Psychotropic Drugs

Psychotropic Drugs

Book - 2001
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Elsevier Science and Technology
This new third edition of PSYCHOTROPIC DRUGS combines both fundamental aspects of clinical psychopharmacology and individual drug profiles for a complete psychopharmacologic nursing reference. Part One provides an overview of psychotropic treatment; describes drugs in terms of the disorders they treat; discusses contemporary issues; and presents lifespan considerations. In Part Two, nearly 100 commonly used drugs are profiled in detail and organized alphabetically for quick reference. Includes new chapters on pharmacologic principles and herbal therapies; new content on ethinic differences is highlighted throughout.

Elsevier Health
Psychotropic Drugs, third edition, presents essential psychopharmacologic information in a comprehensive, user-friendly format. With the contemporary emphasis on thebiologic basis of mental disorders, current information about psychotropic drug interventions is necessary for all health care providers. Part One of the book consists of 21 narrative chapters that provide an overview and basic discussion of the biologicbases of psychopharmacology as well as the uses of psychotropic drugs for specific psychiatric disorders across the lifespan. Part Two contains a series of brief profiles for some of the most common psychotropic drugs, listed by generic name, for accessin clinical situations. Presenting this material in both a comprehensive narrative style and in individual alphabetic drug profiles, this book can be used as both a quick and in-depth reference.
  • Presents information in a two-part organisation, with both narrative chapters and succinct drug profiles
  • Overview includes an introduction to psychotropic drugs, including chapters on psychiatric care as related to pharmacologic treatment and a review of neuroanatomy
  • Focuses on the major categories of drugs used in psychiatric care
  • Features quick, handy profiles for some of the most commonly prescribed psychotropic drugs

    Includes new chapters such as:
  • Pharmacokinetics - explains the concepts of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of psychotropic drugs
  • Dementia & Amnestic Disorders - Includes extensive coverage of drugs used to treat dementia, Alzheimers and other amnestic disorders
  • Sexual Disorders - This new chapter investigates the new crop of pharmaceuticals aimed at treating impotency, erectile dysfunction and other sexual disorders
  • Herbal Medicines - Presents content on alternative pharmacologic methods utilised by many psychiatric patients worldwide

    Publisher: St. Louis : Mosby, c2001
    Edition: 3rd ed
    ISBN: 9780323010030
    Characteristics: xviii, 638 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
    Additional Contributors: Folks, David G.


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