Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists

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New Harbinger Publications, Feb 2, 2013 - Medical - 376 pages
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Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists has become the go-to resource for mental health clinicians looking for clear, reliable information about the treatment of mental health issues. Organized by disorder and, within each disorder, by medication, this book is designed to familiarize clinicians and students with the basic terminology and models of pharmacokinetics.

This updated seventh edition provides essential information on new medications and treatment options and includes the latest research on side effects, contraindications, and efficacy of all major medications prescribed for mental health disorders. The book also features an important new chapter on the effects of withdrawing from psychopharmacological medications.

This handbook makes it simple to:

  • Get the facts about drug interactions and side effects
  • Find out how medications affect adults, children, and adolescents differently
  • Learn how different cultures view medical treatment, vital information for anyone who treats clients from a variety of backgrounds
  • Discontinue medication safely when needed


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Integrated Models
Medication Nonadherence
Borderline Personality Disorders
SubstanceRelated Disorders
Other Miscellaneous Disorders
Antidepressant Medications
Bipolar Medications
Antianxiety Medications
Antipsychotic Medications

Depressive Disorders
Bipolar Disorders
Anxiety Disorders
ObsessiveCompulsive Disorder
Psychotic Disorders
PostTraumatic Stress Disorder
OvertheCounter Dietary Supplements and Herbal
When to Reevaluate
On the Horizon
Psychotropic Drug Interactions
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John D. Preston, PsyD, ABPP, is a licensed psychologist and the author or coauthor of twenty books. He is a professor of psychology at Alliant International University, and has also served on the faculty of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. He has lectured widely in the United States and abroad. He is the recipient of the Mental Health Association’s President’s Award for contributions to the mental health professions, and is a fellow of the American Psychological Association.

John H. O’Neal, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist who has been in private practice since 1977. He is past chief of the department of psychiatry at Sutter Community Hospital in Sacramento, CA. He is an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He lectures on depression and psychopharmacology to mental health professionals, employee assistance programs, and the public. Dr. O’Neal received his MS in clinical psychology from Harvard University.

Mary Talaga, RPh, PhD, is administrative services leader for Kaiser Permanente Pharmacy Operations in the Northern California region. She has been a pharmacist for more than thirty years, and specializes in psychiatric pharmacy. Talaga has extensive experience in health care and has practiced in a variety of clinical settings. She is particularly interested in promoting collaborative care models and developing best-practice guidelines. She provides training and mentoring to health care professionals and general education to patients and consumers.

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