448 pages | 74 Color Illus.
Pocket Prescriber Psychiatry is a concise, up-to-date prescribing guide containing all the "must-have" information that psychiatrists and mental health professionals need to know.
This book provides the key essential information for all mental health professionals prescribing drugs and is essential for psychiatrists, mental health nurses, primary care physicians, psychologists, psychotherapists, and counsellors and anyone caring for people with mental health issues.
Common/useful drugs. Disorders. Psychosis. Bipolar affective disorder. Depression. Anxiety disorders. Dementia. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Sleep disorders and agitation. Substance misuse. Non-pharmacological treatments. Psychoeducation. Crisis planning. Lifestyle interventions. Social interventions. Psychological therapies. Neurostimulation. Psychosurgery. Basic psychopharmacology. Pharmacokinetics. Pharmacodynamics. Neurotransmitter systems. Drug interactions. Miscellaneous. Prescribing in the perinatal period. Prescribing in autism. Prescribing in personality disorders. Controlled drugs (CDs). Off-license prescribing. Psychiatric side effects of medications. Medication adherence. Risk assessment. Psychiatric classification. Mental Health Act (MHA) in England and Wales. Mental Capacity Act (MCA) in England and Wales. Emergencies. Rapid tranquilisation (RT). Drug toxicity syndromes. Alcohol and drug withdrawal syndromes. Catatonia. Delirium. Seizures (epileptic and dissociative). Acute dystonia. Clozapine-induced agranulocytosis. HIV post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP). Hanging. Self-laceration. Acute coronary syndromes (ACS). Acute asthma. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbation. Pulmonary embolism. Sepsis (severe or septic shock). Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). ↓Glucose. Reference information. Guidelines. Useful contacts. Reference values. Index.