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cover image - Psychiatric Drugs Explained,6th Edition
ISBN: 9780702045080
Page Count: 360
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
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Psychiatric Drugs Explained, 6th Edition

by David Healy, MD, FRCPsych

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cover image - Psychiatric Drugs Explained,6th Edition
ISBN: 9780702045080
Page Count: 360
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
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Now in its sixth edition, and written by an author internationally recognised in his field, Psychiatric Drugs Explained offers a wealth of information in a handy easy-to-use format. Organised by disorder, and providing a comprehensive review of drug effects, action and side-effects, this fully updated new edition covers the latest drugs on the market, and explores changes in prescribing practice.

The author’s approach is distinctive and reader-friendly, to help guide mental health professionals through the benefits and impacts of psychotropic drugs. Additional topics include management of disorders including stimulants and drugs for children, cognitive impairment and sleep disorders.

    • Includes management of disorders including stimulants and drugs for children, cognitive impairment and sleep disorders
    • Gives particular focus on areas that are of major concern to mental health practitioners including management of dependence and withdrawal and issues of consent, abuse and liability
    • ‘User Issues’ boxes highlight the most crucial aspects of drug effects and their implications
    • Key references point the reader to the most up-to-date research and literature in the field
    • Fresh design and updated artwork gives added appeal to the volume
    • Organised by disorder this new edition now covers the latest drugs on the market and explores changes in prescribing practice
    • Includes updated references pointing the reader to the most recent research and literature in the field
  • Foreword

    Preface to the Sixth Edition

    Introduction

    1 The Person on Treatment

    Section 1 Management of the psychoses

    2 The antipsychotics

    3 Antipsychotic side effects and their management

    References

    Section 2 Management of depression

    4 The antidepressants

    5 Side effects of antidepressants

    References

    Section 3 Management of bipolar disorders

    6 Management of acute bipolar disorder

    7 Mood-stabilisers

    References

    Section 4 Stimulants & Drugs for children

    8 Stimulants & Drugs for children

    References

    Section 5 Management of anxiety

    8 The anxiety disorders

    10 Benzodiazepine anxiolytics

    11 Anxiolysis and the serotonin system

    12 Beta-blockers and anxiety

    References

    Section 6 Management of sleep disorders and insomnia

    13 Sleep disorders and insomnia

    14 Non-pharmacological management of insomnia

    15 Hypnotics

    16 Sedatives

    References

    Section 7 Management of cognitive impairment

    17 Cognitive enhancement and the dementias

    18 Cognitive enhancement and neuroprotection

    References

    Section 8 Management of sexual difficulties

    19 The range of sexual difficulties

    20 Effects of drugs on aspects of sexual functioning

    Appendix 20.1 Male sexual functioning questionnaire

    Appendix 20.2 Female sexual functioning questionnaire

    References

    Section 9 Management of dependence and withdrawal

    21 Dependence & Withdrawal

    22 Dependence & Craving

    23 Dependence & Protracted Withdrawal

    References

    Section 10 Consent, abuse and liability

    24 Consent

    25 Pharmacological abuse

    References

    Section 11 The marketing of tranquillity

    26 The ethical industry

    27 Evidence-biased care

    28 Marketing & Risk

    29 From healthcare to pharmageddon

    References

    Appendix: Mental health websites

    Index

  • David Healy, MD, FRCPsych, Director, North Wales Department of Psychological Medicine, College of Medicine, Cardiff University, Bangor, UK
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