Handbook of Essential Psychopharmacology

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The "Handbook of Essential Psychopharmacology" is both a clinical reference for experienced clinicians and a teaching tool and manual for residents, especially those preparing for the psychiatry board examinations. This guide provides basic facts about psychotropic drugs, including dosage, indications and drug interactions. Each chapter summarizes information about one of the four major drug classes: antidepressants, antipsychotics, antioxidants/sedative-hypnotics and mood stabilizers. Each chapter also provides: a brief overview; tables and graphs for quick clinical consultation; a question and answer section and clinical vignettes designed to test the reader's comprehension; and a comprehensive reference list.

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Handbook of Essential Psychopharmacology, Second Edition, provides an indispensable guide to vital information in the rapidly expanding field of psychopharmacology. The updated edition of this popular handbook will continue to be a reference that is simply the essential starting point in psychopharmacology for residents and experienced clinicians alike.

Busy residents and clinicians will find a quick, current, and accessible guide to basic facts about the four main groups of psychotropic medications, including dosages, indications, and drug interactions. Retaining the easy-to-use structure of the first edition, this update begins with an all-new introductory chapter designed to equip the reader with a basic understanding of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics. Four subsequent chapters summarize critical information about antidepressants, antipsychotics, anxiolytics, and mood stabilizers.

With its wealth of tables and graphs for quick clinical consultation, unique self-instruction sets of questions and answers, fascinating vignettes and puzzlers, extensive references, and -- new to this edition -- an invaluable appendix of fifty questions and answers, this truly essential guide is a handy clinical reference for experienced clinicians, an ideal teaching tool for educators, and a useful resource for residents, especially those preparing for the psychiatry board examinations.

About the Author:

Ronald W. Pies, M.D., is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine and Lecturer on Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts.

Donald P. Rogers, Pharm.D., B.C.P.S., is Assistant Professor of Pharmacy at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in Manchester, New Hampshire.

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