- 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
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
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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 ContentsPreface.
Overview and Pharmacotherapy of Psychiatric Disorders.
Substance use disorders.
Dementia of the Alzheimer's type.
Drugs for bipolar disorder.
Drugs for extrapyramidal side effects.
Overview of Pharmacotherapy in Primary Care: General Principles.
Drug use in pregnancy/lactation.
Drug use in the elderly.
What People are Saying About This
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)