Essential Psychopharmacology: the Prescriber's Guide (Essential Psychopharmacology Series)

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9780521011693: Essential Psychopharmacology: the Prescriber's Guide (Essential Psychopharmacology Series)

Illustrated in full color throughout and including the now famous icons, this latest addition to the Essential Psychopharmacology collection presents pragmatic guidance to clinicians. Stephen Stahl includes all the information a prescriber needs to treat patients effectively by devoting four pages to each of the 100 psychotropic drugs he covers. The information comes in four categories for each drug: therapeutics, side effects, special populations, and tips and pearls. Therapeutics covers the brands of drug, class of drug, and how the drug works. Side effects covers the nature and significance of notable side effects. Special populations covers renal impairment, hepatic impairment, cardiac impairment, the elderly, children and adolescents, and women (childbearing, pregnancy, breast feeding, perimenopause, menopause). Tips and pearls covers best augmention/combining, potential advantages, potential disadvantages, pearls, dosing tips, and suggested reading. Each element has a target icon so the prescriber can easily and instantly access the information needed. A comprehensive index lists both generic and proprietary names for the featured drugs. Previous Edition Hb (2002): 0-521-64154-3 Previous Edition Pb (2002): 0-521-64615-4

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This pragmatic, full-color guide for prescribers gives essential information for over 100 psychotropic drugs in five categories: general therapeutics, dosing and use, side effects, special populations, and pearls. Key elements have target icons for easy location. Indices give generic and proprietary drug names, and generic drugs by use and class.

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Stephen M. Stahl is Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California at San Diego School of Medicine. He has conducted numerous research projects awarded by the National Institute of Mental Health, the Veterans Administration, and the pharmaceutical industry. The author of more than 300 articles and chapters, Stephen M. Stahl is an internationally recognized clinician, researcher, and teacher in psychiatry with subspecialty expertise in psychopharmacology.

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