Psychiatric Side Effects of Prescription and Over-The-counter Medications: Recognition and Management (With CD-ROM for Windows and Macintosh)

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Both prescription and non-prescription medications used in medicine and psychiatry can cause a varietyof problems for those taking them, both in terms of their behavior and their ability to think. The first book to thoroughly examine how to recognize and manage the psychological side-effects of these medicines, this exhaustive work also provides a fingertip source of vital information for everyone from psychiatrists, primary care doctors and other medical subspecialty practitioners to students, residents and general readers. Noted physicians Thomas Markham Brown and Alan Stoudemire cover all of the major medications used in medicine and psychiatry, with full chapters on such topics as:  Antipsychotics Antidepressants Lithium Anticonvulsants Anesthetic agents Sedative-Hypnotic and related agents Antibiotics Cardiovascular agents Antineoplastic agents Gastrointestinal agents Pulmonary agents Hematologic agents Antilipemic agents Drugs affecting the endocrine system Throughout this information-packed reference, the authors, noted physicians Thomas Markham Brown and Alan Stoudemire, cover all of the major medications used in medicine and psychiatry. They focus on the fundamental ways drugs cause cognitive toxicity and map strategies for clinical management. They also address the consequences of drug interactions and the basic pathophysiology of central nervous system toxicity. With the help of Psychiatric Side Effects of Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medications, readers will be able to quickly identify the ways drugs sometimes negatively affect behavior and ability to reason, and then determine the best practical course for treating those problems. A CD-ROM containing the complete contents of Psychiatric Side Effects of Prescription and Over the Counter Medications is included. Fully searchable, this CD-ROM is compatible on both MACINTOSH and WINDOWS systems.

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Thomas Markham Brown, M.D., is Associate Clinical Faculty in the Department of Psychiatry and Neurology at the Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana. - Alan Stoudemire, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry at Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia.

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This book has an engaging, fluid style and is a pleasure to dip into at random. Few could read it from cover to cover, largely because of the huge amount of information presented.... The CD-ROM wersion is particularly useful... this new publication represents a major advance in the identification and evaluation of drug-induced psychiatric effects. It is recommended for hospital pharmacy departments and practicing psychiatrists. The CD-ROM version is recommended for hospital and community networks where they exist. * British Journal of Psychiatry *

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