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Concise guide to psychopharmacology, 2d ed.


Concise guide to psychopharmacology, 2d ed.

Marangell, Lauren B. and James M. Martinez.

American Psychiatric Pub.


238 pages



Concise guides series


This pocket-sized guide to psychopharmacology covers general principles and classes of psychotropic medications: antidepressants; anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics; antipsychotics; mood stabilizers; stimulants; and cognitive enhancers. Marangell (psychopharmacology of mood disorders and psychiatry, Baylor College of Medicine) and Martinez (mood disorders and psychiatry, Baylor College of Medicine) describe the disorders for which these medications are used, drug interactions, overdoses, side effects, risks, clinical uses, indications and efficacy, contraindications, and mechanisms of action. The appendix lists the trade and brand names of common psychiatric drugs. The book is intended for psychiatrists, residents, and medical students.

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