Successful Psychopharmacology Evidence Based Treatment Solutions For Achieving Remission

Author: Stephen V. Sobel
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393708578
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How do psychiatrists decide whether to prescribe antidepressants for bipolar depression or benzodiazepines to patients with substance abuse histories? How do they choose the correct supplements? This book lays out practical guidelines for making complex treatment decisions, explaining how to tailor prescriptions to individual cases.

Successful Psychopharmacology Evidence Based Treatment Solutions For Achieving Remission

Author: Stephen V. Sobel
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393708551
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A guide for physicians and clinicians to understanding and choosing the proper psychiatric medications and for their patients who want to learn how this should be done. This book teaches mental health professionals how to choose and use psychotropic medications to address the biological etiology of psychiatric disease and mental health. It helps readers understand the key aspects of psychotherapy to deal with the psychosocial factors that prescribers need to know to use these medications within the context of the patient’s life. This book is based on the premise that all mental health—in the most symptomatic, impaired individual and in the most mentally healthy individual—is caused by a combination of biopsychosocial factors. Mental health professionals need to recognize and understand these factors and their interactions, and correct them. An understanding of all these factors, and of psychopharmacology, can lead to better treatment decisions. This book is for many readers: for psychiatrists who recognize the daily challenges in treating patients; for primary care physicians who identify psychiatric disorders in their patients; for non-medically-trained mental health professionals who want a more sophisticated understanding of psychopharmacology; and even for patients who want and need a better understanding of the medications their doctors have prescribed them.

Philosophy Of Psychopharmacology

Author: Dan J. Stein
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107402959
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Psychotropic agents have been effective for the treatment of the emotional, and cognitive symptoms of serious psychiatric disorders. At the same time, the availability of such agents raises questions about the appropriate use of what might be termed 'smart pills', 'happy pills', or 'pep pills'. This volume argues that developments in modern psychopharmacology raise a range of important philosophical questions, and may ultimately change the way we think about ourselves. It provides a framework for addressing important philosophical issues in psychiatry and psychopharmacology. The approach is a naturalistic one, drawing on theory and data from modern cognitive-affective neuroscience and attempts to address objective and subjective aspects of psychiatric disorders, to integrate our knowledge of mechanisms and meanings, and to provide a balanced view of the good and the bad of psychotropics.

Pharmacotherapy For Child And Adolescent Psychiatric Disorders

Author: David Rosenberg
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0824743857
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The Second Edition of Pharmacotherapy for Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Disorders contains new and expanded chapters on combination therapy pharmacoepidemiology pharmacoeconomics current social, ethical, and legal issues surrounding the administration of psychostimulants and antidepressants to children and teenagers serotonin reuptake inhibitors and discusses techniques to select the most appropriate drug and dosing schedule methods to adjust safely and tailor medical treatments for children during various stages of growth and development the effect of psychoactive drugs on cardiac function Offering nearly 3000 contemporary references to facilitate further research, Pharmacotherapy for Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Disorders, Second Edition is a timely and authoritative guide suitable for psychiatrists, psychologists, pediatricians, pharmaceutical and behavioral scientists, clinical neurologists, primary care physicians, social workers, and graduate and medical school students in these disciplines.

Psychopharmacology Problem Solving Principles And Practices To Get It Right

Author: F. Scott Kraly
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 039370971X
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At last, a clinician’s guidebook to prescription dilemmas. Psychotropic medications prescribed to treat mental disorders have become increasingly commonplace over the past half century, but the decision-making process for doing so continues to lack real clarity. Clinicians and patients alike face new challenges and questions thanks to the increasing availability of these drugs: When is the right time to prescribe something? Can I predict which drug will help this individual? When do I consider changing a medication? How do I assess whether a drug’s side effects make it worthwhile or not? The response to these challenging questions is not to stop medicating altogether. Psychotropic medications are useful clinical tools. But now more than ever we must consider what it means to medicate judiciously. It is time to slow down, pause, maybe even back up a bit, and reconsider how and why various drugs should be prescribed and monitored for success. The goal of this book is to encourage prudent, informed, and appropriate use of psychotropic medications—to encourage use that is respectful and aware of the strengths and limitations of these drugs. By presenting some fundamental principles of pharmacology as they apply to the clinical treatment of patients, and by offering practical, big-picture prescribing recommendations, Psychopharmacology Problem Solving helps to unravel an increasingly complex decision-making process. The first part of the book offers guidelines to keep in mind when working toward making informed choices regarding drug therapy. The second part of the book offers select examples of behavioral problems and psychological disorders—including addiction, obesity, schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, and ADHD—to illustrate how the principles or recommendations presented in Part I actually play out. The book concludes by considering the persistent problems and challenges that we face in our current and future use of psychotropic medications. Taking a hard look at the extraordinary and increasing trust clinicians, patients, and families of patients place in drug therapy for mental illness, this book gives readers an evidence-based anchor to help them make the right decisions.

Mental Health And Mental Disorders An Encyclopedia Of Conditions Treatments And Well Being 3 Volumes

Author: Len Sperry
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440803838
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Serving as an indispensable resource for students and general-interest readers alike, this three-volume work provides a comprehensive view of mental health that covers both mental well-being and mental illness. • Provides exhaustive content that affords readers a holistic understanding of mental health and mental disorders • Features extensive cross-referencing that allows readers to easily see connections and relationships between different entries • Offers end-of-entry further readings that serve as a gateway to additional information for study • Reflects on common perceptions and portrayals of mental health through a variety of pop culture-oriented entries that focus on subjects such as television shows and movies

Momma I Should Have Listened

Author: Tosha Smith Mills
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781548213985
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Talent agent and author Tosha Smith Mills recounts her journey through her eldest son's failed promise and incarceration for aggravated robbery.

Polypharmacy In Psychiatry

Author: S. Nassir Ghaemi
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 020390902X
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This practical reference examines the advantages and disadvantages of polypharmacy in psychiatry, and provides up-to-date clinical guidelines on the appropriate use of combinations of pharmacological therapy in major psychiatric disorders-including multidisciplinary approaches to treatment, such as social work and psychopharmacology, and an examination of the psychotherapeutic and historical aspects of polypharmacy. Consolidates all available and current material on polypharmacy and psychiatry into one comprehensive volume. Polypharmacy in Psychiatry discusses therapy of schizophrenia and the use of atypical antipsychotic agents anxiety disorders post-traumatic stress disorder and the roles of serotonin, opioids, and glutamate bipolar disorder and the use of novel anticonvulsants clinical depression and the use of thyroid hormone and lithium augmentation, serotonin reuptake inhibitors, and neuroleptic agents psychiatric disorders in children, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, tic disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, and conduct disorders the medically ill psychiatric patient the elderly Polypharmacy in Psychiatry also discusses the use of alternative and herbal medications psychosocial aspects of polypharmacy the psychology of polypharmacy cultural components of polypharmacy historical background Featuring more than 700 works cited, this invaluable reference is essential reading for psychiatrists; psychopharmacologists; behavioral neurologists; psychiatric nurse practitioners; social workers; clinical psychologists and other psychotherapists; and upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in these disciplines.

Psychosocial Interventions For Mental And Substance Use Disorders

Author: Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309316979
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Mental health and substance use disorders affect approximately 20 percent of Americans and are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Although a wide range of evidence-based psychosocial interventions are currently in use, most consumers of mental health care find it difficult to know whether they are receiving high-quality care. Although the current evidence base for the effects of psychosocial interventions is sizable, subsequent steps in the process of bringing a psychosocial intervention into routine clinical care are less well defined. Psychosocial Interventions for Mental and Substance Use Disorders details the reasons for the gap between what is known to be effective and current practice and offers recommendations for how best to address this gap by applying a framework that can be used to establish standards for psychosocial interventions. The framework described in Psychosocial Interventions for Mental and Substance Use Disorders can be used to chart a path toward the ultimate goal of improving the outcomes. The framework highlights the need to (1) support research to strengthen the evidence base on the efficacy and effectiveness of psychosocial interventions; (2) based on this evidence, identify the key elements that drive an intervention's effect; (3) conduct systematic reviews to inform clinical guidelines that incorporate these key elements; (4) using the findings of these systematic reviews, develop quality measures - measures of the structure, process, and outcomes of interventions; and (5) establish methods for successfully implementing and sustaining these interventions in regular practice including the training of providers of these interventions. The recommendations offered in this report are intended to assist policy makers, health care organizations, and payers that are organizing and overseeing the provision of care for mental health and substance use disorders while navigating a new health care landscape. The recommendations also target providers, professional societies, funding agencies, consumers, and researchers, all of whom have a stake in ensuring that evidence-based, high-quality care is provided to individuals receiving mental health and substance use services.