Book: Psychiatric Drugs Explained

Book Title:

Psychiatric Drugs Explained.

Author(s): David Healy (MD, FRCPsych).

Year: 2016.

Edition: Sixth (6th).

Publisher: Churchill Livingstone.

Type(s): Paperback.

Synopsis:

Now in its sixth edition, and written by an author internationally recognised in his field, Psychiatric Drugs Explained offers a wealth of information in a handy easy-to-use format. Organised by disorder, and providing a comprehensive review of drug effects, action and side-effects, this fully updated new edition covers the latest drugs on the market, and explores changes in prescribing practice.

The author’s approach is distinctive and reader-friendly, to help guide mental health professionals through the benefits and impacts of psychotropic drugs. Additional topics include management of disorders including stimulants and drugs for children, cognitive impairment and sleep disorders.

  • Includes management of disorders including stimulants and drugs for children, cognitive impairment and sleep disorders.
  • Gives particular focus on areas that are of major concern to mental health practitioners including management of dependence and withdrawal and issues of consent, abuse and liability.
  • ‘User Issues’ boxes highlight the most crucial aspects of drug effects and their implications.
  • Key references point the reader to the most up-to-date research and literature in the field.
  • Fresh design and updated artwork gives added appeal to the volume.
  • Organised by disorder this new edition now covers the latest drugs on the market and explores changes in prescribing practice.
  • Includes updated references pointing the reader to the most recent research and literature in the field.

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