Antipsychotics: History, Science, and Issues, 1st Edition

  • Jeffrey Kerner
  • Bridget McCoy
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  • ISBN-10: 1440839891
  • ISBN-13: 9781440839894
  • DDC: 615.7
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 234 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released November 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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The problem of serious mental illness is a widely discussed topic in the media and popular culture. This text provides a comprehensive analysis of antipsychotic medications, covering historical, social, and scientific viewpoints on this important and controversial class of medications.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
The Story of a Drug.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Series Foreword.
1: Case Studies.
2: What Are Antipsychotics?.
3: Antipsychotics: A Brief History.
4: How Antipsychotics Work.
5: Effects and Applications.
6: Risks, Misuse, and Overdose.
7: Production, Distribution, and Regulation.
8: The Social Dimensions of Antipsychotics.
9: The Future of Antipsychotics.
Directory of Resources.
About the Authors.