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Clinical Guide to Psychotropic Medications - Steven L. Dubovsky

Clinical Guide to Psychotropic Medications

Hardcover Published: 17th April 2005
ISBN: 9780393704198
Number Of Pages: 540

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With a vast array of medications available for prescription, psychiatrists demand reference books that quickly summarize various drugs with an emphasis on their properties, most effective usages, cross-indications, and potential side effects. No busy practitioner can expect to keep abreast of the numerous advances in psychopharmacology that emerge each day. This book provides rapid access to important facts and principles in the use of psychotropic medications. Accumulated knowledge is summarized succinctly, and new findings are summarized, with comments that will help the practitioner to interpret the findings and apply them to everyday treatment. The emphasis is on presenting information that is practical and useful about antipsychotic medications, medications for neurological side effects and illnesses, every class of antidepressants including instrumental therapies such as ECT and rTMS, recognized and experimental antimanic drugs and mood stabilizers, anxiolytics, hypnotics, medications for substance abuse and herbal therapies. Applications of these treatments to psychiatric and other illnesses as well as important side effects and interactions with other medications are available in a form that allows rapid access to the information that is necessary to treat your patient today.

"Accumulated knowledge is summarized succinctly, and new findings are summarized, with comments that will help the practitioner to interpret the findings and apply them to everyday treatment. . . . [A]llows rapid access to the information that is necessary to treat your patient." -- Adolescence
"Dr. Steven Dubovsky is a well-known and well-respected psychopharmacologist who has authored or co-authored a number of excellent books in the area of psychopharmacology. . . . [A]n authoritative, user-friendly guide in which the latest research has been translated into practical treatment considerations. Busy practitioners will find a wealth of information presented in a concise user-friendly fashion. . . . I recommend this book for use by residents and fellows, as well as primary care physicians, social workers, psychologists, and others who deal with the mentally ill." -- Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic
"[This book] serves as an unequaled reference book that will serve psychological practitioners well...lengthy, impressively organized coverage. . . Valuable, clearly designed tables. . .Most impressive about his coverage of each category of drugs is the specificity of the information he provides and the explicit research evidence he includes that speaks to his conclusions. . . . I have never seen a more comprehensive or usable treatment of psychotropic medications. . . . I highly recommend this book to all practicing clinicians, who will not find a more valuable reference book of its type." -- PsycCritiques

Antipsychoticsp. 1
Neurological and neuropsychiatric medicationsp. 81
Antidepressantsp. 111
Monoamine oxidase inhibitorsp. 214
Lithiump. 252
Anticonvulsants, calcium channel-blockers, antipsychotics in bipolar disorder, and antiaggression agentsp. 295
Antianxiety agentsp. 359
Hypnotics, analgesics, and treatments for substance abusep. 421
Stimulants and related medicationsp. 466
Herbal, complementary, and hormonal remedies and treatmentsp. 505
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ISBN: 9780393704198
ISBN-10: 039370419X
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 540
Published: 17th April 2005
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 16.3  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.98
Edition Number: 1