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Psychotropic drugs; fast facts, 4th ed.


Psychotropic drugs; fast facts, 4th ed.

Maxmen, Jerrold S.

W.W. Norton


260 pages




Updated to reflect the latest research and emerging treatments, this fourth edition of a reference for clinicians and students presents information on psychotropic drugs in an accessible format. The book contains eight chapters on different classes of drugs, including agents for treating movement disorders and dementia, as well as the well-recognized categories of antipsychotics, antidepressants, mood stabilizers, antianxiety agents, hypnotics, and stimulants. Each of these eight chapters contains 13 sections on aspects such as dosage, pharmacology, indications, therapeutic applications, side effects, interactions, overdose, and special populations. There is also information on key points to communicate to patients and families. Appendices identify drugs by generic name and trade name, and list screening tools and symptom measures. Maxmen (deceased 1992) was associate professor of clinical psychiatry at Columbia University. Co-author Sidney H. Kennedy is professor of psychiatry at the University of Toronto. Co-author Roger S. McIntyre is head of the Mood Disorders Psychopharmacology Unit at the University of Toronto.

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