The fully updated 12th edition of an essential reference for anyone responsible for prescribing drugs for patients with mental health disorders. A well-respected and widely-used source of information on which drugs to prescribe, which side effects to look out for, how best to augment or switch drugs, and more Provides concise reviews of psychiatric disorders and relevant psychopharmacology, along with general guidance based on the data reviewed and current clinical practice Includes specific guidance for schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and special populations such as children, the elderly and pregnant women Each section features a full reference list so the evidence base can be checked quickly and easily This title is also available as a mobile App from MedHand Mobile Libraries. Buy it now from iTunes, Google Play or the MedHand Store.
Now entering its ninth edition, The Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines is the most widely used guide to psychiatric prescribing in the UK. The guidelines are an essential means by which psychiatrists and other healthcare professional stay current with the latest advances in prescribing. It provides practical advice for common clinical situations and is an essential text for prescribers, nursing staff, pharmacists, GPs, and those in related professions.
Now in its eighth edition, The Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines is the most widely used guide to psychiatric prescribing in the UK. Fully updated throughout, this new edition presents sections on topics of current interest such as antipsychotics and hyperlipidaemia, antipsychotic-induced hyponatraemia, borderline personality disorder, depression in multiple sclerosis, and melatonin for the treatment of insomnia in children and adolescents. Providing practically useful advice for common clinical situations, this is an essential text for prescribers, nursing staff, pharmacists, GPs, and those in related professions.
One of the most widely used guides to prescribing psychiatric medications, the Tenth Edition of Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines returns with fully updated content and new sections on the latest topics of interest in the field of psychiatry. A must-have reference for prescribers, nursing staff, pharmacists, family physicians, and other professions in allied medicine, this text contains a volume of practical advice for use in common clinical situations. Covering all aspects of psychiatric evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment, this edition: provides background information and scientific knowledge on several psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, and anxiety disorder details plasma monitoring of psychotics and anticonvulsants analyzes psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents describes the use of psychotropics in special patient groups educates the reader on patient substance abuse discusses miscellaneous conditions and substances
Audit is an essential activity for all psychiatrists. Involvement in audit must be evidenced by consultants for revalidation and by trainees in their Annual Review of Competence Progression (ARCP). This book will therefore be relevant for psychiatrists of all grades. It aims to help ease the audit process by offering tried and tested recipes for conducting audits in clinical services. All the audits in this book have been undertaken by the authors and it therefore provides useful practical advice for carrying out the audits in day-to-day practice.
The Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines began as a ten-page pamphlet designed for use by prescribers in the Maudsley NHS Trust. This sixth edition has been fully updated and expanded to meet the needs of prescribers, nursing staff, pharmacists, GPs and other professions allied to medicine.
The most common personality disorder here and abroad, borderline personality disorder is often misdiagnosed or underdiagnosed. Left untreated, it causes marked distress and impairment in social, occupational, and role functioning, with high rates of self-destructive behavior (attempted and completed suicide). Its pervasive pattern of impulsivity and instability of interpersonal relationships, affects, and self-image begins in early adulthood and presents in a variety of contexts. Developed primarily by psychiatrists in active clinical practice, the revised edition of this popular work offers an updated synthesis of current scientific knowledge and rational clinical practice for patients with borderline personality disorder -- with the important caveat that clinicians should consider, but not limit themselves to, the treatments recommended here. The summary of treatment recommendations is keyed according to the level of confidence with which each recommendation is made and coded to show the nature of its supporting evidence. Highly informative and easy to use, this eminently practical volume is organized into three major parts: Part A contains treatment recommendations (Section I, treatment summaries; Section II, treatment plans; Section III, special clinical considerations; and Section IV, risk management issues during treatment), Part B presents the evidence underlying these treatment recommendations (Section V, an overview of DSM-IV-TR criteria, prevalence rates, and natural history and course; and Section VI, a review of existing treatment literature), and Part C summarizes those areas in which better research data are needed. Remarkably concise and comprehensive, this practice guideline continues to be an indispensable reference for every clinician who treats patients with this heterogeneous and complex disorder.