This succinct handbook provides students and practitioners with clinically relevant psychotropic drug information. The Eighth Edition is designed as a reference text that also teaches by delivering informative narrative text under standard headlines with references. Its focus goes beyond drug information to cover pharmacotherapy applications.
The book provides detailed, well-referenced, evidence-based information on a wide range of psychotropic drugs, including mood stabilizers, antidepressants, and antianxiety agents. This edition has new chapters on pediatric and geriatric psychopharmacotherapy; new content on antipsychotics, hypnotics, medications used in treating alcoholism and substance dependence, and electroconvulsive therapy; and new algorithms, appendices, and tables.
Antipsychotics Antidepressants Mood Stabilizers Anxiolytics and Hypnotics Psychotropic Drug Treatment of Alcohol and Drug Dependence Drug Interactions Management of Withdrawal Electroconvulsive Therapy Pharmacotherapy of Childhood and Adolescent Psychiatric Disorders Geriatric Psychopharmacotherapy