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Fundamentals of Clinical Psychopharmacology

4th Edition

By Peter Lydyard, Peter Whelan, Michael Fanger

Edited by Ian M. Anderson, R. Hamish McAllister-Williams

CRC Press

280 pages

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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 Ex

Table of Contents

Neuropharmacology and Drug Action. Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics. Antipsychotics. Antidepressants and ECT. Mood Stabilisers and Other Treatments for Bipolar Disorder. Anxiolytic and Hypnotic Drugs. Drugs of Abuse. Drugs for Dementia and Cognitive Impairment. Drugs Used for Personality Disorders and Behavioural Disturbance. Drug Treatments for Child and Adolescent Disorders. Prescribing in Clinical Practice. Clinical Trial Methodology.

About the Authors/Editors

Edited by

Ian M. Anderson, BA, MA, MBBS, MD, MRCP(UK), FRCPsych, is a professor of psychiatry in the Neuroscience and Psychiatry Unit at the University of Manchester, UK. He also is an honorary consultant psychiatrist at the Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust, UK. Dr. Anderson founded the Specialist Service for Affective Disorders in Manchester and was its director until 2011. His research interests include the aetiology and treatment of mood disorders, the mechanism of action of antidepressants and evidence-based psychiatry. He chaired the guideline development group for the 2009 update of the NICE depression clinical guideline and is an author on several consensus treatment guidelines from the British Association for Psychopharmacology (BAP). He is a past general secretary of the BAP.

R. Hamish McAllister-Williams, BSc, MBChB, PhD, MD, FRCPsych, is a reader in clinical psychopharmacology at the Institute of Neuroscience in Newcastle University, UK. He is also an honorary consultant psychiatrist in the Regional Affective Disorders Service at the Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust, UK. Dr. McAllister-Williams is the lead consultant in the tertiary level Regional Affective Disorders Service based in Newcastle for patients with treatment-refractory mood disorders. His research focuses on the pathophysiology and treatment of both bipolar and unipolar affective disorders, and he is an author of the British Association for Psychopharmacology (BAP) consensus guidelines for treating depression. He is a past general secretary of the BAP and was appointed its director of education in 2012.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Pharmacology
MEDICAL / Psychiatry / General
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health