Successful Psychopharmacology Evidence Based Treatment Solutions for Achieving Remission

Author: Stephen V. Sobel
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393708578
Format: PDF
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How do psychiatrists decide whether to prescribe antidepressants for bipolar depression or benzodiazepines to patients with substance abuse histories? How do they choose the correct supplements? This book lays out practical guidelines for making complex treatment decisions, explaining how to tailor prescriptions to individual cases.

Successful Psychopharmacology Evidence Based Treatment Solutions for Achieving Remission

Author: Stephen V. Sobel
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393708551
Format: PDF, ePub
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A guide for physicians and clinicians to understanding and choosing the proper psychiatric medications and for their patients who want to learn how this should be done. This book teaches mental health professionals how to choose and use psychotropic medications to address the biological etiology of psychiatric disease and mental health. It helps readers understand the key aspects of psychotherapy to deal with the psychosocial factors that prescribers need to know to use these medications within the context of the patient’s life. This book is based on the premise that all mental health—in the most symptomatic, impaired individual and in the most mentally healthy individual—is caused by a combination of biopsychosocial factors. Mental health professionals need to recognize and understand these factors and their interactions, and correct them. An understanding of all these factors, and of psychopharmacology, can lead to better treatment decisions. This book is for many readers: for psychiatrists who recognize the daily challenges in treating patients; for primary care physicians who identify psychiatric disorders in their patients; for non-medically-trained mental health professionals who want a more sophisticated understanding of psychopharmacology; and even for patients who want and need a better understanding of the medications their doctors have prescribed them.

Clinical Geriatric Psychopharmacology

Author: Carl Salzman
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781743808
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Thoroughly updated for its Fourth Edition, this volume is the most authoritative clinical reference on the pharmacologic treatment of psychiatric disorders in elderly patients. This edition provides complete information on new psychotropic drugs, new uses for established drugs, and clinically relevant advances in the neurosciences. Four new chapters cover genes, pharmacokinetics, and their impact on prescribing; new cognitive-enhancing strategies and drugs; late-life depression and physical illness; and depression and cardiac disease in late life. The book offers detailed guidelines—including drug names, dosages, and prescribing recommendations—for pharmacologic treatment of specific disorders. Chapters include clinical vignettes and tables presenting current clinical trial data. Appendices provide succinct information on prescribing and drug interactions.

Pharmacotherapy for Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Disorders

Author: David Rosenberg
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0824743857
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Second Edition of Pharmacotherapy for Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Disorders contains new and expanded chapters on combination therapy pharmacoepidemiology pharmacoeconomics current social, ethical, and legal issues surrounding the administration of psychostimulants and antidepressants to children and teenagers serotonin reuptake inhibitors and discusses techniques to select the most appropriate drug and dosing schedule methods to adjust safely and tailor medical treatments for children during various stages of growth and development the effect of psychoactive drugs on cardiac function Offering nearly 3000 contemporary references to facilitate further research, Pharmacotherapy for Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Disorders, Second Edition is a timely and authoritative guide suitable for psychiatrists, psychologists, pediatricians, pharmaceutical and behavioral scientists, clinical neurologists, primary care physicians, social workers, and graduate and medical school students in these disciplines.

Managing the Side Effects of Psychotropic Medications Second Edition

Author: Joseph F. Goldberg, M.D., M.S.
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
ISBN: 1585624888
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Information about new psychotropic drugs, a summary of advances in knowledge about identifiable risk factors for adverse effects, and updated recommendations on viable "antidote" management strategies -- including novel pharmacotherapies for tardive dyskinesia and newer agents for weight loss -- are among the features of this new, second edition of Managing the Side Effects of Psychotropic Medications. Where other psychopharmacology textbooks -- and, indeed, most internships and residencies in psychiatry -- lack a solid basis in primary care medicine, this guide bridges that educational gap, offering a thorough examination of all the effects of taking a psychotropic drug as well practical clinical advice on how to manage complications that arise. The book is divided into three parts: The first deals with global issues that affect the assessment and formulation of possible adverse effects, as well as with pertinent concepts related to basic pharmacology, physiology, and medical monitoring. The second part presents information organized by individual organ systems or specific medical circumstances. The final part focuses on summary recommendations covering all the material presented in the book and is followed by helpful appendixes and self-assessment questions and resources for practitioners. This new edition includes: * Updated summaries about what psychiatrists should know regarding drug-drug interactions, iatrogenic cardiac arrhythmias, drug pressor effects and orthostatic hypotension, and drug rashes; as well as updated discussions on avoiding lithium nephrotoxicity, handling adverse effect emergencies, and understanding new FDA classifications about drug safety during pregnancy* An expanded discussion on the strengths and limitations of pharmacogenetic testing to predict adverse drug effects, as well as information about new treatments for sexual dysfunction, sleep disturbances, cognitive complaints, and other maladies* Revised summary tables to aid rapid assessment and management* An expanded section on supplemental resources* An updated and expanded self-assessment section with more key questions Busy clinicians will find in Managing the Side Effects of Psychotropic Medications an accessible reference that provides both scientific and scholarly discussion of the consequences of drug therapies they may prescribe (or avoid), the range of available strategies to effectively manage adverse effects, and the scientific and practical implications of their treatment decisions.

Philosophy of Psychopharmacology

Author: Dan J. Stein
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107402959
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Psychotropic agents have been effective for the treatment of the emotional, and cognitive symptoms of serious psychiatric disorders. At the same time, the availability of such agents raises questions about the appropriate use of what might be termed 'smart pills', 'happy pills', or 'pep pills'. This volume argues that developments in modern psychopharmacology raise a range of important philosophical questions, and may ultimately change the way we think about ourselves. It provides a framework for addressing important philosophical issues in psychiatry and psychopharmacology. The approach is a naturalistic one, drawing on theory and data from modern cognitive-affective neuroscience and attempts to address objective and subjective aspects of psychiatric disorders, to integrate our knowledge of mechanisms and meanings, and to provide a balanced view of the good and the bad of psychotropics.

Clinical handbook of psychotropic drugs

Author: Kalyna Z. Bezchlibnyk-Butler
Publisher: Hogrefe & Huber Pub
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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The Clinical Handbook has become a standard reference and working tool for thousands of psychiatrists, psychologists, physicians, nurses, and other mental health professionals. This book is a must for everyone who needs an up-to-date, easy-to-use, comprehensive summary of all the most relevant information about psychotropic drugs: - Find clear advice about medication options and precautions - Look up details of a range of treatment options in easy-to-read comparison charts - Check up on the precautions needed in the young, the elderly, or pregnant patients - See potential interactions and side effects at a glance - And much, much more Widely regarded as the best practical guide on the market, the Clinical Handbook presents readers with reliable, easy-to-find, state-of-the-art information. With its spiral-bound horizontal page format, succinct, bulleted outline information, clearly laid out comparison charts and tables, and comprehensive index of generic and trade names - all the latest scientific data, clinical guidelines, and patient instructions are uniquely accessible in the Clinical Handbook.

Psychopharmacology Problem Solving Principles and Practices to Get It Right

Author: F. Scott Kraly
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 039370971X
Format: PDF, Docs
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At last, a clinician’s guidebook to prescription dilemmas. Psychotropic medications prescribed to treat mental disorders have become increasingly commonplace over the past half century, but the decision-making process for doing so continues to lack real clarity. Clinicians and patients alike face new challenges and questions thanks to the increasing availability of these drugs: When is the right time to prescribe something? Can I predict which drug will help this individual? When do I consider changing a medication? How do I assess whether a drug’s side effects make it worthwhile or not? The response to these challenging questions is not to stop medicating altogether. Psychotropic medications are useful clinical tools. But now more than ever we must consider what it means to medicate judiciously. It is time to slow down, pause, maybe even back up a bit, and reconsider how and why various drugs should be prescribed and monitored for success. The goal of this book is to encourage prudent, informed, and appropriate use of psychotropic medications—to encourage use that is respectful and aware of the strengths and limitations of these drugs. By presenting some fundamental principles of pharmacology as they apply to the clinical treatment of patients, and by offering practical, big-picture prescribing recommendations, Psychopharmacology Problem Solving helps to unravel an increasingly complex decision-making process. The first part of the book offers guidelines to keep in mind when working toward making informed choices regarding drug therapy. The second part of the book offers select examples of behavioral problems and psychological disorders—including addiction, obesity, schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, and ADHD—to illustrate how the principles or recommendations presented in Part I actually play out. The book concludes by considering the persistent problems and challenges that we face in our current and future use of psychotropic medications. Taking a hard look at the extraordinary and increasing trust clinicians, patients, and families of patients place in drug therapy for mental illness, this book gives readers an evidence-based anchor to help them make the right decisions.

Mental Health and Mental Disorders An Encyclopedia of Conditions Treatments and Well Being 3 volumes

Author: Len Sperry
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440803838
Format: PDF, Docs
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Serving as an indispensable resource for students and general-interest readers alike, this three-volume work provides a comprehensive view of mental health that covers both mental well-being and mental illness. • Provides exhaustive content that affords readers a holistic understanding of mental health and mental disorders • Features extensive cross-referencing that allows readers to easily see connections and relationships between different entries • Offers end-of-entry further readings that serve as a gateway to additional information for study • Reflects on common perceptions and portrayals of mental health through a variety of pop culture-oriented entries that focus on subjects such as television shows and movies

Psychosocial Interventions for Mental and Substance Use Disorders

Author: Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309316979
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Mental health and substance use disorders affect approximately 20 percent of Americans and are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Although a wide range of evidence-based psychosocial interventions are currently in use, most consumers of mental health care find it difficult to know whether they are receiving high-quality care. Although the current evidence base for the effects of psychosocial interventions is sizable, subsequent steps in the process of bringing a psychosocial intervention into routine clinical care are less well defined. Psychosocial Interventions for Mental and Substance Use Disorders details the reasons for the gap between what is known to be effective and current practice and offers recommendations for how best to address this gap by applying a framework that can be used to establish standards for psychosocial interventions. The framework described in Psychosocial Interventions for Mental and Substance Use Disorders can be used to chart a path toward the ultimate goal of improving the outcomes. The framework highlights the need to (1) support research to strengthen the evidence base on the efficacy and effectiveness of psychosocial interventions; (2) based on this evidence, identify the key elements that drive an intervention's effect; (3) conduct systematic reviews to inform clinical guidelines that incorporate these key elements; (4) using the findings of these systematic reviews, develop quality measures - measures of the structure, process, and outcomes of interventions; and (5) establish methods for successfully implementing and sustaining these interventions in regular practice including the training of providers of these interventions. The recommendations offered in this report are intended to assist policy makers, health care organizations, and payers that are organizing and overseeing the provision of care for mental health and substance use disorders while navigating a new health care landscape. The recommendations also target providers, professional societies, funding agencies, consumers, and researchers, all of whom have a stake in ensuring that evidence-based, high-quality care is provided to individuals receiving mental health and substance use services.