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Psychopharmacology in medical practice 

Psychopharmacology in medical practice
Psychopharmacology in medical practice

Philip J. Cowen



Chapter reviewed in March 2014—minor changes made.

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date: 19 September 2021

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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