The Psychopharmacologists 3 completes a trio of interview-based books about the process of therapeutic innovation in clinical psychiatry. David Healy's method is to interview key individuals involved in the discovery and deployment of drugs that have proved useful to psychiatry, and to draw them together within a model of the mechanism and clinical discovery that he uses as an overall framework.
These are historical accounts but highly relevant to the clinical psychiatrist of today, emphasising the importance of research, and of the marketing strategies of pharmaceutical companies in formulating disease entities as well as treatments for them.
Table of Contents
Exploring a New World: The Birth of Psychopharmacology
A Psychpharmacology That Nearly Was
The Psychopharmacology of Life & Death
The Catecholamine Hypothesis
Catatonia, Pink Sport & Antipsychiatry
Receptors & Chemists
Receptors & Classical Pharmacology
The Receptor Enters Psychiatry 1
The Receptor Enters Psychiatry 2
Visualising Receptors & Beyond
From the Presynaptic Neurone to The Receptor to The Nucleus
The Discovery of the Psychotropic Effects of Carbamazepine
Psychopharmaceuticals in Japan
Neurotransmitter Research in Japan
Phenomenology, Psychopharmacotherapy & Child Psychiatry
From DDT to Imipramine
Forty-Four Years of Psychiatry & Psychopharmacology
The Neo-Kraepelinian Revolution
A Manual for Diagnosis and Statistics
Neglected Discipleines in Psychpharmacology: Pharmaco-EEG & Electroshock
The Hypnotic Business
Angles on Panic
From Neuroleptics to Antipsychotics
Twenty-First Century Drug Development
Ten Years That Changes Psychiatry.
This is the third volume of a series of interviews with psychopharmacologists conducted by David Healy. These oral histories give the reader a fresh and personal view of the progress made in psychopharmacology over the past few decades.
New England Journal of Medicine
A book that should have a place in any good medical library so that budding psychopharmacologists and neuroscientists can appreciate the interpenetration of history and biography in the origins of their field.