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cover image - Psychiatric Drugs Explained,Elsevier E-Book on VitalSource,7th Edition
ISBN: 9780702083921
Publication Date: 05-20-2022
Page Count: 356
Imprint: Elsevier
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Psychiatric Drugs Explained,Elsevier E-Book on VitalSource, 7th Edition

by David Healy, MD, FRCPsych

Elsevier eBook on VitalSource

cover image - Psychiatric Drugs Explained,Elsevier E-Book on VitalSource,7th Edition
ISBN: 9780702083921
Publication Date: 05-20-2022
Page Count: 356
Imprint: Elsevier


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Psychiatric Drugs Explained offers a wealth of evidence-based information on psychiatric drugs in an easy-to-use format that can be quickly referenced in the clinical setting.

Written by internationally recognised author Dr David Healy, the book provides a comprehensive review of drug effects, action and side-effects. There is an emphasis on the lived experience of patients, providing the reader with a sense of what the adverse effects of drugs might feel like to those who use them.

A reader-friendly approach and clear layout, with information organised by disorder, make this popular title accessible and useful not only to nursing staff, but to all members of the multidisciplinary team.

    • Quick reference guide suitable for all members of the multidisciplinary team
    • Helpful boxes on user issues make potential complications easy to spot
    • Distinctive, reader-friendly style helps the reader understand the benefits and impacts of psychotropic drugs
    • New topics include management of dependence disorders, stimulants and drugs for children, cognitive impairment and sleep disorders
    • The only book with detailed coverage of the sexual side effects of psychiatric drugs and the abusive prescribing of prescription drugs
  • Section 1 Management of the psychoses

    2 The antipsychotics

    3 Antipsychotic side effects and their management


    Section 2 Management of depression

    4 The antidepressants

    5 Side effects of antidepressants


    Section 3 Management of bipolar disorders

    6 Management of acute bipolar disorder

    7 Mood-stabilisers


    Section 4 Stimulants & Drugs for children

    8 Stimulants & Drugs for children


    Section 5 Management of anxiety

    8 The anxiety disorders

    10 Benzodiazepine anxiolytics

    11 Anxiolysis and the serotonin system

    12 Beta-blockers and anxiety


    Section 6 Management of sleep disorders and insomnia

    13 Sleep disorders and insomnia

    14 Non-pharmacological management of insomnia

    15 Hypnotics

    16 Sedatives


    Section 7 Management of cognitive impairment

    17 Cognitive enhancement and the dementias

    18 Cognitive enhancement and neuroprotection


    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


    Section 9 Management of dependence and withdrawal

    21 Dependence & Withdrawal

    22 Dependence & Craving

    23 Dependence & Protracted Withdrawal


    Section 10 Consent, abuse and liability

    24 Consent

    25 Pharmacological abuse


    Section 11 The marketing of tranquillity

    26 The ethical industry

    27 Evidence-biased care

    28 Marketing & Risk

    29 From healthcare to pharmageddon

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


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