The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychopharmacology

Author: Alan F. Schatzberg
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
ISBN: 9781585623099
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Medical

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.

Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Psychologists

Author: Mark Muse
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470907573
Release Date: 2012-04-24
Genre: Medical

"The emergence and rapid growth of pharmacotherapy in professional psychology practice has the potential for a significantly broad audience. This much-needed resource provides a succinct, but comprehensive overview of the ten key content areas that comprise the medical psychology curriculum. In addition, the book provides an introduction to the Psychopharmacology Examination for Psychologists (PEP Exam). The simulation PEP-like practice test, on the companion CD-ROM, allows students to gain confidence by developing mastery over exam-specific challenges and helps reduce anxiety by exposing students to real-life simulations"--

The Creation of Psychopharmacology

Author: David Healy
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674038452
Release Date: 2009-07-01
Genre: Medical

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.

Encyclopedia of Psychopharmacology

Author: Ian Stolerman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540686989
Release Date: 2010-07-31
Genre: Medical

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 for Medical Students

Author: Arash Ansari; David N. Osser
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1438998856
Release Date: 2009-08-13
Genre: Education

PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY FOR MEDICAL STUDENTS is a concise overview of basic pharmacological therapies commonly used in psychiatry. The biological and clinical aspects of the use of antidepressants, anxiolytics, antipsychotics, mood stabilizers, and ADHD and substance abuse medications are briefly discussed. Following each section, a table with the clinical characteristics and indications of individual medications in each group is provided. Although this book was written with 3rd and 4th year medical students in mind (covering both what is needed during clinical rotations as well as for end of rotation exams), it is also likely to be a helpful introduction for beginning residents and physicians. Other mental health professionals who need to have a functional knowledge of psychopharmacology may benefit from this overview as well. Finally, laypersons with an academic or personal interest in this topic may also find this book useful.

Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology

Author: Alan F. Schatzberg
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
ISBN: 9781585625215
Release Date: 2015-04-28
Genre: Medical

Standard of care in psychiatry requires that practitioners stay current on new agents, interactions, side effects, and dosing guidelines -- a daunting task for the modern clinician grappling with today's challenging medical environment. The Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology has been the psychiatrist's trusted companion for nearly three decades, and this new, eighth edition delivers the cutting-edge information clinicians need in a down-to-earth style, facilitating the integration of biological and psychopharmacological information into practice. The book's primary purpose is to provide the reader-practitioner with a practical, usable clinical guide to the selection and prescription of appropriate drug therapies for individual patients, drawing on the authors' clinical experience as well as on the scientific literature. Students of psychiatry and psychopharmacology also will find the book useful as both text and reference. The eighth edition retains many of its most popular features, while adding others to enhance coverage and promote comprehension: Some sections dealing with less commonly used drugs (e.g., barbiturates) have been shortened or eliminated, making space for the huge number of new agents that have been approved (e.g., vortioxetine) or are likely to receive approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This makes the volume easier to use. The book has been thoroughly updated to reflect the release of DSM-5, which introduced dimensional measures of key dimensions (e.g., anxiety and depression) across diagnostic categories to better describe patients' disorders. In the chapter on diagnosis and classification, the authors review these major changes and the implications for prescribing. Features of particular utility for students include the introductory chapter on the general principles of psychopharmacological treatment and the summary medication tables, which serve as quick-reference guides on classes of psychotropics. Although largely evidence-based, the authors also draw on their extensive clinical experience in discussing various drugs' efficacy, dosing and side effects and other important factors. Two appendixes offer suggested readings for clinicians and for patients and families, as well as information on strengths and costs of antidepressant and antipsychotic drugs. There has never been a more meticulously researched and referenced guide to prescribing psychotropic medications, nor one more down-to-earth and practical. The Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology richly deserves its reputation as a classic in the field and has earned a place on every psychiatrist's desk.

Essentials of Clinical Psychopharmacology

Author: Alan F. Schatzberg
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
ISBN: 9781585624195
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Medical

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.

Fundamentals of Clinical Psychopharmacology

Author: Ian M. Anderson
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781841844275
Release Date: 2004-09-20
Genre: Psychology

This book brings together leading UK psychiatrists and psychopharmacologists to review and clarify essential information about the scientific background and clinical applications of the drugs used in psychiatry. Based on the excellent Psychopharmacology Course for Psychiatrists in Training, organized twice a year by the British Association for Psychopharmacology, Fundamentals of Clinical Psychopharmacology reflects the individual lectures that make up the course, ranging from basic neuroscience to the analysis of clinical trials. The book is updated regularly, and this Second Edition includes a helpful new chapter on child and adolescent psychopharmacology.

Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists

Author: John D. Preston
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781626259270
Release Date: 2017-03-01
Genre: Medical

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

Author: René Spiegel
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470869468
Release Date: 2003-10-31
Genre: Medical

Describes the latest advances in psychopharmacology - one of the most rapidly developing fields in modern science. This latest edition has been updated to cover new developments in drug therapy and research including newly introduced antipsychotics, antidepressants and antidementia drugs. Sections on the treatment of depression and dementia have been revised to include new developments in treatment strategies. It will be welcomed for its essentially clinical and psychological approach to modern pharmaceuticals, their therapeutic uses and limitations, adverse reactions and future directions for research.

Fundamentals of Psychopharmacology

Author: Brian E. Leonard
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470842379
Release Date: 2004-05-03
Genre: Medical

Treatment with drugs is fundamental to modern therapy of psychiatric disorders. The number of disorders responsive to drug treatment is increasing, reflecting the extensive synthesis of novel compounds and the greater understanding of the aetiology of the disorders. This third edition provides new and updated material, including an additional chapter on clinical trials and their importance in assessing the efficacy and safety of psychotropic drugs. As molecular biology and imaging techniques are of increasing importance to basic and clinical neuroscience, these areas have also been extended to illustrate their relevance to our understanding of psychopharmacology. This book is essential reading for undergraduates in pharmacology and the neurosciences, postgraduate neuropharmacologists, psychiatrists in training and in practice and medical researchers. Reviews of the Second Edition "...this text is eminently readable, well researched, and probably the best of its kind. The book is well worth buying and anyone who claims to know anything about psychopharmacology will be expected to have a heavily annotated copy." Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine "...[this is] a very good book, especially suited to those interested in psychopharmacologic research and psychiatric residency in training." Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy

Fundamentals of Clinical Psychopharmacology Fourth Edition

Author: Ian M. Anderson
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781498718967
Release Date: 2015-08-18
Genre: Medical

Fundamentals of Clinical Psychopharmacology provides up-to-date, evidence-based and unbiased information about psychopharmacology. It spans the range of the discipline, from mode of action and side effects of drugs to meta-analyses of clinical trials. It is anchored to practice guidelines produced by the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and the British Association for Psychopharmacology (BAP). Care has been taken to provide an international perspective that makes it equally useful to practitioners in the US and other countries. The book grew out of BAP courses that set the standard for professional psychopharmacological education in the UK. This latest edition is fully updated and provides, in a concise and easy-to-read format, key facts about currently used psychotropic drugs, set in the context of the neuroscience of the disorders they treat. It also includes a new chapter on the principles of psychiatric prescribing. Key references, including the clinical studies discussed, are provided at the end of the chapter along with suggestions for further reading. Intended to be a frequently updated, affordable, concise and practical resource, it meets the needs of trainees and practitioners seeking to keep abreast of the state of the art in psychopharmacology.

Psychopharmacology Drugs the Brain and Behavior

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 9781490285771
Release Date: 2016-10-16
Genre: Education

Facts101 is your complete guide to Psychopharmacology , Drugs, the Brain, and Behavior. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Chemicals for the Mind

Author: Ernest Keen
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0275967751
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Medical

Keen provides a critical appraisal of psychopharmacology, including its philosophical assumptions, its professional practice, and its practical results. Its popularity in our culture encourages a displacement of attention from our problems in the world to chemicals in our brains. Based on the objectifications of science, Keen asserts this practice amounts to neglect and, finally, violence.