Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists

ISBN-10: 1572245352

ISBN-13: 9781572245358

Edition: 5th 2007 (Revised)

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Trains nonmedical psychotherapists in the use of psychotropic medications. Includes updates on new medications, new material on bipolar illness, major depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, borderline personality disorder, and a new chapter on medication and children.This revised and expanded edition of a must-read book for therapists and other psychological clinicians offers a concise and practical yet thorough overview of the use of psychoactive medications for the treatment of mental health problems in both adults and children and adolescents.
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List price: $55.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Publication date: 2/1/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

John H. O'Neal, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist at Kaiser Sacramento Medical Center and assistant clinical professor in the department of psychiatry at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. He was in private practice for over twenty years and is past chief of the Department of Psychiatry at Sutter Community Hospitals in Sacramento, CA. O'Neal is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and lectures on depression and psychopharmacology to mental health professionals, self-help organizations, and the public. He is coauthor of Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists .

Mary C. Talaga, RPh, PhD, is administrative services leader for Kaiser Permanente Pharmacy Operations, Northern California Region. She has been a pharmacist for over thirty years, with specialization in psychiatric pharmacy. Talaga has practiced in a variety of clinical settings and provides training and mentoring to health care professionals as well as general education to patients and consumers. She is coauthor of Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists .

Understanding Psychopharmacology: The Basics
Introductionp. 3
Integrated Modelsp. 15
Neurobiologyp. 27
Pharmacologyp. 43
Clinical Syndromes: Etiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment Implications
Preliminary Diagnostic Considerationsp. 57
Depressive Disordersp. 69
Bipolar Disordersp. 87
Anxiety Disordersp. 99
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorderp. 115
Psychotic Disordersp. 121
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorderp. 131
Borderline Personality Disordersp. 139
Substance-Related Disordersp. 145
Other Miscellaneous Disordersp. 153
Antidepressant Medicationsp. 161
Bipolar Medicationsp. 181
Antianxiety Medicationsp. 195
Antipsychotic Medicationsp. 203
Over-the-Counter Dietary Supplements and Herbal Productsp. 213
Red Flags When to Reevaluatep. 217
Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacologyp. 225
Epilogue: On the Horizonp. 245
Pharmacokineticsp. 247
Pharmacotherapy in Special Populationsp. 253
Psychotropic Drug Interactionsp. 259
Differentiating Psychotropic Side Effects from Psychiatric Symptomsp. 267
Neurocognitive Mental Status Examp. 271
Trade Versus Generic Drug Names: A Quick Referencep. 275
Medication Safetyp. 279
Books for Patients About Medication Treatmentp. 283
Patient Information Sheets on Psychiatric Medicationsp. 285
Referencesp. 301
Indexp. 315
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