Clinical Handbook of Psychotropic Drugs
OverviewCovers SNRI - Duloxetine; hypnotic/sedative - Eszopiclone; approved treatment of substance abuse disorders: Acamprosate; indications (approved and off-label) for numerous drugs; updates of available dosage forms and strengths; addition of time to peak plasma level (Tmax) in comparison charts (e.g., antidepressants, antipsychotics); addition of effects of drugs in renal/hepatic disorders (antidepressants, benzodiazepines); important new information on drug interactions (e.g., SNRIs, hypnotics/sedatives); update on rTMS - new indications, therapeutic effects; and new, copyable Patient Information Sheets (e.g., Acamprosate). The classic reference to psychotropic medications, with over 170,000 copies sold! The "Clinical Handbook" has become a standard reference and working tool for thousands of psychiatrists, psychologists, physicians, nurses, and other mental health professionals. This book is a must for everyone who needs an up-to-date, easy-to-use, comprehensive summary of all the most relevant information about psychotropic drugs: find clear advice about medication options and precautions; look up details of a range of treatment options in easy-to-read comparison charts; check up on the precautions needed in the young, the elderly, or pregnant patients; see potential interactions and side effects at a glance; and much, much more. Widely regarded as the best practical guide on the market, the "Clinical Handbook" presents readers with reliable, easy-to-find, state-of-the-art information. With its spiral-bound horizontal page format, succinct, bulleted outline information, clearly laid out comparison charts and tables, and comprehensive index of generic and trade names - all the latest scientific data, clinical guidelines, and patient instructions are uniquely accessible in the "Clinical Handbook". Easy to use, with succinct bulleted information on all classes of medication, this is also packed with uniquely practical comparison charts!