By Joseph F. Goldberg
"Managing the unwanted effects of Psychotropic drugs" offers entire, pragmatic details on expecting and countering hostile drug results once they take place. Cowritten via a learn psychopharmacologist and a consultation-liaison psychiatrist, this ebook fills a void within the literature, assisting psychological overall healthiness practitioners examine the hazards and merits of particular psychotropic medicines and adopt concepts for handling opposed effects.
This quantity incorporates a wealth of knowledge correct to scientific psychiatrists, psychiatric citizens, and psychiatric nurses, in addition to scientific scholars engaged in a psychiatry rotation. Highlights comprise: - A evaluation of basic innovations from inner drugs suitable to psychopharmacology throughout all significant organ structures laid low with antidepressants, antipsychotics, temper stabilizers, stimulants, sedative-hypnotics, and different significant psychotropic sessions - functional dialogue of the strengths and weaknesses of attainable antidote recommendations for universal hostile drug results, together with weight achieve, metabolic dysregulation, sexual disorder, sleep problems, pores and skin rashes, move problems, and cognitive disturbances. Readers will comprehend the medical motive and facts base in the back of to be had the right way to counteract hostile drug results - a whole part on susceptible populations, together with youngsters, the medically sick, and older adults, together with the specified concerns in prescribing and intervening whilst hostile results come up - suggestions for handling emergency events, starting with the best way to confirm even if this sort of situation--e.g., hypersensitivity or overdose--exists. Easy-to-use tables supply serious info had to reply quickly and correctly to emergency events together with overdoses, neurotoxicities, and systemic reactions - A 25-question, multiple-choice self-assessment that employs a mix of case reports and easy questions about mechanisms of motion, key signs, and medicine choice, offering the reader with a great way to degree studying - a chain of appendices that distill advanced info into readily-comprehensible shape on important subject matters together with in general suggested opposed results, universal psychotropic drug interactions, assets for practitioners, and ranking scales for measuring antagonistic drug results.
Most important of all, "Managing the uncomfortable side effects of Psychotropic drugs "provides concise, bottom-line precis ideas that synthesize all to be had empirical and anecdotal info on psychotropic medicines. psychological well-being practitioners will get pleasure from its comprehensiveness and clever counsel.