Lexicon of Psychiatry, Neurology, and the Neurosciences
Frank J. Ayd
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2000 - Medical - 1104 pages
From emerging research and clinical developments to the latest psychoactive drugs, discover the one resource that covers the complete world of mental health and neuroscientific language.
Successful psychiatric, neurologic, and neuroscience practice demands effective communication between clinicians and researchers at all levels of expertise. To help you keep pace with the changing language of these evolving disciplines, the Lexicon has been fully revised and updated to provide the most timely, broad-based, and authoritative coverage available anywhere.
A treasury of essential information derived from over 100 books and several hundred medical and scientific journals, the Lexicon includes over 10,000 entries providing concise descriptions of both common and rare psychiatric, neurologic, and genetic disorders--as well as key facts and features for the full range of psychoactive drugs.
More than a dictionary, the Lexicon is a unique and comprehensive reference tool for both the expert and non-expert seeking to maintain a current knowledge base and improve professional communication.
This encyclopedic resource provides...
Authoritative perspectives from a leading biological psychiatrist and one of the founders of modern psychopharmacology--combined with the expertise of an esteemed Editorial Board and over 100 internationally respected reviewers--assure you of only the most accurate and clinically relevant information available.
Over 10,000 entries cover clinically important data--including basic, complex, and obscure technical terms; vital facts on assessment, diagnosis, and treatment; basic biological and neuroscientific concepts; psychoactive drugs; and neuropsychopharmacology.
Current information from recent books and journal articles (50% published within the last 5 years) help you keep abreast of today's most important developments.
User-friendly format features a clear writing style, logical organization, and language accessible to the non-expert. Alphabetical listing of entries--all annotated, cross-referenced, and indexed--as well as generic and brand names for drugs, common abbreviations, acronyms, and synonyms, make vital facts easy to find and use.
Practical emphasis addresses the full scope of psychotropic and neurotropic medicines available in the United States and Europe as well as their classification, pharmacology, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics; side effects and adverse reactions; drug combinations; drug comparisons; and both beneficial and adverse drug-drug interactions.
NEW TO THIS EDITION...
Over 1,000 new entries
Fully updated information
Terms new to each discipline
The most recent tools and techniques
Hundreds of new drugs, their uses, and limitations
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