Handbook of Psychiatric Drugs Paperback – May 16 2006
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"...an excellent little book...small enough that busy clinicians can easily read it cover to cover." (Psychiatric Times, June 2007)
"…a basic guide to drugs used to treat mental disorders…at a reasonable cost and in a handy format." (American Reference Books Annual, March 2007)
"…a welcome addition…well-written, easy to use, and thorough in its coverage…psychiatry residents as well as practicing clinicians will find this a useful, quick referral source." (Doody's Health Services)
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Handbook of Psychiatric Drugs is a comprehensive, clear, concise, quick reference to psychiatric drug therapies, designed to guide the clinician on the selection and implementation of treatment for mental illness.
Each chapter is organised by drug class and follows a standard format for ease of use. Concise sections on pharmacology and indications for use are followed by detailed information on drug selection, initiation and maintenance of treatment and withdrawal. Adverse effects, contraindications and drug interactions are also reviewed in detail, along with issues such as treatment resistance and treatment evaluation.
Handbook of Psychiatric Drugs is an invaluable resource for all clinicians who use psychiatric drugs to treat medical and psychiatric illness.See all Product Description
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There is an index. Each chapter is easy to read, comprehensive and cites current research. The book is easy to carry around and refer to, with numerous tables and charts. I carry it with me when working the ER and evaluating psychiatric and substance abusing patients who are taking medications or probably need to be taking them...
I gave it 5 stars because of all that one gets for the price (I paid $25 for it when it first came out, plus free shipping/handling so that was a great buy). I notice that the price has already increased by $2.50. Still, this is a good buy for the money. There are many other current psychopharmacolgy texts that are more detailed but also much more expensive. For something cheaper (just the necessary facts) try the book by Albers and colleagues. This book stands in the middle, so to speak, and as such is a solid piece of work and a worthwhile purchase. Recommended.
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