Clearly written in a collegial, narrative style for easy reading and comprehension, the fifth edition of this bestselling manual offers extensively updated chapters with new sections and summary tables for quick reference, including the latest information on antidepressants, antipsychotics, mood stabilizers, antianxiety agents, hypnotics, and stimulants.
This comprehensive clinical guide emphasizes:
- Practical advice - i.e., specific recommendations about dosing, titration, and combining medications - derived from the authors' extensive clinical experience.
- General principles of psychopharmacological treatment, including advice on legal, ethical, and economic issues.
- Past, current, and future treatments for all major classes of medications, including mechanisms of action and pharmacokinetics.
- Augmentation strategies for treatment resistant disorders, emergency room treatment, pharmacotherapy for substance use disorders