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The Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines in Psychiatry

Author: David M. Taylor,Thomas R. E. Barnes,Allan H. Young

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119442583

Category: Medical

Page: 872

View: 2982

The revised 13th edition of the essential reference for the prescribing of drugs for patients with mental health disorders The revised and updated 13th edition of The Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines in Psychiatry provides up-to-date information, expert guidance on prescribing practice in mental health, including drug choice, treatment of adverse effects and how to augment or switch medications. The text covers a wide range of topics including pharmacological interventions for schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety, and many other less common conditions. There is advice on prescribing in children and adolescents, in substance misuse and in special patient groups. This world-renowned guide has been written in concise terms by an expert team of psychiatrists and specialist pharmacists. The Guidelines help with complex prescribing problems and include information on prescribing psychotropic medications outside their licensed indications as well as potential interactions with other medications and substances such as alcohol, tobacco and caffeine. In addition, each of the book’s 165 sections features a full reference list so that evidence on which guidance is based can be readily accessed. This important text: Is the world’s leading clinical resource for evidence-based prescribing in day-to-day clinical practice and for formulating prescribing policy Includes referenced information on topics such as transferring from one medication to another, prescribing psychotropic medications during pregnancy or breastfeeding, and treating patients with comorbid physical conditions, including impaired renal or hepatic function. Presents guidance on complex clinical problems that may not be encountered routinely Written for psychiatrists, neuropharmacologists, pharmacists and clinical psychologists as well as nurses and medical trainees, The Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines in Psychiatry are the established reference source for ensuring the safe and effective use of medications for patients presenting with mental health problems.
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The Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines in Psychiatry

Author: David Taylor,Carol Paton,Shitij Kapur

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111875459X

Category: Medical

Page: 760

View: 4936

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.
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The Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines in Psychiatry

Author: David Taylor,Carol Paton,Shitij Kapur

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118323254

Category: Medical

Page: 680

View: 4636

Helps with complex prescribing needs The evidence base for drug treatments in psychiatry ranges from meta-analyses and randomised controlled clinical trials to single case reports, and from NICE guidelines to individual SPCs. Where do you look for information when transferring a patient from one drug to another? Where do you find a clear overview when dealing with a complex patient (e.g, with co-morbid epilepsy or liver disease or HIV infection)? Where can you seek advice on prescribing psychotropics during pregnancy? The Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines in Psychiatry! The leading clinical reference for handling prescribing problems as encountered in daily practice and for formulating prescribing policy. Evidence-based and written by experts This book is the essential guide for anyone responsible for prescribing, dispensing or administering drugs for patients with mental health disorders. All the evidence has been reviewed and summarized succinctly by an expert team of psychiatrists and pharmacists. New content and improved format This new edition makes greater use of tables and boxes to facilitate quick reference and includes new sections on cytochrome-mediated interactions and psychiatric side effects of non-psychotropic drugs. Clinically relevant Chapters address plasma monitoring, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety, children and adolescents, substance abuse and special patient groups. Each section has a full reference list. The book covers prescribing drugs outside their licensed indications and their interaction with substances such as alcohol, nicotine and caffeine. Useful for all levels of experience Trainees will gain important information regarding the rational, safe and effective use of medications for patients with mental illness. Experienced clinicians will find excellent guidance regarding more complex issues that they may not encounter regularly. Why the Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines in Psychiatry? Long recognized as an international trailblazer in mental health care, the Maudsley Hospital earned its reputation for excellence in both in-patient and community care. It is highly regarded for its research, and pioneered the use of clinical neuroscience. You can trust The Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines in Psychiatry to be scientifically sound and clinically effective.
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Essential Psychopharmacology: The Prescriber's Guide

Revised and Updated Edition

Author: Stephen M. Stahl

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521683505

Category: Medical

Page: 605

View: 2569

Thoroughly updated, revised, and easy-to-use guide for prescribing clinicians, covering over 100 psychotropic drugs.
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Prescribing Mental Health Medication

The Practitioner's Guide

Author: Christopher M. Doran

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113628009X

Category: Medical

Page: 584

View: 5364

Prescribing Mental Health Medication is a text for practitioners who treat mental disorders with medication. It explains the entire process of medication assessment, management and follow up for general medical practitioners, mental health practitioners, students, residents, prescribing nurses and others perfecting this skill. Already used by providers and training institutions throughout the world, the newly revised second edition is completely updated and focuses on the following key issues: How to determine if medication is needed Proper dosing and how to start and stop medication When to change medication Dealing with difficult patients Specific mental health symptoms and appropriate medication Special populations including pregnant women, substance abusers, children and adolescents, and the elderly Monitoring medication with blood levels Management of medication side effects and avoidance of medication risk The misuse of medication Prescription of generic preparations Prescriptions via the Internet, telemedicine, and electronic medical records Organizing a prescriptive office and record-keeping Completely updated, this text includes information on all psychotropic medications in use in the United States and the United Kingdom. It incorporates clinical tips, sample dialogues for talking about medications to patients, and information specifically relevant in primary care settings.
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The Maudsley Handbook of Practical Psychiatry

Author: David P. Goldberg,Robin Murray

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199299765

Category: Medical

Page: 227

View: 8857

The Maudsley Handbook of Practical Psychiatry has long served trainees in psychiatry, presenting them with practical and essential advice. This new edition of the handbook, perhaps better known as the 'Orange book', provides guidance on the psychiatric and neuropsychiatric examination and interviewing of adults and children - not just a central skill, but the basis for reaching a diagnosis and defining a treatment plan. It also covers special interview situations, such as dealing with specific patient reactions, and other special problems, for example, conducting a complicated assessment in cases of autism or self harm. The final chapters explain when to refer to the experts and describes early treatment interventions. The book concludes with important legal and service organisation issues. As with previous editions, the new edition has been revised and rewritten with the full and active involvement of a group of consultant psychiatrists and trainees.
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Managing the Side Effects of Psychotropic Medications, Second Edition

Author: Joseph F. Goldberg, M.D., M.S.,Carrie L. Ernst, M.D.

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 1585624888

Category: Medical

Page: 616

View: 7611

Information about new psychotropic drugs, a summary of advances in knowledge about identifiable risk factors for adverse effects, and updated recommendations on viable "antidote" management strategies -- including novel pharmacotherapies for tardive dyskinesia and newer agents for weight loss -- are among the features of this new, second edition of Managing the Side Effects of Psychotropic Medications. Where other psychopharmacology textbooks -- and, indeed, most internships and residencies in psychiatry -- lack a solid basis in primary care medicine, this guide bridges that educational gap, offering a thorough examination of all the effects of taking a psychotropic drug as well practical clinical advice on how to manage complications that arise. The book is divided into three parts: The first deals with global issues that affect the assessment and formulation of possible adverse effects, as well as with pertinent concepts related to basic pharmacology, physiology, and medical monitoring. The second part presents information organized by individual organ systems or specific medical circumstances. The final part focuses on summary recommendations covering all the material presented in the book and is followed by helpful appendixes and self-assessment questions and resources for practitioners. This new edition includes: * Updated summaries about what psychiatrists should know regarding drug-drug interactions, iatrogenic cardiac arrhythmias, drug pressor effects and orthostatic hypotension, and drug rashes; as well as updated discussions on avoiding lithium nephrotoxicity, handling adverse effect emergencies, and understanding new FDA classifications about drug safety during pregnancy* An expanded discussion on the strengths and limitations of pharmacogenetic testing to predict adverse drug effects, as well as information about new treatments for sexual dysfunction, sleep disturbances, cognitive complaints, and other maladies* Revised summary tables to aid rapid assessment and management* An expanded section on supplemental resources* An updated and expanded self-assessment section with more key questions Busy clinicians will find in Managing the Side Effects of Psychotropic Medications an accessible reference that provides both scientific and scholarly discussion of the consequences of drug therapies they may prescribe (or avoid), the range of available strategies to effectively manage adverse effects, and the scientific and practical implications of their treatment decisions.
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Drug Interactions in Psychiatry

Author: Domenic A. Ciraulo

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781748179

Category: Medical

Page: 442

View: 8466

Thoroughly updated for its Third Edition, this handbook provides complete, current, and easily accessible information on how psychotropic drugs interact with one another and with compounds used to treat non-psychiatric medical conditions. The book is organized for rapid reference, includes numerous tables, and offers guidelines for managing adverse effects. The Third Edition includes an adverse drug effects table in the appendix section, tables on receptor binding and dosing, and the latest information on drugs of abuse and chemical dependence. This edition also includes drug-food interactions for each drug category and interactions of psychotropic drugs with HIV medications.
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Clinical Manual of Psychopharmacology in the Medically Ill

Author: James L. Levenson,Stephen J. Ferrando

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 1615371079

Category: Medical

Page: 864

View: 1039

The new edition of Clinical Manual of Psychopharmacology in the Medically Ill continues the legacy and builds on the success of the first edition by offering a thoroughly up-to-date, comprehensive, and practical guide to the prescription of psychotropic medications in patients with medical illness. The book addresses the prevalence of psychiatric illness in patients with serious medical illness, the complications that may arise, and the implications for psychopharmacological treatment. There is increasing recognition that patients with medical and psychiatric comorbidity have more functional impairment, disability days, emergency department use, rehospitalization, and other medical care costs than do those without such comorbidity. As a result, health care systems have been incentivized to develop new and innovative models of population-based care that integrate medical and psychiatric care in an effort to increase quality and prevention while decreasing use of expensive services such as emergency department visits and hospitalizations. The book is a valuable guide for clinicians across a range of specialties operating in this new, more demanding health care environment. The manual addresses critically important topics through the use of a variety of user-friendly features: Psychiatric drugs that have become available since the first edition, as well as all recent relevant randomized controlled trials, systematic reviews, and meta-analyses, are covered thoroughly. Each chapter addresses key differential diagnostic considerations and adverse neuropsychiatric side effects of disease-specific medications. Disease-specific pharmacokinetic principles in drug prescribing, including interactions between psychotropic drugs and disease-specific drugs, are also addressed. Key summary points pertaining to psychotropic prescribing in the specific medical disease(s) or specialty area covered are included at the end of each chapter, and a multitude of useful tables summarizing the most important information are provided as well. Chapters are heavily referenced with source information should readers wish to expand their knowledge in a specific area. The chapter authors were selected for their expertise in each area, then the text was edited for consistency, clarity, and maximum utility. Clinical Manual of Psychopharmacology in the Medically Ill is a rigorous and illuminating guide to this vital topic, and clinicians from a variety of specialties will find it indispensable.
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Essential Psychopharmacology

Neuroscientific Basis and Practical Applications

Author: S. M. Stahl,Stephen M. Stahl

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521641548

Category: Medical

Page: 601

View: 5019

Much expanded, fully revised, and with many more new illustrations, this remains the essential text for anyone who has to master the complexities of psychopharmacology.
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The Maudsley Reader in Phenomenological Psychiatry

Author: Matthew R. Broome,Robert Harland,Gareth S. Owen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521882753

Category: Medical

Page: 283

View: 5918

Brings together and interprets previously hard-to-find texts, new translations and passages detailing the interplay between philosophy and psychopathology.
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The Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines

Author: David Taylor,Carol Paton,Robert Kerwin

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780415424165

Category: Medical

Page: 543

View: 2273

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.
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Clinical Manual of Geriatric Psychopharmacology

Author: Sandra A. Jacobson

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 1585625337

Category: Medical

Page: 544

View: 4461

In the 7 years since the first edition of Clinical Manual of Geriatric Psychopharmacology was published, dozens of new drugs have been released, and older medications have been marketed in different formulations. In addition, research on pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and mechanism of action, potential interactions, and other critical topics has proceeded apace, rendering much of the information in existing guides obsolete. This new volume is both comprehensive and completely up to date, offering information unavailable elsewhere. New drugs covered include asenapine, paliperidone, iloperidone, lurasidone, desvenlafaxine, vilazodone, long-acting trazodone, milnacipran, armodafinil, extended-release valproate, rotigotine transdermal, tetrabenazine, dextromethorphan, long-acting gabapentin, and transdermal buprenorphine. Each chapter has a standardized format, with topics including pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and mechanism of action, drug interactions, clinical use (which addresses choice of drug, alternative formulations/routes, pre-treatment evaluation, dose and dose titration, PRN use, monitoring treatment, drug levels, managing treatment resistance, switching drugs, duration of treatment, discontinuation, and overdose), adverse effects, and treatment of selected syndromes and disorders. Dozens of tables, boxes, and figures organize and present complex material, such as practice guidelines, in a straightforward manner that is easy to understand and apply, and the concise, bulleted text facilitates reading and comprehension in the clinical setting. "Specific Drug Summaries" -- one-page summaries of prescribing information for individual drugs -- provide fast access to critical information in a simple format. Designed for residents, fellows, and all clinicians in psychiatry and medicine who diagnose and treat psychiatric and neuropsychiatric conditions affecting geriatric patients, this clinical reference can be used across all treatment settings (inpatient, outpatient, day hospital, consultation, and nursing home). Meticulously referenced and grounded in the latest research, Clinical Manual of Geriatric Psychopharmacology, Second Edition, is the definitive guide to psychotropic use in elderly patients. Clinicians can rely confidently on its up-to-date coverage and authoritative counsel.
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The Neuroscience of Clinical Psychiatry

Author: Edmund Higgins

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1496372026

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

View: 5984

Bridge the gap between neuroscience and mental illness/mental health with this straightforward and reader-friendly resource! The Neuroscience of Clinical Psychiatry, 3rd Edition is a highly readable, in-depth text ideal for residents studying for boards, practicing psychiatrists, and any mental health professional seeking an overview of the neuroscience revolution. Focusing on the basic neuroscientific concepts underlying normal behavior and commonly encountered disorders, Dr. Edmund S. Higgins and Dr. Mark S. George make complex information enjoyable, relevant, and easy to understand, ensuring that this Third Edition continues to be a trusted source of information on the neurologic underpinnings of psychiatric disorders.
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Fish's Clinical Psychopathology

Signs and Symptoms in Psychiatry

Author: Frank James Fish,Patricia R. Casey,Brendan Kelly

Publisher: RCPsych Publications

ISBN: 9781904671329

Category: Medical

Page: 138

View: 9744

Fish's Clinical Psychopathology has shaped the psychiatric training and clinical practice of several generations of psychiatrists, but has been out of print for many years. The third edition of this modern classic presents the clinical descriptions and psychopathological insights of Fish to a new generation of students and practitioners. This is an essential text for students of medicine, trainees in psychiatry and practising psychiatrists. It will also be of interest to psychiatric nurses, mental health social workers, clinical psychologists and all readers who value concise descriptions of the symptoms of mental illness and astute accounts of the many and varied manifestations of disordered psychological function. * Completely revised edition of classic text. * New sections on personality disorder, cognitive distortion, defence mechanisms, memory and unusual psychiatric syndromes. * Updated references to contemporary literature.
Depression, Mental

American Psychiatric Association Practice Guidelines

Author: American Psychiatric Association

Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing

ISBN: 9780890423066

Category: Depression, Mental

Page: 347

View: 1163

The aim of the American Psychiatric Association Practice Guideline series is to improve patient care. Guidelines provide a comprehensive synthesis of all available information relevant to the clinical topic. Practice guidelines can be vehicles for educating psychiatrists, other medical and mental health professionals, and the general public about appropriate and inappropriate treatments. The series also will identify those areas in which critical information is lacking and in which research could be expected to improve clinical decisions. The Practice Guidelines are also designed to help those charged with overseeing the utilization and reimbursement of psychiatric services to develop more scientifically based and clinically sensitive criteria.
Medical

Antipsychotic Long-acting Injections

Author: Peter Haddad,Tim Lambert,John Lauriello

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191045780

Category: Medical

Page: 320

View: 6869

Antipsychotic Long-acting Injections (LAIs) were introduced in the 1960s to improve treatment adherence in schizophrenia. Subsequently, first-generation antipsychotic LAIs became widely used in many countries. Since the initial publication of Antipsychotic Long-acting Injections in 2010, new trial data have been published on long-acting injection (LAI) preparations of the drugs Risperidone, Paliperidone, and Olanzapine. Furthermore, a new LAI preparation of the drug Aripiprazole has recently been approved for clinical use in the United States and is likely to be approved in Europe soon. The second edition of this successful book has been fully updated to include this new data, with reference to both observational studies and randomized controlled trials, as well as other new developments in the clinical use of antipsychotic LAIs. New chapters have been added covering the comparison between oral and injectable antipsychotics, Olanzapine LAI, Aripiprazole LAI, and the practicalities of organizing a specialized clinic for long-acting injectable antipsychotics. Existing chapters have also been thoroughly updated to take into account the most recently published research. Antipsychotic Long-acting Injections, Second edition brings together clinical and research findings on LAIs in a comprehensive volume, with chapters written by international experts.
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The Prescriber's Guide: Antidepressants

Stahl's Essential Psychopharmacology

Author: Stephen M. Stahl,Stephen Stahl

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107667968

Category: Medical

Page: 279

View: 3814

This spin-off from Stephen Stahl's new, completely revised, and fully updated fourth edition of the Prescriber's Guide covers the most important drugs in use today for treating depression. Now established as the indispensable formulary in psychopharmacology, easy to navigate and easy to use, the Prescriber's Guide combines evidence-based information with clinically-informed guidance to support clinicians in making the most effective prescribing decisions for the good of their patients. Incorporating information on the newest indications, new formulations, new recommendations and new safety data, this edition continues to provide the essential practical support required by anyone prescribing in the field of mental health.
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The Frith Prescribing Guidelines for People with Intellectual Disability

Author: Sabyasachi Bhaumik,Satheesh Kumar Gangadharan,David Branford,Mary Barrett

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111889720X

Category: Medical

Page: 264

View: 4167

Originally published as Frith prescribing guidelines for adults with learning disability.
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The American Psychiatric Association Practice Guidelines for the Psychiatric Evaluation of Adults, Third Edition

Author: American Psychiatric Association

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 0890424659

Category: Medical

Page: 170

View: 8662

Since the publication of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report Clinical Practice Guidelines We Can Trust in 2011, there has been an increasing emphasis on assuring that clinical practice guidelines are trustworthy, developed in a transparent fashion, and based on a systematic review of the available research evidence. To align with the IOM recommendations and to meet the new requirements for inclusion of a guideline in the National Guidelines Clearinghouse of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), American Psychiatric Association (APA) has adopted a new process for practice guideline development. Under this new process APA's practice guidelines also seek to provide better clinical utility and usability. Rather than a broad overview of treatment for a disorder, new practice guidelines focus on a set of discrete clinical questions of relevance to an overarching subject area. A systematic review of evidence is conducted to address these clinical questions and involves a detailed assessment of individual studies. The quality of the overall body of evidence is also rated and is summarized in the practice guideline. With the new process, recommendations are determined by weighing potential benefits and harms of an intervention in a specific clinical context. Clear, concise, and actionable recommendation statements help clinicians to incorporate recommendations into clinical practice, with the goal of improving quality of care. The new practice guideline format is also designed to be more user friendly by dividing information into modules on specific clinical questions. Each module has a consistent organization, which will assist users in finding clinically useful and relevant information quickly and easily. This new edition of the practice guidelines on psychiatric evaluation for adults is the first set of the APA's guidelines developed under the new guideline development process. These guidelines address the following nine topics, in the context of an initial psychiatric evaluation: review of psychiatric symptoms, trauma history, and treatment history; substance use assessment; assessment of suicide risk; assessment for risk of aggressive behaviors; assessment of cultural factors; assessment of medical health; quantitative assessment; involvement of the patient in treatment decision making; and documentation of the psychiatric evaluation. Each guideline recommends or suggests topics to include during an initial psychiatric evaluation. Findings from an expert opinion survey have also been taken into consideration in making recommendations or suggestions. In addition to reviewing the available evidence on psychiatry evaluation, each guideline also provides guidance to clinicians on implementing these recommendations to enhance patient care.