Friday, July 26, 2013

Handbook of Psychiatric Drug Therapy 6th Edition

Handbook of Psychiatric Drug Therapy 6th Edition, by Lawrence A. Labbate, Maurizio Fava, Jerrold F. Rosenbaum and George W. Arana describe the essential facts about all drugs used to treat anxiety, depression, bipolar disorders, psychotic disorders, substance abuse disorders, sleep disorders, dementia, and attention deficit disorder.

Coverage of each drug includes mechanisms of action, indications, side effects, interactions, method of use, and caveats regarding special populations such as pregnant and elderly patients. The book gives specific prescribing recommendations—including dosage and duration of use—for individual drugs. Tables provide at-a-glance information and a disease-specific table of contents directs readers quickly to relevant drug chapters.

This book remains an essential tool for the busy resident in psychiatric training, the psychiatrist preparing for board examinations, and the clinical practitioner in psychiatry and allied professions. Much like a new car, a few changes in the body design may surprise fans of the earlier editions, but like earlier editions, this handbook will become a well-thumbed resource for clinical practice.

The purpose is to provide a comprehensive, easy-to-use reference of psychotherapeutic drugs that are commonly used in clinical practice by the clinician. It is targeted at anyone dealing with psychotropics and mental disorders such as students, residents, clinicians, and nurses.

This is essentially a handbook/pocket reference of vital clinical information on the major classes of psychotherapeutic drugs. It has a very practical and clinical format in contrast to a theoretical psychopharmacology book. Drugs are based on clinical disorders with a nice description of the clinical disorders, pharmacokinetics, mechanism of action, indications etc. While most of the information is evidence-based, clinical consensus is taken when controlled trials are not available.

The authors address difficult clinical situations and give practical information on overcoming these situations that we all see in clinical settings. The authors take into account the variance that we see in patient populations and advise based on this. Information is presented in easy to read graphs, charts and tables for quick reference. For a pocket reference, this book contains a wealth of practical information.

The book is written in a very practical, user-friendly clinical format differentiating itself from others in this category. It is an absolute must-have pocket reference for anyone dealing with patients in a clinical setting. Extensive tables present key findings on clinical trials, indications, dosage, efficacy and side effects.

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