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Psychiatric Drugs Explained

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ISBN: 978-0-7020-4508-0

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Psychiatric Drugs Explained, 6th Edition

By David Healy, MD, FRCPsych

360 pages
Copyright 2014
$58.95, Paperback, Reference

 


Description

Now in its sixth edition, and written by an author internationally recognised in his field, Psychiatric Drugs Explained offers a wealth of information in a handy easy-to-use format. Organised by disorder, and providing a comprehensive review of drug effects, action and side-effects, this fully updated new edition covers the latest drugs on the market, and explores changes in prescribing practice.

The author’s approach is distinctive and reader-friendly, to help guide mental health professionals through the benefits and impacts of psychotropic drugs. Additional topics include management of disorders including stimulants and drugs for children, cognitive impairment and sleep disorders.

Key Features

  • Includes management of disorders including stimulants and drugs for children, cognitive impairment and sleep disorders
  • Gives particular focus on areas that are of major concern to mental health practitioners including management of dependence and withdrawal and issues of consent, abuse and liability
  • ‘User Issues’ boxes highlight the most crucial aspects of drug effects and their implications
  • Key references point the reader to the most up-to-date research and literature in the field

New to this Edition

  • Fresh design and updated artwork gives added appeal to the volume
  • Organised by disorder this new edition now covers the latest drugs on the market and explores changes in prescribing practice
  • Includes updated references pointing the reader to the most recent research and literature in the field

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Author Information

By David Healy, MD, FRCPsych, Director, North Wales Department of Psychological Medicine, College of Medicine, Cardiff University, Bangor, UK

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