Now in its eighth edition, The Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines is the most widely used guide to psychiatric prescribing in the UK. Fully updated throughout, this new edition presents sections on topics of current interest such as antipsychotics and hyperlipidaemia, antipsychotic-induced hyponatraemia, borderline personality disorder, depression in multiple sclerosis, and melatonin for the treatment of insomnia in children and adolescents.
Providing practically useful advice for common clinical situations, this is an essential text for prescribers, nursing staff, pharmacists, GPs, and those in related professions.
'What began as a description of the prescribing practice in a particular trust has now become an essential reference for anyone with the responsibility for prescribing or monitoring psychotropics and anticonvulsants … This is a unique volume of immense value for guiding the trainee and the more experienced in the rational, safe and effective use of psychotropic medication for those with mental illness.' - Celia, Feetman, Psychiatric Bulletin
'…provides exactly "what it says on the tin"…I would regard this book as mandatory for any pharmacist directly involved in the care of patients with a psychiatric diagnosis, be they primary or secondary care-based.' - Thom Shaw, The Pharmaceutical Journal
'An excellent book and a 'must' for practising psychiatrists…not only will the rational prescribing of psychotropic drugs drastically improve but, more importantly, the patient will certainly benefit' (of the 6th edition) - Brian Leonard, Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental
Preface 1. Plasma level monitoring of psychotropics 2. Schizophrenia 3. Bipolar Disorder 4. Depression and Anxiety 5. Treatment of Childhood Mental Disorders 6. Substance abuse 7. Special Patient Groups 8. Miscellaneous. Index