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Social Worker and Psychotropic Medication Toward Effective Collaboration with Mental Health Clients, Families, and Providers

ISBN-10: 0534365426
ISBN-13: 9780534365424
Edition: 2nd 2001
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Description: This book is a practical and useful resource for social work students and practitioners as they fill and expand their daily roles in psychiatric medication management. The authors provide readers with the information they need to be aware,  More...

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List price: $72.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 8/2/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

This book is a practical and useful resource for social work students and practitioners as they fill and expand their daily roles in psychiatric medication management. The authors provide readers with the information they need to be aware, articulate, and active with respect to client's medication-related dilemmas, but also mindful of the sociopolitical context of prescription practice in psychiatry. All the facts, myths, and relevant information about psychotropic medication are presented to social workers in an easy-to-access manner. Professionals and students alike will find this book to be a practical resource that helps them to be more responsive to the medication-related concerns of their mental health clients and to work more collaboratively on these issues with families and other mental health care providers. Rich in case examples and within a contemporary framework of "partnership" practice, this book provides an up-to-date primer on psychopharmacology and a review of psychosocial interventions.

Dr. Kia J. Bentley is a licensed clinical social worker, tenured professor, and Director of the Ph.D. Program in Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University, where she has taught since 1989. Her current teaching focuses on mental health and mental illness, psychopharmacotherapy and social work, clinical theory, and research. She is consulting editor for The Journal of Social Work Education and chapter member of the editorial board of Best Practices in Mental Health. In Virginia, she is the chair of the Human Rights Committee of Central State Hospital. She is the author of another Cengage Brooks/Cole text, SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE IN MENTAL HEALTH: CONTEMPORARY ROLES, TASKS, AND TECHNIQUES AND PSYCHIATRIC MEDICATION ISSUES FOR SOCIAL WORKERS, as well as COUNSELORS AND PSYCHOLOGISTS (2003, HAWORTH).

Joseph Walsh received his MSW and his Ph.D. from Ohio State University. He is Associate Professor of Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University and teaches courses in generalist practice, clinical practice, research, and mental and emotional disorders. He has been a direct services practitioner in the field of mental health since 1974, first in a psychiatric hospital and later in community mental health center settings. Joe has provided services to older adult and general outpatient populations, but he specializes in services to people with serious mental illness and their families. He is the author of two other Brooks/Cole texts, CLINICAL CASE MANAGEMENT WITH PERSONS HAVING MENTAL ILLNESS and THEORIES FOR DIRECT SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE.

Prefacep. xiii
Social Work Roles in Medication Managementp. 1
History and Overview of Social Work Roles in Medication Managementp. 3
Introductionp. 3
Five Case Scenariosp. 3
The Changing Roles of Social Workersp. 7
A Historical Context of Intervention for People with Mental Illnessp. 10
The Treatment of People with Mental Illness Prior to 1950p. 10
The Rise of Psychiatric Social Workp. 11
The Introduction of Psychotropic Medicationsp. 12
Social Work Role Categoriesp. 14
Physician's Assistantp. 14
Consultantp. 14
Counselorp. 15
Monitorp. 16
Advocatep. 17
Educatorp. 19
Researcherp. 20
Social Worker Roles and Professional Valuesp. 20
Summaryp. 21
Defining Effective Collaborationp. 24
Principles of a Partnership Model of Practicep. 24
Appreciate Participants' Strengths and Limitsp. 25
Embrace Client-Centered Practicep. 26
Reconceptualize the Client-Clinician Relationshipp. 27
Conceptualize the Role of the Social Worker as a Resourcep. 28
Appreciate the Family Member's Perspectivep. 29
Maintaining a Balanced Perspectivep. 30
Rights of Individual, Family, and Societyp. 31
Costs Versus Benefits of Medicationsp. 32
Expanded Roles with Regard to Related Professionsp. 33
Integrating Psychosocial Interventions and Psychopharmacologyp. 35
Competing Ideologiesp. 35
Managing Parallel Treatmentp. 36
Summaryp. 39
A Primer on Psychopharmacologyp. 41
Basic Principles: Neurotransmission, Pharmacokinetics, and Pharmacodynamicsp. 43
The Central Nervous Systemp. 44
The Brain and Nervous Systemp. 44
Properties of Nerve Cellsp. 49
Neuron Structurep. 49
Neuron Functionp. 51
Neurotransmittersp. 52
Acetylcholinep. 53
Norepinephrinep. 53
Dopaminep. 53
Serotoninp. 54
Gamma Aminobutyric Acid (GABA)p. 54
Glutamate (Glutamic Acid)p. 54
How a Drug Moves Through the Bodyp. 55
Absorptionp. 55
Distributionp. 55
Metabolismp. 56
Excretionp. 57
The Effects of a Drug on the Bodyp. 58
Five Classes of Psychotropic Medicationp. 60
Antipsychotic Medicationsp. 60
Antidepressant Medicationsp. 61
Mood-Stabilizing Drugsp. 63
Anti-Anxiety Medicationsp. 64
Psychostimulantsp. 65
Adverse Effects of Psychotropic Medicationp. 66
Adverse Physical Effects: Definitionp. 67
Adverse Physical Effects: Factors in Their Productionp. 68
Adverse Psychological Effectsp. 69
Adverse Social Effectsp. 69
Summaryp. 70
Specific Medications for Specific Disordersp. 71
Antipsychotic Medicationsp. 72
Symptoms of Psychotic Disordersp. 72
Specific Medicationsp. 75
Originsp. 75
Current Medicationsp. 76
Conventional Antipsychoticsp. 79
Adjunctive and Side-Effect Medicationsp. 81
The Newer Antipsychoticsp. 82
Case Examplesp. 84
Antidepressant Medicationsp. 87
Symtoms of Mood Disordersp. 88
Specific Medicationsp. 89
Originsp. 89
Current Medicationsp. 90
Antidepressant Medications and Relapse Preventionp. 91
The MAO Inhibitorsp. 92
Cyclic Antidepressantsp. 94
The Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors and Other New Drugsp. 97
Recent Advances in the Drug Treatment of Depressionp. 98
Case Examplesp. 99
Mood-Stabilizing Medicationsp. 101
Symptoms of Maniap. 102
Specific Medicationsp. 103
Originsp. 103
Current Medicationsp. 104
Lithium for Relapse Preventionp. 108
The Anticonvulsant Medicationsp. 109
Anticonvulsants for Relapse Preventionp. 112
Medications Under Investigationp. 112
Case Examplesp. 113
Anti-Anxiety Medicationsp. 116
Symptoms of Anxiety Disordersp. 116
Specific Medicationsp. 119
Originsp. 119
Current Medicationsp. 120
The Benzodiazepinesp. 120
Buspironep. 123
Other Anti-Anxiety Medicationsp. 124
Special Concerns with Children and Adolescentsp. 125
Case Examplesp. 126
Psychostimulantsp. 128
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorderp. 129
Ethical Issues in the Drug Treatment of Childrenp. 129
Specific Medicationsp. 131
Originsp. 131
Current Medicationsp. 132
Other Drugs Used to Treat ADHDp. 134
Case Examplesp. 135
Summaryp. 139
Intervention Concerns with Special Populationsp. 140
Gender Differencesp. 140
General Considerationsp. 140
Neurotransmittersp. 141
Absorptionp. 142
Distributionp. 142
Metabolismp. 142
Classes of Medicationp. 143
Pregnancyp. 144
Classes of Medicationp. 145
Other Gender-Related Concernsp. 146
Older Adultsp. 146
General Considerationsp. 146
Classes of Medicationp. 148
Children and Adolescentsp. 150
General Considerationsp. 150
Classes of Medicationp. 152
Racial and Ethnic Differencesp. 154
African Americansp. 155
Persons of Hispanic Culturep. 157
Asian Americansp. 157
Persons with Dual Diagnosis of Mental Illness and Substance Abusep. 158
Mental Illness and Alcohol Abusep. 160
Summaryp. 161
Knowledge and Skills for Psychosocial Interventionsp. 163
Medication Education for Clients and Familiesp. 165
Rationale for Medication Education Issues in Implementing and Evaluatingp. 165
Medication Educationp. 170
Content of Medication Education Programsp. 175
Summaryp. 180
Medication Adherence and Refusalp. 181
Models for Understanding Adherencep. 183
Characteristics of the Clientp. 184
Aspects of Treatmentp. 186
Aspects of the Social Environmentp. 189
Aspects of the Illness or Symptomsp. 190
Legal and Ethical Issues in Adherence and Refusalp. 191
Interventions to Assist in Medication Adherencep. 196
Summaryp. 199
Medication Monitoring and Managementp. 200
Client Self-Monitoring of Medicationp. 202
Using Existing Measures to Guide Monitoringp. 205
Concrete Steps for Coping with Side Effectsp. 208
Decision Making and Problem Solving in Medication Managementp. 212
Negotiating Medication Issues with Health Care Providersp. 216
Advocacy in Medication Managementp. 220
Summaryp. 223
Future Directionsp. 225
Future Directions in Psychopharmacology: Implications for Social Workersp. 227
New Pharmaceutical Treatmentsp. 227
The Emergence of Herbal and Vitamin Treatmentsp. 230
Herbsp. 231
Vitaminsp. 232
Expanding Prescription-Writing Privilegesp. 234
Increased Public Scrutiny of Psychotropic Medicationsp. 236
Final Wordsp. 240
Referencesp. 241
Alphabetical Listing of Currently Available Prescriptions Described in This Bookp. 267
Glossaryp. 271
Name Indexp. 289
Subject Indexp. 295
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