Psychopharmacology: A Concise Overview, 3rd Edition discusses and reviews currently available psychiatric medications and their evidence-supported use in current clinical ...
Psychopharmacology: A Concise Overview, 3rd Edition
discusses and reviews currently available psychiatric medications and their evidence-supported use in current clinical practice. It discusses the therapeutic uses of antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications, antipsychotics, mood stabilizers, stimulants, and other medications for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), as well as medicines for substance use disorders. It reviews the medications’ mechanisms of action, therapeutic effects, potential drug–drug interactions and short- and long-term adverse effects and risks. It includes sections on complementary and alternative pharmacotherapies as well as on emerging therapies. Every chapter includes an in-depth discussion of the clinical use of the reviewed classes of medications as they are used for the alleviation of their target psychiatric disorders, such as depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, ADHD, and opioid, alcohol, and tobacco use disorders. Treatment challenges and controversies are reviewed. In addition, each chapter discusses the use of these medications in other psychiatric and medical conditions as well. Each chapter also discusses the use of these medications in women of childbearing age, especially in light of pregnancy and breastfeeding considerations. Finally, each chapter includes a table that provides each reviewed medicine’s generic and brand names, usual adult doses, pertinent clinical comments, black box warnings, and Food and Drug Administration indications. This book provides a concise and accessible overview that would be helpful to medical students, psychiatric residents, psychiatrists, primary care physicians, clinical nurse specialists, and nonmedical mental health practitioners.Less