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  • Paperback: 648 pages
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Co., Inc.; 1 edition (Aug. 29 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0826195954
  • ISBN-13: 978-0826195951
  • Product Dimensions: 3.8 x 17.8 x 26 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 Kg
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This is the only advanced practice guide to provide an overview of the majorDSM-IV-TRdisorders across the lifespan and complete clinical guidelines for their psychopharmacologic management. It has been compiled by expert practitioners in psychiatric care and is designed for use by nurse practitioners and other primary caregivers in clinical practice.

The guide is organized in an easy-to-access format with disorders for which drugs can play a significant therapeutic role. The listing for each disorder includes clinical features and symptoms, as well as information about the most current and effective drugs for management. A clearly formatted table identifies the first and second lines of drug therapy along with adjunctive therapies for each disorder. Drugs are organized according to classification, and each listing provides the essential information needed to safely prescribe and monitor a patient's response to a particular drug. Brand and generic names, drug class, customary dosage, side effects, drug interactions, pharmacokinetics, precautions, and management of special populations are addressed. Convenient, practical, and portable, this guide will be a welcome and frequently used resource.

Key Features:

  • Presents psychopharmacological treatment guidelines for majorDSM-IV-TRdisorders and parameters for use of each drug
  • Prioritizes drugs according to their clinical efficacy and recommended treatment algorithms
  • Includes brand and generic names, customary dosages, side effects, drug interactions, pharmacokinetics, precautions, and management of special populations
  • Provides easy-to-read tables for quick clinical consultation
  • Offers information on clinical algorithms, lab evaluation, and preventive services


    About the Author

    Jacqueline Rhoads, PhD, ACNP-BC, ANP-C, PMHNP-BE, GNP-BE, is Professor of Nursing at University of Texas University at Galveston Health Science Center School of Nursing, former Adjunct Professor at Tulane University School of Public Health in New Orleans, former Adult Nurse Practitioner at Odyssey House Free Clinic in New Orleans and the US Army-Reserve Command in Washington, DC. Dr. Rhoads has taught in nurse practitioner programs since 1994. She has been awarded major research funding for a variety of research projects, including $1.5M Tri-Service Dept of Defense Combat Readiness project, two HRSA grants ($1M CRNA Specialization project and $600,000 CRNA & NP Distance Ed Program) and a $150,000 Role Delineation Study: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner grant from ANCC. She has been Primary Investigator for research on behalf of March of Dimes, United Way, NONPF and the Military. Dr. Rhoads earned her PhD from the Univ of Texas, Austin and has earned post-Master's degrees in Acute Care NP, Community Health Primary Care Adult NP, Gerontology NP, and Psych Mental Health NP. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of NPs, and was awarded numerous commendations and medals for meritorious service in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps, including the Bronze Star Medal, US Army Meritorious Service Commendation, Army Commendation Medal (11 times!), the Viet Nam Service Medal, and numerous academic and teaching awards, including Outstanding Faculty Award (undergraduate and graduate), STT Care Award, Outstanding demonstration of research and practice award, Teaching Excellence Award Nomination, Commander of Outstanding Reserve Unit Award and lastly, Reserve Nurse of the Year (Am Assoc of Military Surgeons of the US, 1997 & 1998). Dr. Rhoads has authored three books for major nursing publishers as well as numerous articles.

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HASH(0x99de409c) out of 5 stars Errors, errors, errors....and more errors Aug. 14 2015
By Brett - Published on
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Multiple errors and omissions throughout the book. An unreliable resource that may even lead some providers astray. A few examples:
- PTSD missing entirely
- Adjustment Disorder erroneously labeled as a "Dissociative Disorder"
- Lists "fluoxetine maleate" as Luvox when "fluoxetine" is Prozac and Luvox is "fluvoxamine maleate"
- Lists DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for Asperger's syndrome when Asperger's syndrome was taken out of the DSM-5
- Lists ADHD as being required to have presented with symptoms prior to the age of 7 when DSM-5 modified the age to 12
- Lists only 3 out of the 10 personality disorders
- Acute Stress Disorder missing entirely
- Erroneously lists OCD as an anxiety disorder when it was reclassified in DSM-5 to its own Obsessive-Compulsive & Related Disorders category
- Lists nefazodone (Serzone) as a 2nd-line antidepressant when Serzone was withdrawn from the US market due to hepatotoxicity
- Lists fluoxetine (Prozac) as separate from fluoxetine (Sarafem)
- On page 183 erroneously identifies Bupropion XL as a TCA
- Lists Tegretol & Topamax among those listed as the first-line agents for bipolar depression

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HASH(0x99c71864) out of 5 stars Good for what I needed it for April 20 2015
By Rose A Tempel - Published on
Format: Paperback
Good for what I needed it for, some sections have a lot of repetition of same information.
Condition of book was very good for the price.
HASH(0x9a630554) out of 5 stars Five Stars June 30 2015
By Tony D - Published on
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excellent! evidenced based practice format, condensed dsm-5. also includes medical legal pitfalls....