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Drug Information Handbook for Psychiatry



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Drug Information Handbook for Psychiatry
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"The Drug Information Handbook for Psychiatry" is designed for healthcare professionals requiring clear, concise drug information relating to mental health issues. This convenient resource includes monographs for psychotropic, non-psychotropic, and herbal medications. It includes: 34 New Drug Monographs; New Appendix Therapy Guidelines: CMS: Long-Term Care Facility Thresholds; Additional Appendix Updates: Stimulant Agents Used for ADHD; Addiction Treatments; Depression; Drugs of Abuse; Liquid Compatibility of Antidepressants, Antipsychotics, and Mood Stabilizers; Serotonin Syndrome; and Special Topics Update: DSM-IV. The monographs in this handbook contain multiple fields of information, including adult and pediatric dosing guidelines, FDA-approved and unlabeled uses, medication safety issues, and the following psychiatry-specific fields: Mental Health Comment; Effect on Mental Status; Effect on Psychiatric Treatment; and, Child/Adolescent Considerations. Medications are alphabetically organized by brand and generic name and cross-referenced by page number. Dictionary-like page headings help to expedite a drug search, making this a very user-friendly manual. The Special Topics/Issues section includes the DSM-IV, general patient assessment guidelines, and rating scales used in patient evaluations. The Appendix includes comparative drug charts, tables, and specific therapy guidelines and recommendations for use in mental health disorders.
Release date Australia
January 1st, 2009
Edited by Martha Sajatovic Edited by Matthew A. Fuller
Country of Publication
United States
7th Revised edition
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