Polypharmacy in Psychiatry Practice, Volume I: Multiple Medication Use Strategies

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Michael S Ritsner
Springer Science & Business Media, Feb 15, 2013 - Medical - 287 pages
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Although monotherapy is generally recommended as the treatment of choice, treatment resistance of patients with psychosis, cognitive, mood and anxiety disorders represents a significant clinical problem. In this context, augmentation and combination strategies are commonly employed to address this problem. Although multiple medication use common in psychiatric practice, reasons, efficacy and safety for polypharmacy, and augmentative strategies have remained unclear. It remains unclear if there is an evidence base to support polypharmacy. Furthermore, excessive and inappropriate use of psychotropic medications has been recognized as a public health problem. This volume set is the first comprehensive, clinically oriented, reference on the multiple medication use to treat psychotic, cognitive, mood and anxiety disorders.
 

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Contents

Augmentation Strategies
136
Appendix 1 Annotated Bibliography on Polypharmacy
255
Appendix 2 List of Psychotropic Medications
266
Contents to Volume II
277
Contributors to Volume II
279
Index
282
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