Psychopharmacology for Mental Health Professionals: An Integrative Approach

Psychopharmacology for Mental Health Professionals: An Integrative Approach

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Designed to make the topic of psychopharmacology accessible to students in the helping professions, this concise book assists future practitioners in mastering basic concepts and applying these concepts to cases. In-depth discussions of psychopharmacology topics-- including basic principles of psychopharmacology, commonly prescribed psychotropic drugs for adults, and psychotropic medications prescribed to children--are structured around the three core parts of the book. Psychological, cultural, and social issues related to psychopharmacology are also addressed. Case examples, study questions, and bolded key terms appear throughout the book to support and facilitate comprehension. PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY FOR MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS, Second Edition, includes new material on psychosocial treatments that complement the most prescribed medications, expanded discussion of medication of children and the elderly, a new chapter on drug replacement therapies, reference to changes in the DSM-5, and more. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.One study comparing the risk in olanzapine/Zyprexa versus risperidone/ Risperdal found that cases of patients on ... was called a a€œnovela€ antipsychotic ( Perry et al., 2006) because at low doses it does not cause EPSs but does at higher doses. ... It has on-label approval to treat schizophrenia bipolar dis- order with mixed or manic specifiers as well as the maintenance phase of Bipolar I Disorder.

Title:Psychopharmacology for Mental Health Professionals: An Integrative Approach
Author:R. Elliott Ingersoll, Carl Rak
Publisher:Cengage Learning - 2015-01-01


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