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Pharmacological treatment of mental disorders in primary health care.

9789241547697

Pharmacological treatment of mental disorders in primary health care.

World Health Organization

2009

68 pages

$30.00

Spiral Binding

RM315

This brief manual from the World Health Organization outlines simple, evidence-based information for primary and other health care professionals in low and middle-income countries to the pharmacological treatment of mental disorders. It presents basic prescribing principles, followed by chapters on medicines for psychotic, depressive, bipolar, generalized anxiety and sleep, and obsessive compulsive disorders, as well as panic attacks and alcohol and opioid dependence. Focusing on adults, each chapter defines the disorder and addresses assessment and initial management, short-term and long-term treatment, administration, overdose, adverse reactions, special populations like children and pregnant women, interactions, and essential medicines, in an outline format. The guide does not cover overall management of disorders with non-pharmacological and service-organization interventions. There is no index.

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