Pharmacological Management of Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders

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Salvatore J. Enna, Joseph T. Coyle
McGraw-Hill, Health Professions Division, 1998 - Medical - 594 pages
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Practical, user-friendly guide assists diagnosis and therapeutic of neurological and psychiatric disorders. An introductory chapter covers basic neuroscience and pharmacology as they pertain to the treatment of central nervous system disorders. Subsequent chapters cover the full spectrum of major psychiatric and neurological conditions including schizophrenia, ADD and developmental disorders, obsessive-compulsive behavior, disorders of sleep, neuromuscular disorders, delirium and dementia, and much more. Special chapters address drug addiction and substance abuse, brain ischemia, headache, and pain. Chapter organization for each condition features a clinical description (presenting symptoms), diagnostic criteria (pathophysiology), pharmacotherapeutics, and recommended management and treatment regimens. Throughout, tables and figures illustrate important concepts and treatment algorithms guide therapeutic decision making

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Contents

Overview of Neuropsychopharmacology
1
Schizophrenia
27
Anxiety Disorders
53
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About the author (1998)

Joseph T. Coyle is the Eben S. Draper Chair of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Belmont, MA, USA.

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