Clinical Psychopharmacology: A Practical Approach, 1st Edition

  • Published By: World Scientific Publishing Company
  • ISBN-10: 9814343668
  • ISBN-13: 9789814343664
  • DDC: 615.7
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 308 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released December 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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This book aims to provide comprehensive, up-to-date information on psychotropic drugs and inform clinical decisions for the treatment of mental disorders using a problem-solving approach.In order to accomplish these goals, the book has three central characteristics:it is evidence-basedit compares each individual drug with others in the same class and also those used for the same indications rather than describing them separatelyit steadily draws practical conclusions and makes recommendations about how to select and use medications in the treatment of specific mental disorders. More than a textbook, it is meant to serve as a practical tool for professionals working in the mental health field.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Absorption, Transformation, and Elimination of Psychotropic Medications.
2: Neurotransmitters, Receptors, and Transporters.
3: Antipsychotics: A General View of Therapeutic and Adverse Effects.
4: Description of Individual Antipsychotics.
5: Treatment of Schizophrenia with Antipsychotic Medications.
6: Antidepressants: Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors and Serotonin–norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors.
7: Bupropion.
8: Mirtazapine, Trazodone, and Nefazodone.
9: Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors and Tricyclic Antidepressants.
10: Individualized Treatment of Depression.
11: Benzodiazepines, Buspirone, and Miscellaneous Medications Used in Anxiety Disorders.
12: Medication Treatment of Anxiety Disorders.
13: Medications Used in the Treatment of Mania.
14: Medications Used in Bipolar Depression, Mixed States, and Rapid Cycling.
15: Medications Used in the Treatment of Insomnia.
16: Medications Used in the Treatment of Attention Disorders.
17: Medications Used in the Treatment of Dementia.
18: Medications Used in Smoking Cessation and Alcohol Use Disorders.
19: Drug–Drug Interactions.
About the Authors.
Index of Psychotropic Drugs, Substances, and Supplements.