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Clinical trials in psychopharmacology; a better brain, 2d ed.


Clinical trials in psychopharmacology; a better brain, 2d ed.

Ed. by Marc Hertzman and Lawrence Adler.



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Edited by Hertzman (formerly of George Washington U.) and Adler (U. of Maryland School of Medicine), the 18 chapters of this text are presented with the aim of updating and reflecting recent developments in psychopharmacology trials. Prominent themes include the institutionalization of clinical trials in psychopharmacology, the expansion of psychopharmacology into new areas of diagnosis and treatment, the unfortunate growth in "me-too" clinical trials in psychopharmacology in pursuit of licenses for extending patent life, and recent advances. Specific topics include reform and the US Food and Drug Administration, suicide and antidepressants, genomics and new drug development, patenting and licensing concerns in psychiatric genetics, women's issues in clinical trials, the pharmacological treatment of mood disorders, research methodology in bipolar disorder clinical treatment trials, the utility of low-dose antidepressants, pharmacological trials for the treatment of substance use disorders, clinical psychopharmacology of patients with eating disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder clinical trials, autism and Asperger's spectrum disorders, impulse control disorders, potential benefits of herbal medicine for schizophrenia, adverse effects of antipsychotics, and alternative methodologies in clinical study design.

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Date:Mar 1, 2010
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