Clinical Handbook of Psychotropic Drugs

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Fully updated and expanded, in full color with intuitive icons throughout, packed with new and expanded comparison charts, and with patient handouts as printable PDFs the classic reference to psychotropic medications is now more userfriendly than ever!
The Clinical Handbook of Psychotropic Drugs has become a standard reference and practical tool for psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, pharmacists, psychologists, physicians,
and all mental health professionals. The new and fully updated 19th edition
retains all the practical features for which the Clinical Handbook is renowned:
Independent, unbiased
Packed with unique comparison charts (dosages, side effects, pharmacokinetics,
interactions...) that allow you to see at a glance which medication is the most
suitable for each patient
Instantly recognizable icons and full color throughout, allowing you to find at a
glance all the information you seek
The latest information on newly released drugs, adverse effects, approved indications
(see below for details)
Succinct, bulleted information on all classes of medication: classification, available
products (including US and Canadian trade names), on- and off-label indications
(US FDA and Canada); pharmacology, dosing, pharmacokinetics; adverse effects,
precautions, contraindications, toxicity; lab tests, precautions in young, old, and
pregnant patients, nursing implications; drug interactions; patient instructions
... all you need to know for each class of drug!
The latest information on Herbal and Natural Products, Unapproved Treatments,
ECT, BLT, rTMS
Patient handouts as printable PDFs
New in this edition:
Substantial updates on antipsychotic dosages (2nd generation)
Pharmacogenomics information for dementia drugs
Recent drugs / preparations added, such as Forfivo (bupropion), Levate (amitriptyline),
Impril (imipramine pamoate), Mazepine (carbamazepine), Stavzor
(valproate), Gralise (gabapentin), Horizant (gabapentin enacarbil), Trokendi XR
(topiramate)
Revised classification of antidepressants: vilazodone (Viibryd) as Serotonin-1A
Agonist/Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor

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The best handbook pf psychotropics I've ever read. Practical, succinct, and better than anything else available."
The comparison charts are easy to use and unique to this handbook and help me select the right medication for the patient. --Carl Anderson, MD, Private Practice, Bronx, NY

The Clinical Handbook of Psychotropic Drugs is intended as a handy guide for practitioners rather than an in-depth guide for researchers.
Information on each drug or group of drugs is compressed into a few brief clear sentences, which are colour-coded... This compact arrangement makes the book very easy to use for quick reference purposes.
There are printable PDF files of patient information sheets, which could prove extremely useful for handing out to service users and carers. Most clinical, medical or nursing libraries will have enthusiastic users for this book. --Martin Guha, former Librarian, King s College London, Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK, in Reference Reviews, Vol. 28, 2014

(A) user-friendly and practical resource guide for using psychotropic drugs in any setting. ... As a psychiatrist who routinely prescribes medications, I find this handbook invaluable. ... It is the most comprehensive book on this topic that I have come across. --Corey Goldstein, MD (Rush University Medical Center) in Doody's Listings and Reviews, Dec. 2013

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