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Psychiatric Drugs Explained, 6th Edition


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  • Expected Release Date: 05.30.2016

Psychiatric Drugs Explained contains a clear and comprehensive guide to the uses, benefits and impact of psychotropic drugs. It explains how people taking the drugs experience their side effects compared to the benefits they may bring. The sixth edition has been fully revised and updated to include the latest thinking on the rationale for drug treatments to help mental health professionals and service users understand therapeutic decision making.

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      Now in its sixth edition, and written by an author internationally recognised in his field, Psychiatric Drugs Explained offers a wealth of information in a handy easy-to-use format. Organised by disorder, and providing a comprehensive review of drug effects, action and side-effects, this fully updated new edition covers the latest drugs on the market, and explores changes in prescribing practice.

      The author’s approach is distinctive and reader-friendly, to help guide mental health professionals through the benefits and impacts of psychotropic drugs. Additional topics include management of disorders including stimulants and drugs for children, cognitive impairment and sleep disorders. Other features include:

      • Gives particular focus on areas that are of major concern to mental health practitioners including management of dependence and withdrawal and issues of consent, abuse and liability
      •  ‘User Issues’ boxes highlight the most crucial aspects of drug effects and their implications
      • Key references point the reader to the most up-to-date research and literature in the field
      • Psychiatric Drugs Explained will be ideal for mental health nurses, MRCPsych students, as well as social workers in mental health, clinical psychologists, pharmacologists and pharmacology students, community mental health professionals and GPs, advocacy and user groups in mental health, users and their families.

Key Features

    * Organized by disorder
    * Comprehensive review of drug effects, action and side-effects
    * 'User issues' boxes to highlight particular problems experienced
    * Website addresses to allow searching for further information
    * Questionnaires to help assess side effects

Author Information

    By David Healy, MD, FRCPsych, Director, North Wales Department of Psychological Medicine, College of Medicine, Cardiff University, Bangor, UK

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Psychiatric Drugs Explained, 6th Edition
  • Paperback
  • Reference
  • 304 Pages
  • Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-4508-0
  • Copyright: 2014