Evidence-Based Psychopharmacology

ISBN-10: 0521531888
ISBN-13: 9780521531887
Edition: 2005
List price: $101.00
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Book details

List price: $101.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/21/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 380
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

This book presents a comprehensive overview of recent advances in evidence-based pharmacological treatment of psychiatric disorders. There have been very significant developments in our understanding of the methods for systematically reviewing literature, assessing clinical trials and optimising decision making. The book explores these issues and applies the lessons learned to the practical management of major psychiatric conditions, addressing issues such as selecting the best first-line psychopharmacological intervention for a particular disorder, how long a particular intervention should be continued, and identifying the next-best treatment strategy should the first agent fail. Conditions covered include, amongst others, depression, schizophrenia, panic, PTSD, OCD, ADHD and eating disorders. The potential for complications as a result of adverse interactions between drugs is also examined. These issues lie at the heart of clinical psychopharmacology and the book will therefore appeal to all practising clinicians, whether in a primary care or a specialist mental health setting.

Jon E. Grant, M.D., M.P.H., J.D.,is Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota.Dan J. Stein, M.D., Ph.D.,is Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health at the University of Cape Town in Cape Town, South Africa.Douglas Woods, Ph.D., is Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.Nancy J. Keuthen, Ph.D.,is Associate Professor of Psychology (Psychiatry) at Harvard Medical School; Co-Director of the Trichotillomania Clinic and Research Unit; and Chief Psychologist in the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Clinic and Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.

List of contributors
Preface
Introduction
Evidence-based pharmacotherapy of major depressive disorder
Evidence-based pharmacotherapy of bipolar disorder
Evidence-based pharmacotherapy of schizophrenia
Evidence-based pharmacotherapy of generalized anxiety disorder
Evidence-based pharmacotherapy of panic disorder
Evidence-based pharmacotherapy of posttraumatic stress disorder
Evidence-based pharmacotherapy of social anxiety disorder
Evidence-based pharmacotherapy of obsessive-compulsive disorder
Evidence-based pharmacotherapy of eating disorders
Evidence-based pharmacotherapy of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
Evidence-based pharmacotherapy of Alzheimer's disease
Drug interactions

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