This indispensable book provides therapists and counselors with crucial knowledge about psychotropic medications: when and how to make medication referrals, how to answer patients' questions and help them handle problems that arise, and how to combine medication and psychotherapy effectively. Ideal for readers without extensive background in neurobiology, the book clearly explains how medications work in the brain and how they affect an individual's emotions, behavior, and relationships. Strategies for collaborating successfully with patients, their family members, and prescribers are discussed in detail. In the revised edition, psychopharmacology content has been fully updated.
JoEllen Patterson, PhD, Marriage and Family Therapy Program, University of San Diego; Departments of Family Medicine and Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, USA A. Ari Albala, MD, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, USA Margaret E. McCahill, MD, Combined Family Medicine--Psychiatry Residency Program, University of California, San Diego, USA Todd M. Edwards, PhD, Marriage and Family Therapy program, University of San Diego, USA