1st Edition

Practical Handbook of Psychopharmacology A Clinician's Guide

By Edward A. Workman, Frank F. Tellian Copyright 1993
    192 Pages
    by CRC Press

    192 Pages
    by CRC Press

    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.

    General Principles of Psychopharmacology
    Dementia and Geriatrics
    Mania and Hypomania
    Panic and Anxiety
    Personality Disorders
    Assessment in Psychopharmacology
    Significant Psychotropic Drug Interactions
    Index of Medications


    Edward A. Workman, Ed.D., M.D. Dr. Workman has an extensive research and practice background in psychiatric assessment and psychopharmacology. He has over 50 journal articles and book chapters published in these areas. He is currently Co-Director of Psychiatric Research in the Department of Psychiatry at the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center in Salem, VA; he is a faculty member of the University of Virginia’s Department of Psychiatric Medicine, and he is the Medical Director of the consulting firm, Medical Psychiatry Associates. Frank F. Tellian, M.D. is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, and Co-Director of Psychiatric Research at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Salem, VA.