The Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists has long been the definitive reference book for mental health clinicians and anyone else looking for clear, reliable information about the medical treatment of mental health issues. Thousands of therapists keep this invaluable book on their shelves to quickly reference drug facts for their clients. Now in its sixth edition, this fully revised handbook has been updated with the results of the latest medical research. This new edition also includes quick-reference guides for each mental health disorder that indicate when you should consider referring a client for medical treatment. This handbook makes it simple to: Look up the indications, contraindications, efficacy, side effects, and success indicators for any psychopharmacological medication Get the facts about drug interactions Find out how medications affect adults, children, and adolescents differently Learn how different cultures view medical treatment, vital information for anyone who treats clients from a variety of backgrounds
John D. Preston, Psy.D., ABPP, is professor emeritus at Alliant International University in Sacramento, CA, and has also served on the faculty of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. He has authored twenty books in the areas of psychotherapy, neurobiology, and psychopharmacology, and also is author of the "Drugs in Psychiatry" chapter of the Encyclopedia Americana. Preston is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and has lectured internationally.John H. O'Neal, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist at Kaiser Sacramento Medical Center and assistant clinical professor in the department of psychiatry at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. He was in private practice for over twenty years and is past chief of the Department of Psychiatry at Sutter Community Hospitals in Sacramento, CA. O'Neal is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and lectures on depression and psychopharmacology to mental health professionals, self-help organizations, and the public.Mary C. Talaga, R.Ph., Ph.D., is administrative services leader for Kaiser Permanente Pharmacy Operations, Northern California Region. She has been a pharmacist for over thirty years, with specialization in psychiatric pharmacy. Talaga has practiced in a variety of clinical settings and provides training and mentoring to health care professionals as well as general education to patients and consumers.