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The Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines

10th Edition

By David Taylor, Carol Paton, Shitij Kapur

© 2009 – CRC Press

544 pages

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One of the most widely used guides to prescribing psychiatric medications, the Tenth Edition of Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines returns with fully updated content and new sections on the latest topics of interest in the field of psychiatry.

A must-have reference for prescribers, nursing staff, pharmacists, family physicians, and other professions in allied medicine, this text contains a volume of practical advice for use in common clinical situations.

Covering all aspects of psychiatric evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment, this edition:

provides background information and scientific knowledge on several psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, and anxiety disorder

details plasma monitoring of psychotics and anticonvulsants

analyzes psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents

describes the use of psychotropics in special patient groups

educates the reader on patient substance abuse

discusses miscellaneous conditions and substances


From reviews of previous editions:

'This new edition … may very well contribute to safer, more rational and more responsible current psychopharmacotherapy if applied correctly… It is intended as a reference guide but may also contribute to the consolidation of previously attained knowledge of clinical psychopharmacology. As a prescription guide it can be useful combined with existing (but not only NICE) guidelines, in both pharmacological treatment of major mental disorders and in consultation-liaison psychiatry.' British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology

‘…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.’ 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.’ Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental

‘Compared with other similar books, this is the best that I have seen for its size this side

of the Atlantic Ocean.’ Journal of Psychopharmacology

‘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.’ Psychiatric Bulletin

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Psychiatry / General