Essential Guide to Psychiatric Drugs

ISBN-10: 0312368798
ISBN-13: 9780312368791
Edition: 4th 2007 (Revised)
Authors: Jack M. Gorman
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Book details

List price: $22.99
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 12/10/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Since its hardcover publication in 1990, Dr. Jack Gorman's The Essential Guide to Psychiatric Drugs has become the classic book of its kind, an accessible and easy-to-read handbook that contains everything consumers need to know about psychiatric medications. The text, geared for both the public and the therapist alike, is an authoritative guide that allows patients and their families to understand the full implications of any psychiatric drug that has been prescribed. Dr. Gorman has thoroughly updated this edition to include listings for six new antidepressants similar to Prozac; three revolutionary drug treatments for schizophrenia; Depakote, the most recent alternative to lithium for controlling manic-depression; and the latest treatments for anxiety disorders.

Tables
Who Should Use This Book and How Should It Be Used?
Acknowledgments
Introduction to the Fourth Edition
Drug Directory
Essential Information About Psychiatric Drugs
Be an Informed Consumer!
How Do I Know If I Need a Psychiatric Drug?
Psychotherapy, Drugs, or Both?
How Do I Get Psychiatric Drugs?
What Are Side Effects?
How Long Should I Take a Psychiatric Drug?
Psychiatric Drug Reference Guide
Drugs Used to Treat Depression
Drugs Used to Treat Anxiety
Drugs Used to Treat Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depression)
Drugs Used to Treat Schizophrenia
Sleeping Pills
Drugs Used to Treat Drug Abuse
Special Topics About Psychiatric Drugs
Treating the Violent Patient
Family, Environment, and Genetics
Weight Loss and Weight Gain
Sex and Psychiatric Drugs
Treating the Elderly
Psychiatric Drugs and Pregnancy
AIDS: Dealing with Psychiatric Problems
Adult Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Generic Versus Brand: What's in a Name?
Can We Trust Drug Companies?
How Psychiatric Drugs Work
A Final Note
Glossary of Terms
Suggestions for Further Reading
Index

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