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Psychopharmacology in medical practice 

Psychopharmacology in medical practice

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Psychopharmacology in medical practice
Author(s):

Philip J. Cowen

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.260601_update_001

Update:

Chapter reviewed in March 2014—minor changes made.

Updated on 29 May 2014. The previous version of this content can be found here.
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date: 19 August 2017

Psychotropic drugs play an indispensable role in the treatment of severe psychiatric illness such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. They are often used to treat other conditions, particularly depression and anxiety disorders, but for these disorders nondrug treatments are effective and—if available—are often preferred by patients....

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