Memorable Psychopharmacology

Author: Jonathan P. Heldt, M.d.

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

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Page: 228

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Nine out of ten people use psychoactive substances on a regular basis, making it essential for all healthcare providers to be knowledgeable about both prescription and recreational drugs. Memorable Psychopharmacology uses a conversational tone, catchy mnemonics, visual aids, and practice questions to ensure that you not only learn the material but retain it far into the future. For anyone preparing to meet the mental health needs of their patients (including medical students, physicians, nurses, pharmacists, psychologists, physician assistances, social workers, and more), Memorable Psychopharmacology is an indispensable review.

Memorable Psychiatry

Author: Jonathan Heldt

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

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Page: 486

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The best and most effective way to learn about psychiatry! From the author of Memorable Psychopharmacology, Memorable Psychiatry breaks down the complex but fascinating world of mental health using simple explanations, frequent mnemonics, visual aids, and a focus on mechanisms over memorization to catch you up to speed and put you ahead of the curve on the art and science of psychiatric diagnosis.
Study Aids

EPPP Fundamentals, Step One, Second Edition

Author: Anne L. Klee, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

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Category: Study Aids

Page: 420

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Aimed at helping students master the final hurdle to becoming a licensed, certified psychologist, the second edition of this authoritative content review for the EPPP is expanded to include 20% more content, the DSM-5, contributions from esteemed new authors, and an easily navigable mobile APP to enhance test-taking skills. Additional practice questions, along with well-honed test-taking strategies, further facilitate exam success. Written by expert professors, training directors, and practitioners in each subject area, this affordable resource includes over 320 sample questions in the eight content areas that will be included on the exam. The guide goes beyond merely “teaching the test” with rote memorization by addressing content in a stepwise, narrative, and review format. Questions are included at the end of each chapter to help students gauge mastery of all subject matter. New to the Second Edition: Expanded with 20% more content Includes detailed and updated diagnostic criteria from DSM-5 Offers contributions by esteemed new authors Delivers additional practice questions randomized for better command of content Updates clinical practice content and theoretical advancements Includes APP for practice anywhere, anytime on your mobile device or web browser! (IOS, Android and the web, with a powerful, simple-to-use interface) APP includes all the high-quality content from the book and over 320 practice questions with detailed results showing your strength and weaknesses Key Features: Presents an in-depth, comprehensive content review that goes beyond “teaching the test” Provides 320+ Q&As with rationales Written and edited by leading scholars and directors of training Highlights test-taking strategies Includes key points to remember and recommended readings for more in-depth study Mirrors how doctoral-level courses are commonly taught
Medical

Practical Psychopharmacology

Author: Joseph Goldberg

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Category: Medical

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Despite the lack of guidance available for practitioners, extensive polypharmacy has become the primary method of treating patients with severe and chronic mood, anxiety, psychotic or behavioral disorders. This ground-breaking new book provides an overview of psychopharmacology knowledge and decision-making strategies, integrating findings from evidence-based trials with real-world clinical presentations. It adopts the approach and mind-set of a clinical investigator and reveals how prescribers can practice 'bespoke psychopharmacology', tailoring care to the individualized needs of patients. Practitioners at all levels of expertise will enhance their ability to devise rationale-based treatments, targeting manifestations of dysfunctional neural circuitry and dimensions of psychopathology that cut across conventional psychiatric diagnoses. Presented in a user-friendly, practical, full-colour layout and incorporating summary tables, bullet points, and illustrative case vignettes, it is an invaluable guide for all healthcare professionals prescribing psychotropic medications, including psychiatry specialists, primary care physicians, and advanced practice registered nurses.
Medical

Psychopharmacology

Author: Herbert Mwebe

Publisher: Critical Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 192

View: 468

This concise and accessible text is suitable for all trainee and registered health professionals who require knowledge and understanding of drugs used in the treatment of mental health conditions for prescribing or administering purposes. Introductory material provides a background on psychotropic drugs, the etiology of mental illness, some of the commonly used drugs in practice and brief notes on common non-pharmacological interventional options. It also examines biochemical and neurodevelopmental theories and the link to the pathophysiology of mental illness as well as clinical decision making. The central chapters of the book provide comprehensive coverage of all the major medications used in mental health. Each focuses on a specific class of drug, detailing the most commonly used medicines, including side effects, average doses, contra-indications and clinical management interventions that may be required. At the end of each chapter a series of review questions enable readers to review their learning, and theory is clearly related to practice throughout.
Medical

Stahl's Essential Psychopharmacology

Author: Stephen M. Stahl

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Category: Medical

Page: 624

View: 209

The fully-updated fifth edition covers the essential information required to become a neurobiologically empowered psychopharmacologist.
Social Science

Social Work Practice and Psychopharmacology, Third Edition

Author: Sophia F. Dziegielewski, PhD, LCSW

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

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Category: Social Science

Page: 452

View: 718

Praise for the Second Edition: “This is a very well-written book...My students appreciated the down-to-earth style of writing...Many of my students are deathly afraid of topics that have anything to do with biology. [They] were assured by the lack of jargon and the fact that the chapters were written in a way that they could easily understand. I look forward to the third edition!” -Nathan Thomas, LCSW San Jose State University, School of Social Work “New findings emerge daily, and new medications hit the market every year...The nature of this topic lends itself to revision at least every 2-3 years to stay current and germane to current practice standards... The case studies are a nice way to transform and integrate clinical principles with social work practice. Students have enjoyed the book as a foundational text.” -Dr. Robert Mindrup, PsyD, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Social Work This comprehensive text—noted for its facility in integrating principles into practice--prepares social work students to play a key role within an interdisciplinary health care team: that of counseling clients who are taking medications used to treat common mental health conditions. The third edition has been fully revised to include new medications and reflect changes resulting from the publication of the DSM 5. Sample treatment plans, case examples, and a full glossary of medications have been updated, and the addition of a comprehensive Instructor’s Manual further enhances the text’s value. Also included is information on prescription drug abuse, expanded discussions of psychopharmacological considerations related to gender and culture, a new section on medical marijuana, pregnant women, and new content related to suicide warnings and internet availability and electronic records. The third edition also features a discussion of potential interactions with medications used to treat chronic conditions and emphasizes professional collaboration. The text is replete with guidance on common medicine-related issues social workers encounter in practice, including identifying potentially dangerous drug interactions and adverse side effects, improving medication compliance, recognizing the warning signs of drug dependence, and understanding how psychopharmacology can work in conjunction with psychosocial interventions. The role of the social worker taking into account treatment planning is stressed. The text also addresses the particular needs of children, older adults, and pregnant women and the treatment of specific mental health conditions. New to the Third Edition: • Reflects changes related to the DSM-5, the Affordable Care Act, and a multitude of new medications • Includes a restructured chapter on special populations highlighting the needs of children and adolescents, older adults and pregnant women • Presents new sections on electronic health records, telemedicine, suicide warnings, and medical marijuana • Offers enhanced coverage of psychopharmacological considerations related to gender and culture • Updates case examples, treatment plans, and extensive medication glossary • Provides a comprehensive Instructor’s Manual with PowerPoint slides, a sample syllabus, and sample tests Key Features: • Addresses the role of medication from the perspective of social work treatment • Delivers guidance on common challenges social workers encounter in practice • Encourages and empowers clients to be active in their own treatment • Emphasizes the role of the social worker in the use and misuse of medication • Identifies potentially dangerous drug interactions and adverse side effects • Explains how psychopharmacology works in conjunction with psychosocial interventions
Business & Economics

Impossible to Ignore: Creating Memorable Content to Influence Decisions

Author: Carmen Simon

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 531

A groundbreaking approach to creating memorable messages that are easy to process, hard to forget, and impossible to ignore—using the latest in brain science Audiences forget up to 90 percent of what you communicate. But people make decisions and act based on what they remember, so a pragmatic approach for the effective communicator is to be deliberate about the 10 percent that audiences do retain. Otherwise, content recall is random and inconsistent. Many experts have offered techniques on how to improve your own memory, but not how to influence other people’s memory. Drawing on the latest research in neuroscience and cognitive psychology, Impossible to Ignore is a practical step-by-step guide that will show you how to control the 10 percent that your audiences do remember by creating content that attracts attention, sharpens recall, and guides decision-making toward a desired action.
Neuropsychopharmacology

From Psychopharmacology to Neuropsychopharmacology in the 1980s and the Story of CINP, as Told in Autobiography

Author: Thomas A. Ban

Publisher: Collegium Internationale Neuro-Psychopharmacologic

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Category: Neuropsychopharmacology

Page: 410

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This series covers in autobiographical accounts the first fifty years in the history of neuropsychopharmacology. The autobiographies in Volume I, (The Rise of Psychopharmacology and the Story of CINP) are from psychopharmacologists who began their professional careers in the 1950s and 1960s; in Volume II (The Triumph of Psychopharmacology and the Story of CINP), from those who started in the 1970s; in Volume III (From Psychopharmacology to Neuropsychopharmacology in the 1980s and the Story of CINP), who started in the 1980s; and in Volume IV (Reflections on Twentieth-Century Psychopharmacology), who started in the 1990s. At the core of each volume are personal accounts in which the contributions of the scientists, are at the center of the reflections, but also include several sections in which the reflections are focused on the mainstream of events, particular areas of research, individuals and organizations. The series was the extension of an effort by CINP's History Committee, during the chairmanship of Tom Ban, to document both the history of the College and the enire field. It was co-edited by Ban, David Healy and Edward Shorter. Its publication was supported by the College primarily from non-restricted publication grants received from Pierre Fabre, Janssen Pharmaceutica and Research Foundation,Inc., and Janssen Phamaceutica International in Collaboration with Organon International.

Memory and motivational/emotional processes

Author: Antonella Gasbarri

Publisher: Frontiers E-books

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It is well established that memory for emotional information is generally better than for neutral information. This Research Topic comprises a set of papers focusing on memory and its relation with motivational and emotional processes, ranging from electroencephalographic evidences of emotional modulation of memory systems, to the role of neurotransmitters/neuromodulators (i.e. endocannabinoid, glucocorticoid, serotonin, noradrenergic, dopaminergic systems), and second messengers on emotional memory, and the specific involvement of cerebral areas on the relation between memory and motivational/emotional processes (i.e. prefrontal cortex, amygdala, accumbens). In particular, some of the topics discussed in this Research Topic will include: cortical activity correlates of emotional modulation of memory systems, interactions between ascending vagal fibers and central noradrenergic systems in modulating memory for emotionally arousing events, involvement of prefrontal /accumbal catecholamine system in processing emotional and motivational salience, role of both negative and positive emotional arousal in increasing persistence of consolidated memories through modulation of second messengers and the involvement of emotional arousal in the activation of amygdala projections, that can then modulate different types of memory.
Social Science

Coercion as Cure

Author: Thomas Szasz

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

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Category: Social Science

Page: 293

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Understanding the history of psychiatry requires an accurate view of its function and purpose. In this provocative new study, Szasz challenges conventional beliefs about psychiatry. He asserts that, in fact, psychiatrists are not concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of bona fide illnesses. Psychiatric tradition, social expectation, and the law make it clear that coercion is the profession's determining characteristic. Psychiatrists may "diagnose" or "treat" people without their consent or even against their clearly expressed wishes, and these involuntary psychiatric interventions are as different as are sexual relations between consenting adults and the sexual violence we call "rape." But the point is not merely the difference between coerced and consensual psychiatry, but to contrast them. The term "psychiatry" ought to be applied to one or the other, but not both. As long as psychiatrists and society refuse to recognize this, there can be no real psychiatric historiography. The coercive character of psychiatry was more apparent in the past than it is now. Then, insanity was synonymous with unfitness for liberty. Toward the end of the nineteenth century, a new type of psychiatric relationship developed, when people experiencing so-called "nervous symptoms," sought help. This led to a distinction between two kinds of mental diseases: neuroses and psychoses. Persons who complained about their own behavior were classified as neurotic, whereas persons about whose behavior others complained were classified as psychotic. The legal, medical, psychiatric, and social denial of this simple distinction and its far-reaching implications undergirds the house of cards that is modern psychiatry. Coercion as Cure is the most important book by Szasz since his landmark The Myth of Mental Illness.
Medical

Examination Notes in Psychiatry - Basic Sciences 2Ed

Author: Saj Malhi

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 264

View: 723

Candidates for the MRCPsych examinations have often found the Basic Sciences component one of the hardest to pass and while it underpins all clinical practice, it will continue to be a large part of the Part II syllabus. The extremely popular Examination Notes in Psychiatry: Basic Sciences has been fully revised and expanded for this second edition, providing both the background and in-depth knowledge that will enable trainees to tackle difficult subjects, such as psychological assessment, psychopharmacology and neuroimaging. All the material has been reviewed in the light of new recommendations from the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the changes to the exam format, and the book now covers every subject in a succinct, easily absorbable style. The text has been broken down into memorable parts, highlighting key points with bullet points. Anyone sitting the MRCPsych Part II exam will find this aide-memoire invaluable.
Medical

Treatment Planning for Psychotherapists, Third Edition

Author: Richard B. Makover, M.D.

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 268

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Previous editions of Dr. Richard B. Makover's popular handbook Treatment Planning for Psychotherapists shed light on this all-too-often neglected element of psychotherapy while squarely establishing themselves as the go-to references on the topic. Drawing on the author's years of experience, and with engaging and memorable clinical examples, the book presents a top-down, outcome-based approach to treatment planning that emphasizes the importance of the initial interview and assessment to the planning process, while providing practical advice for enhancing patient collaboration and reducing drop-out rates. This revised edition of the guide has been updated to reflect important changes in mental health delivery systems and funding relevant to treatment providers, as well as the challenges and opportunities posed by the digital revolution. It is also more readable than ever: bullet points and chapter-end summaries distill points of emphasis, helping readers take in and reference information easily and effectively. This third edition also features: * An amplified chapter on assessment that explains how this crucial step should inform case formulation and, as a result, treatment planning.* An expanded chapter on the challenges of treating patients struggling with cognitive impairment, addiction and psychoses, among other issues, ensuring that readers are equipped to handle a wide range of scenarios.* A new, simplified approach to the often overlooked but crucial step of formulation.* Suggested readings that will provide therapists with a comprehensive view of psychotherapy in general and treatment planning in particular. The framework and methods offered in this edition of Treatment Planning for Psychotherapists make it an invaluable resource for clinical psychiatrists and psychologists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, psychiatric residents, clinical social workers -- in short, anyone engaged in the challenging but necessary work of helping patients address and overcome their dysfunction.

Examination Notes in Psychiatry - Basic Sciences 2Ed

Author: Gin Malhi

Publisher:

ISBN:

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Page:

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Candidates for the MRCPsych examinations have often found the Basic Sciences component one of the hardest to pass and while it underpins all clinical practice, it will continue to be a large part of the Part II syllabus. The extremely popular Examination Notes in Psychiatry: Basic Sciences has been fully revised and expanded for this second edition, providing both the background and in-depth knowledge that will enable trainees to tackle difficult subjects, such as psychological assessment, psychopharmacology and neuroimaging. All the material has been reviewed in the light of new recommendations from the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the changes to the exam format, and the book now covers every subject in a succinct, easily absorbable style. The text has been broken down into memorable parts, highlighting key points with bullet points. Anyone sitting the MRCPsych Part II exam will find this aide-memoire invaluable.
Science

The Role of Neuropeptides in Addiction and Disorders of Excessive Consumption

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Publisher: Academic Press

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Category: Science

Page: 304

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The Role of Neuropeptides in Addiction and Disorders of Excessive Consumption, Volume 136 in the International Review of Neurobiology series, provides an overview of the top candidate neuropeptides in the modulation of alcohol and drug abuse, also covering eating disorders and obesity. Topics covered in this latest release include Corticotropin Releasing Factor (CRF) and Addictive Behaviors, Dynorphin/Kappa Opioid Receptor Signaling in Pre-clinical Models of Alcohol, Drug, and Food Addiction, The Role of Ghrelin Signaling in Additive Behaviors, The Role of the Melanocortin System in Drug and Eating Disorders, Substance P and the Neurokinin-1 Receptor: The New CRH, and the Role of Neuropeptide Y (NPY) in Drug and Eating Disorders. The book uniquely highlights the overlapping central mechanisms that contribute to both drug and alcohol abuse and eating disorders. Presents a recent overview of some of the top candidate neuropeptides in the modulation of alcohol and drug abuse, and in eating disorders and obesity Highlights the overlapping central mechanisms that contribute to both drug and alcohol abuse and eating disorders Contains chapters that focus on a specific neuropeptide