Author: Stephen M. Stahl
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2016-03-29
Following the success of the first collection of Stahl's Case Studies, published in 2011, we are pleased to present this completely new selection of clinical stories. Designed with the distinctive user-friendly presentation readers have become accustomed to and making use of icons, questions/answers and tips, these cases address complex issues in an understandable way and with direct relevance to the everyday experience of clinicians. Covering a wide-ranging and representative selection of clinical scenarios, each case is followed through the complete clinical encounter, from start to resolution, acknowledging all the complications, issues, decisions, twists and turns along the way. The book is about living through the treatments that work, the treatments that fail, and the mistakes made along the journey. This is psychiatry in real life - these are the patients from your waiting room - this book will reassure, inform and guide better clinical decision making. Optional posttests with CME credit are available for a fee (waived for NEI members). For more information, contact the Neuroscience Education Institute.
Author: Stephen M. Stahl
Release Date: 2013-02-11
Drs. Stephen M. Stahl and Bret A. Moore have created an instant classic in Anxiety Disorders: A Guide for Integrating Psychopharmacology and Psychotherapy. Anxiety Disorders is a comprehensive reference for the psychiatry and psychology student, intern, or resident, early career psychiatrist or psychologist, and the busy clinician. It distills the most important information regarding combined treatments for anxiety and presents the material in an easily accessible, understandable, and readable format. Each chapter addresses a specific type of disorder: PTSD, panic, generalized anxiety, obsessive-compulsive and other disorders, and is authored by prominent clinicians with years of experience in providing integrated, individualized treatments. With its thorough exploration of psychopharmacological treatments, psychosocial treatments, and, crucially, the integration of the two, Anxiety Disorders is a text no 21st-century clinician or student can afford to be without.
Author: Irismar Reis de Oliveira
Release Date: 2013-12-04
Integrating Psychotherapy and Psychopharmacology: A Handbook for Clinicians is a practical guide for the growing number of mental-health practitioners searching for information on treatments that combine psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, and psychosocial rehabilitation. Research shows that combined approaches are among the most effective ways to treat an increasing number of psychiatric disorders. However, though these combined treatments are becoming the everyday practice of psychiatrists, psychologists, and other mental-health professionals, identifying the right treatment plan can be notoriously difficult, and clinicians are often left scrambling to answer questions about how to design and customize their treatment strategies. In Integrating Psychotherapy and Psychopharmacology, readers will find these questions fully addressed and the answers explained, and they’ll come away from the book with a toolbox full of strategies for helping their patients improve symptoms, achieve remission, and stay well using a combination of drug and psychological treatments.
Author: Thomas L. Schwartz
Release Date: 2017-06-27
Practical Psychopharmacology takes the novel approach of writing at three different levels—beginning, intermediate, and advanced—to give the practicing psychopharmacologist a tailored experience. Each chapter focuses on a specific DSM-5 disorder and outlines abbreviated treatment guidelines to help the reader understand where their knowledge base and clinical practice currently resides. At the first level, the book teaches novice prescribers practical diagnostic skills and provides a brief overview of pertinent genetic and neuroimaging findings to increase prescribing confidence. Next, it provides mid-level clinicians with intermediate techniques and guidelines for more difficult cases. The final level provides nuanced guidance for advanced practitioners or those who see the most treatment-resistant patients. This approach allows a clinician to access this book periodically throughout the care of an individual patient and to gradually progress through a series of more advanced psychopharmacological techniques for making accurate and efficient diagnoses. Readers can also visit the book’s eResource page to download a bonus chapter on eating disorders as well as case studies and multiple-choice questions for each chapter.
Author: Thomas L. Schwartz
Release Date: 2016-08-10
The second generation antipsychotics are a complex class of psychiatric medications, applicable to a diverse range of both FDA approved treatment indications and off-label uses. This variety stems largely from the unique pharmacodynamic profile of each agent, and often necessitates the employment of unique dosing strategies across the treatment of the varied psychiatry disorders, including schizophrenia, bipolar mania and depression, major depressive disorder, and autism. Despite the shared mechanism of dopamine D2 and serotonin-2a dual receptor blockade, which mediates the antipsychotic and antimanic properties of the second generation antipsychotics, the unique pharmacodynamic signature of each agent is subsequently responsible for the additional and varied antidepressant, anxiolytic, hypnotic, and tolerability profile observed with each drug. Using an evidence based approach, this comprehensive handbook aims to highlight and discuss data relevant to treatment indications, off-labels uses, and dosing strategies of the 11 currently FDA approved second generation antipsychotics, with a strong emphasis on the pharmacodynamic profiles of these drugs. With the advent of three relatively new antipsychotics (lurasidone in 2011, brexpiprazole in 2015, and cariprazine in 2015), this text will serve as an excellent reference for practicing physicians, research investigators, and medical students alike. This review addresses not only these clinical applications, but provides physicians with the tools necessary to optimize treatment based upon patient diagnosis, proper antipsychotic selection, and implementation of an appropriate dosing strategy, thereby striking an essential balance between treatment efficacy and patient tolerability.
Author: Jeri J. Sias
Publisher: Amer Pharmacists Assn
Release Date: 2009
Spanish is the most rapidly growing language in the United States. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates a population of 132.8 million Hispanics by 2050. These trends make it crucial for pharmacy professionals to be able to communicate basic medication information to Spanish speakers and to confirm the patient¿s understanding. Students using this text will learn to communicate basic and more complex information to their patients while learning to enjoy some of the subtleties of the Spanish language and of Hispanic cultures.
Author: Ronald W. Pies
Publisher: Amer Psychiatric Pub
Release Date: 1998
Because of continuous new developments in drug research and practice, psychopharmacology is a subject in constant change. As the number of published research and efficacy studies, theoretical papers, and case reports continues to increase, busy clinicians, residents, and teachers must struggle constantly to keep current with this explosion of information. Fortunately, there is a source that can help them learn and retain the basics of psychopharmacology. Loaded with many special features, the "Handbook of Essential Psychopharmacology" is both a handy clinical reference for experienced clinicians and an ideal teaching tool and manual for residents, especially those preparing for the psychiatry board examinations. This useful guide provides busy residents and clinicians with a quick, current, and accessible guide to basic facts about psychotropic drugs, including dosage, indications, and drug interactions. Each chapter summarizes information about one of the four major drug classes: antidepressants, antipsychotics, anxiolytics/sedative-hypnotics, and mood stabilizers. Each chapter provides a brief overview; a wealth of tables and graphs for quick clinical consultation; a unique question and answer section and clinical vignettes designed to test the reader's comprehension; and a comprehensive reference list. Packed with essential information and many useful charts and graphs, the "Handbook of Essential Psychopharmacology" is an essential starting point in psychopharmacology for residents and experienced clinicians alike.
The last three decades have seen an explosion of social, psychological and clinical research to identify effective strategies to prevent and treat alcohol-related problems. This “Essential Handbook” contains an updated selection of reviews of “what works” drawn from the critically acclaimed International Handbook of Alcohol Dependence and Problems. Selected specifically for health and other professionals, who need to provide effective responses in their work, these authoritative, science-based reviews are a distillation of the more practical elements, designed to save time for the busy practitioner.