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Social Work Practice and Psychopharmacology A Person-In-Environment Approach

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ISBN-10: 0826102174

ISBN-13: 9780826102171

Edition: 2nd 2009

Authors: Sophia F. Dziegielewski

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List price: $75.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 552
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Mental Health Medications: What Every Social Worker Needs To Know
Medication Use as Part of Health and Mental Health Practice
Building Alliances: The Interdisciplinary Team
The Rise of Psychopharmacology as a Treatment Modality
Medication as a Primary Treatment Modality
Consumer Expectations and the Pressure to Prescribe
Medication and Psychotherapeutic Approaches
Case Example: John
Medication Myths: Expectations Versus Reality
Ethical Issues in Psychopharmacology
Issues in Prescribing Medication
The Role of the Social Worker: Person-in-Situation
Summary and Future Considerations
Understanding How Medications Work: The Human Brain
The Brain: Understanding Structure and Function
The Importance of Imaging in Brain Science
Neurons, Neurotransmitters, and Brain Activity
Neurochemicals and Mental Health
Pharmacodynamics: Synaptic Activity and Medications
Medications and the Body's Response
Routes of Administration
Side Effects
Removal of Drugs From the System
Dependence and Overdose
Revitalization of the Brain
Summary and Conclusions
Practice Tips and Helping the Client
How Medications Are Named
Approval of New Medications
Creating Generic Drags
Medication Availability and Pricing
The Cost of Generic Versus Brand Names
Expiration Dates
Common Medication Terminology
Medication Monitoring: Common Dosing Mistakes
Medical Terminology, and the Official "Do Not Use" List
Identifying Reactions and Adverse Effects
The MedWatch Program
Tapering Medications
Case Example: Joan
Medication Information and the Internet
Buying Medications on the Internet
Summary and Conclusions
Taking a Medication History, Documentation, and Treatment Planning
Incorporating a Macrolevel Approach
A Person-in-Environment Approach to Assessment
Special Considerations for a Culturally Diverse Population
Assessment and Medications with Minority Populations
Taking a Medication History
Implementing a Successful Compliance Strategy
Problem-Oriented Recording
Documentation Skills
Summary and Conclusions
Prescription and Nonprescription Medications, Herbal Preparations, And Special Populations
Prescription and Nonprescription Medications: What Every Social Worker Should Know
Drugs, Pharmaceuticals, and Medications: Legal and Illegal
Drug Classification Schedules
Prescription Medications
Avoiding Prescription Errors
Black Box Warnings
Handling the Suicidal Client
Honoring Confidentiality and When to Take Protective Action
Prescription Drugs Used Illegally
Treatment of Substance Abuse or-Dependence
Nonprescription or Over-the-Counter Medications
Addiction to Over-the-Counter Medications
Lessons From the Past
Summary and Conclusions
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: An Introduction for Social Workers
The Increased Popularity of Natural Medicine
Case Example: Using a Natural Remedy
Choosing Medical Treatments
Western or Traditional Medicine
Alternative Medicine
Vitamins, Mineral Supplements, and Herbal Remedies
Issues with Herbal Preparations
Case Study: SAM-e
CAM and Mental Illness
Social Work and CAM
Summary and Conclusions
Medications for Children and Older Adults: Specific Concerns
Providing Comprehensive Care to Children and Adolescents
Assessing Children and Adolescents
Using the DSM-TV-TR
Children, Adolescents, and Medication
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Medications
Disruptive Behaviors and Medication
Combining Psychosocial with Pharmacological Interventions
Special Considerations and Services for Older People
Health Disparities of Older People
Depression in Older People
Dementia in Older People
Assessment and Medications for Older People
Summary and Conclusions
Mental Health Conditions and Social Work Practice
Treatment of Major Depression: Social Work Interventions
Prevalence of Depression
Case Example: Jean
Depression: Forming the Diagnostic Impression
Medication Intervention for Depression
Tricyclic Antidepressants and Similar Medications
Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors
Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors
Serotonin-Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors
Drug Interactions
Special Issues in the Treatment of Depression
Antidepressants and the Risk of Suicide
Alternative and Supportive Interventions: Electroconvulsive Therapy
Self-Initiated Treatments for Depression
Direct Social Work Intervention
Documentation and Treatment Planning
Summary and Conclusions
Treatment of Bipolar Disorders in Adults, Adolescents, and Children
Bipolar Disorder in Adults, Adolescents, and Children: Forming the Diagnostic Impression
The Role of the Social Worker
Case Example: Michael
Understanding and Anticipating Mood Episodes
Bipolar I, Bipolar II, Cyclothymia, and Bipolar Disorder Not Otherwise Specified
Assessment of Bipolar Disorder
Interventions with Clients Who Have Bipolar Disorders
Medication Intervention
Mood Stabilizers: Lithium
Anticonvulsant Medications
Atypical Antipsychotic Medications
Psychopharmacotherapy and Social Work Treatment
Psychosocial Interventions
Documentation and Treatment Planning
Supportive Interventions With Bipolar Disorders
Summary and Conclusions
Treatment of Anxiety Disorders
Case Example: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Anxiety Disorders: Forming the Diagnostic Impression
The Presentation of Anxious Clients
Prevalence of Anxiety Disorders
Panic Disorder
Phobic Disorders
Posttraumatic and Acute Stress Disorders
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Interventions for Clients Who Have Anxiety
Psychopharmacologic Assessment Strategy
Typical Antianxiety Medications
Atypical Medications
Catapres (Clonidine Hydrochloride USP) and Tenex (Guanfacine Hydrochloride)
Antidepressants in the Treatment of Anxiety
Treating Anxiety: Medications Alone May Not Be Enough
Psychological Interventions
Exposure Interventions and Systematic Desensitization
Intervention and Treatment Planning
Establishing the Treatment Plan
Summary and Conclusions
Schizophrenia and psychotic disorders
Case Example: Eva
Schizophrenia: forming the Diagnostic Impression
Intervention with Clients Who Suffer from Psychosis
Client Systems and Building Support
History and Development of Antipsychotic Medications
Traditional or Typical Antipsychotic Medications
Newer or Nontraditional Antipsychotic Medications
Antipsychotic Medications Used for Disruptive or Psychotic Behaviors
Documentation and Treatment Planning
Supportive Interventions with Schizophrenia
Summary and Conclusions
Conclusion: Social Workers as Proactive Professionals
The Importance of Lifestyle Factors in Mental Health
The Importance of Psychosocial Interventions
Respecting Cultural Mores
Social Work in the Era of Managed Care
Summary and Conclusions
Resources and Web Sites
Sample Assessment for Medication Use
Glossary of Terms
Medication and Herbal Preparation Glossary
Sample Treatment Planners