Fundamentals of Clinical Psychopharmacology (4th New edition)

Fundamentals of Clinical Psychopharmacology (4th New edition)

By: Ian M. Anderson (editor), R. Hamish McAllister-Williams (editor)Paperback

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Fundamentals of Clinical Psychopharmacology provides up-to-date, evidence-based and unbiased information about psychopharmacology. It spans the range of the discipline, from mode of action and side effects of drugs to meta-analyses of clinical trials. It is anchored to practice guidelines produced by the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and the British Association for Psychopharmacology (BAP). Care has been taken to provide an international perspective that makes it equally useful to practitioners in the US and other countries. The book grew out of BAP courses that set the standard for professional psychopharmacological education in the UK. This latest edition is fully updated and provides, in a concise and easy-to-read format, key facts about currently used psychotropic drugs, set in the context of the neuroscience of the disorders they treat. It also includes a new chapter on the principles of psychiatric prescribing. Key references, including the clinical studies discussed, are provided at the end of the chapter along with suggestions for further reading. Intended to be a frequently updated, affordable, concise and practical resource, it meets the needs of trainees and practitioners seeking to keep abreast of the state of the art in psychopharmacology.

About Author

Edited by Ian M. Anderson, BA, MA, MBBS, MD, MRCP(UK), FRCPsych, is a professor of psychiatry in the Neuroscience and Psychiatry Unit at the University of Manchester, UK. He also is an honorary consultant psychiatrist at the Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust, UK. Dr. Anderson founded the Specialist Service for Affective Disorders in Manchester and was its director until 2011. His research interests include the aetiology and treatment of mood disorders, the mechanism of action of antidepressants and evidence-based psychiatry. He chaired the guideline development group for the 2009 update of the NICE depression clinical guideline and is an author on several consensus treatment guidelines from the British Association for Psychopharmacology (BAP). He is a past general secretary of the BAP. R. Hamish McAllister-Williams, BSc, MBChB, PhD, MD, FRCPsych, is a reader in clinical psychopharmacology at the Institute of Neuroscience in Newcastle University, UK. He is also an honorary consultant psychiatrist in the Regional Affective Disorders Service at the Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust, UK. Dr. McAllister-Williams is the lead consultant in the tertiary level Regional Affective Disorders Service based in Newcastle for patients with treatment-refractory mood disorders. His research focuses on the pathophysiology and treatment of both bipolar and unipolar affective disorders, and he is an author of the British Association for Psychopharmacology (BAP) consensus guidelines for treating depression. He is a past general secretary of the BAP and was appointed its director of education in 2012.


Neuropharmacology and Drug Action Sarah E. Gartside and Charles A. Marsden Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics Ian M. Anderson Antipsychotics Frances Cheng, Peter B. Jones and Peter S. Talbot Antidepressants and ECT Chris Smart, Ian M. Anderson and R. Hamish McAllister-Williams `Mood Stabilisers' and Other Treatments for Bipolar Disorder Allan H. Young and Sarah C. Wooderson Anxiolytic and Hypnotic Drugs David S. Baldwin and Nupur Tiwari Drugs of Abuse Anne Lingford-Hughes and Mark Daglish Drugs for Dementia and Cognitive Impairment Mehran Javeed, Ian M. Anderson and Iracema Leroi Drugs Used for Personality Disorders and Behavioural Disturbance Birgit A. Voellm and Ian M. Anderson Drug Treatments for Child and Adolescent Disorders David R. Coghill Prescribing in Clinical Practice Peter M. Haddad and Angelika Wieck Clinical Trial Methodology Stephen M. Lawrie and R. Hamish McAllister-Williams

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781498718943
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 280
  • ID: 9781498718943
  • weight: 522
  • ISBN10: 1498718949
  • edition: 4th New edition

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