1st Edition

Practical Handbook of Psychopharmacology
A Clinician's Guide




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ISBN 9780849386381
Published November 24, 1993 by CRC Press
192 Pages

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Book Description

Physicians of the 1990s cannot afford to spend valuable time combing through volumes of laborious discussions of tedious details on psychiatric drugs. Practical Handbook of Psychopharmacology is the most comprehensive, yet user-friendly guide to psychotropic medication available in any single source. Text is minimized and straight to the point, with critical clinical information given in two forms. First, highly useful tables with the relevant basic information on all major psychotropic drugs are provided. The book also contains clinical flowcharts or tabular practice guidelines that assist in making everyday decisions about the use of psychotropics. Unique chapters discuss the psychopharmacology of pain, personality disorders, aggression, and children/adolescents, while other chapters cover standard areas such as depression, mania, psychosis, and dementia.

Table of Contents

General Principles of Psychopharmacology
Delirium
Dementia and Geriatrics
Psychosis
Depression
Mania and Hypomania
Panic and Anxiety
Aggression
Pain
Pediatrics
Personality Disorders
Assessment in Psychopharmacology
Significant Psychotropic Drug Interactions
Index of Medications

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