Life-Threatening Effects of Antipsychotic Drugs

Life-Threatening Effects of Antipsychotic Drugs

By: Robert Flanagan (editor), Kathlyn J. Ronaldson (editor), Peter Manu (editor)Hardback

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Life-Threatening Effects of Antipsychotic Drugs describes in detail more than 20 life-threatening effects associated with antipsychotics, presents the best available data on their incidence and case fatality, and gives comprehensive advice on diagnosis, management and preventive strategies. In addition, the book discusses the benefit of antipsychotic medication in a range of therapeutic indications, and demonstrates the gain in life-expectancy associated with clozapine use in severe mental illness despite its serious, potentially life-threatening adverse effects. * Covers cardiovascular, neurological, muscular, hematological, gastrointestinal, autonomic and metabolic effects* Gives advice on risk factors, confounding diagnoses and measures to minimise seriousness* Discusses clozapine rechallenge after each of its serious adverse reactions * Makes suggestions for optimum management of somatic disease in those with severe mental illness, to improve life-expectancy* Includes data on post-mortem considerations

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Peter Manu, MD is Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry at Hofstra University School of Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Clinical Medicine, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He aditionally serves as Director of Medical Services, Hillside Hospital, Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Prior to this, he served as the Medical Director, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Center at the University of Connecticut Health Center. In 2012 he received the Fulbright Specialist in Public/Global Health award from the U.S. Department of State. He is the author of 5 books, 68 journal articles, and 30 book chapters in psychiatry. He serves as an ad hoc reviewer for 38 journals in the areas of psychology, psychiatry, medicine, and pharmacology. Professor Bob Flanagan is Consultant Clinical Scientist and Director, Toxicology Unit, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Clinical Lead for Toxicology, Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. He has published over 200 scientific papers and four books. Particular interests have been treatment of mental illness especially as regards use of antipsychotics, notably clozapine, treatment of cancer, especially in respect of the use of tyrosine kinase inhibitors such as imatinib, and the diagnosis of substance abuse, especially misuse of volatiles such as butane. He led on toxicology training for the Association for Clinical Biochemistry for many years, and regularly advises medical professionals, police, coroners, and prosecution and defence lawyers on toxicological issues. He has also acted as a consultant to the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime, most recently as regards advising on methodology for the detection of drug-facilitated crime, and to the World Health Organization, notably in Serbia/Kosovo in 2007, and also in the Middle East and in India. He is immediate past-President of the British Academy of Forensic Sciences.

Product Details

  • publication date: 16/08/2016
  • ISBN13: 9780128033760
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 394
  • ID: 9780128033760
  • ISBN10: 0128033762

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