Designed for clinicians from a variety of backgrounds, this handbook provides useful information regarding long-term treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders. It is intended not only for psychiatrists and neurologists, but also for primary care physicians and non-physician mental health professionals. The book examines maintenance treatment for a comprehensive list of mental illnesses including biopolar disorders, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, and dementia. It provides the clinician with the information needed to select and manage the effective long-range treatment of their patients.
Table of Contents
PREFACE, INTRODUCTION: ROLE OF MAINTENANCE PHARMACOTHERAPY, PHARMACOKINETICS AND PHARMACODYNAMICS OF RELEVANCE TO MAINTENANCE PHARMACOTHERAPY, PHARMACOECONOMICS, DEPRESSIVE DISORDERS, BIPOLAR ILLNESS, SCHIZOPHRENIA, ANXIETY DISORDERS, SEIZURE DISORDERS, PARKINSON'S DISEASE, MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS, DEMENTIA, PSYCHIATRIC SEQUELAE OF CEREBROVASCULAR ACCIDENTS, CHRONIC PAIN, HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS INFECTION, TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY AND POST-CONCUSSIVE SYNDROME, INDEX