prescribing professionals prepares you to apply what you have learned to practice. 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.
Table of Contents
PART I: AN OVERVIEW OF THE NEW EDITION.
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.
11. Pharmacotherapy of Alcohol and Drug Related Disorders.
12. Drug Assisted Psychotherapy.
13. Psychotropic Medication and the Elderly.