Recognition and Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders: A Psychopharmacology Handbook for Primary Care

Recognition and Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders: A Psychopharmacology Handbook for Primary Care

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Overview

Mental health is an important public health issue. National survey data indicate that 48% of the U.S. adult population have reported a psychiatric disorder at some point in their lives and 30% have reported one in the past 12 months. With the changing healthcare environment, 60% of these patients are identified and receive treatment in the primary care setting. Recognition and Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders: A Psychopharmacology Handbook for Primary Care was developed to provide the busy primary care physician with practical and timely strategies for screening and treating patients who have psychiatric disorders. It covers
  • The continually growing number of drugs available for treatment of mental disorders.
  • An overview of the epidemiology, pathophysiology, presentation, diagnostic criteria, and screening tests for common psychiatric disorders including anxiety disorders, mood disorders, insomnia, somatization disorder, substance use disorder, eating disorders, dementia, and schizophrenia
  • Treatment algorithms and other step-by-step approaches to direct the physician who is treating patients with mental disorders including drug dosages, schedules, and routes of administration
  • Basic pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, drug interaction and safety concerns, and practical dosing issues for all classes of drugs used to treat mental disorders
  • Guidelines for primary care physicians on when to refer patients to psychiatrist colleagues
This handbook is the quintessential resource for primary care physicians needing to screen and treat patients with mental disorders. Brief, but informative, this resource includes a glossary, a listing of printed and electronic mental health resources, a bibliography, and an appendix containing selected diagnostic rating scales.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Charles B. Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D., is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. Alan F. Schatzberg, M.D., is Professor and Chairman of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, California. END

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780880489904
Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/28/1999
Edition description: 1 ED
Pages: 286
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Charles B. Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D., is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia.

Alan F. Schatzberg, M.D., is Professor and Chairman of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, California.

Table of Contents

Preface.
Introduction.
Overview and Pharmacotherapy of Psychiatric Disorders.
Anxiety disorders.
Mood disorders.
Insomnia.
Somatization disorder.
Substance use disorders.
Eating disorders.
Dementia of the Alzheimer's type.
Schizophrenia.
Psychopharmacologic Agents.
Antidepressants.
Drugs for bipolar disorder.
Benzodiazepines.
Nonbenzodiazepine anxiolytics.
Sedative-hypnotics.
Antipsychotics.
Drugs for extrapyramidal side effects.
Cognitive enhancers.
Stimulants.
Overview of Pharmacotherapy in Primary Care: General Principles.
Drug use in pregnancy/lactation.
Drug use in the elderly.
Resources.
Glossary.
Appendixes.
Index.

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Larry Culpepper

This is a concise well-balanced presentation of the essential practical information required by physicians and other health professionals to care for patients with psychiatric disorders.
—(Larry Culpepper, M.D., M.P.H., Chairman of Family Medicine,Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts)

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