Clinical Psychopharmacology for the Busy Practitioner

Rosen, H.

Published by Pearce Pub Inc, 1993
ISBN 10: 1883122015 / ISBN 13: 9781883122010
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From the Author: Clinical Psychopharmacology for the Busy Practitioner was written to address the needs of practicing physicians for a concise reference companion to daily practice. It is designed to facilitate the task of selecting the best available medication for each patient. Therapeutic dosages, equivalencies, methods and schedules of administration, effects, side effects, contraindications, and drug interactions are set forth in tables that are easy to read, and described in all their essentials in the accompanying text.

In using this guide, it must be remembered that prescribing the best psychoactive drug is never alone sufficient. The foremost task of the clinician is to establish a trusting, compassionate relationship with his patient. The patient who trusts in his doctor's empathy and judgment will continue to take his medications, endure their unpleasant side effects, and approach his problems more realistically. His trust and openness will also enable his doctor to diagnose his disorder as accurately as possible, allowing for the best choice of treatment modalities.

LIST OF TABLES

1:1 Drugs And Diseases that Alter DST Results
1:2 Important Therapeutic Plasma Levels
1:3 Indications for Magnetic ResonanceImaging or Computerized
Tomography Scan
2:1 Neurotransmitter Systems Involved in theTherapeutic Activity of Cyclic
Antidepressants
2:2 Indications for Antidepressant Drug Therapy
2:3 Antidepressant Drugs
2:4 Anticholinergic, Sedative, and OrthostaticHypotensive Properties of
Cyclic Antidepressants
2:5 Optimal Therapeutic PlasmaLevels for Cyclic Antidepressants
2:6 Adverse Effects of CyclicAntidepressants and Common Side Effects
2:7 Neurotransmitters Involved withSide Effects of Cyclic Antidepressant
s 2:8 Anticholinergic ToxicitySymptoms and Signs
2:9 Cardiovascular Effects ofDifferent Antidepressants
2:10 Side Effects of Tricyclic Antidepressants
2:11 Usual Dosages of Antidepressant Drugs
2:12 Suggested Titration Schedule for Clomipramine
2:13 Symptoms and Signs of Antidepressant Overdose
2:14 MAOI Available in the U.S.
2:15 Side Effects of MAOI
2:16 Agents that May Induce Hypertensive Crises
3:1 Preliminary Workup for Lithium Therapy
3:2 Factors Related to Changes in Lithium Plasma Levels
3:3 Lithium Therapeutic Level and Toxicity
3:4 Lithium Side Effects and Toxicity
3:5 Frequent Signs of Lithium Side Effects and Impending Toxicity
3:6 Treatment of Lithium Toxicity
3:7 Possible Psychiatric Indications of Carbamazepine
3:8 Side Effects of Carbamazepine
4:1 Frequently Prescribed Antipsychotic Drugs
4:2 Positive and Negative Symptoms of Schizophrenia
4:3 Indications for Prescribing Antipsychotic Drugs
4:4 Equivalent Therapeutic Doses of Antipsychotics
4:5 Antipsychotics Therapeutic Dosages
4:6 Long-acting (Depot) Antipsychotic Drugs
4:7 Intensity of Neurological Side Effectsof Antipsychotic Drugs
4:8 Neurological Side Effects of Antipsychotic Drugs
4:9 Side Effects of Antipsychotic Drugs
4:10 Malignant Catatonia
4:11 Guidelines for Avoidance and Management of TD
4:12 Clinical Picture of Tardive Dyskinesia
4:13 Reversible vs. Persistent TD
4:14 Differential Diagnosis of Tardive Dyskinesia
4:15 Treatment of Antipsychotic-Induced Extrapyramidal Side Effects
5:1 Indications for Benzodiazepines
5:2 Benzodiazepine Half-lives
5:3 Effects of Benzodiazepines
5:4 Benzodiazepine Potency
5:5 Benzodiazepines Effects and Dosages
5:6 Benzodiazepine Hypnotics
5:7 Commonly Used Non-benzodiazepineAntianxiety Drugs
7:1 Some Drugs Affecting Liver Microsomal Enzymes
7:2 Drug Interactions with Benzodiazepines
7:3 Drug Interactions with Antipsychotic Drugs
7:4 Drug Interactions withCyclic Antidepressants (CA)
7:5 Drug Interactions with MAO Inhibitors (MAOI)
7:6 Drug Interactions with Lithium
7:7 Drug Interactions withCarbamazepine (Tegretol)
7:8 Drug Interactions withValproic Acid (Depakene and Others)
8:1 Drugs that Block Aldehyde Dehydrogenase
8:2 Basic Hepatic Ethanol Metabolism
8:3 Clinical Manifestations of BloodAlcohol Levels in Nontolerant Drinkers
9:1 Symptoms And Signs of Drug Abuse
9:2 Symptoms And Signs of Barbiturate Abstinence
9:3 Opiate Withdrawal
9:4 Symptoms And Signs of Opiate Abstinence
10:1 Psychiatric Findings in Patients withEndocrine Disorders
10:2 Most Common Psychiatric Symptoms of Endocrine Diseases
10:3 Metabolic And Toxic Disorders
11:1 Benzodiazepines
11:2 Drugs and Medical Illnesses that MayInduce Depression in the
Elderly Patient
11:3 Cyclic Antidepressants for the Elderly Patient
11:4 Criteria for Clinical Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease
12:1 Steps To Follow with Psychiatric Emergency Patients
12:2 Antipsychotic Drug Indications for Emergency Patients
12:3 Antipsychotics: Equivalent Doses and Usual IM Doses
12:4 American Psychiatric Association Recommendationsfor Monitoring a Patient in Seclusion
13:1 Common Causes of Suicide
13:2 Stress Areas of Suicidal Patients
13:3 Risks of Further Suicidal Attempts
13:4 Areas to Cover During the Assessmentof an Attempted Suicide Patient
13:5 Predictors of Child-Adolescent High Suicidal Risks
13:6 Severe Child-Adolescent Suicide Risk

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Title: Clinical Psychopharmacology for the Busy ...
Publisher: Pearce Pub Inc
Publication Date: 1993
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine

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