This is a guide to the uses, benefits and impact of psychotropic drugs. The major drug categories are listed and the clinical uses, modes of action and side effects of principle drugs in each category are described.
This is a guide to the uses, benefits and impact of psychotropic drugs. The major drug categories are listed and the clinical uses, modes of action and side effects of principle drugs in each category are described. The text provides drug names in generic and both UK and US trade names. In addition to a comprehensive review of drug treatment organised by condition, the text also addresses important issues for professionals and their clients concerning, consent, liability and the management of side-effects and withdrawal.
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"David Healy is one or the most stimulating and challenging writers on drug treatments. This book continues his tradition of producing well written, highly readable presentations of difficult subjects. I found the copious user information boxes most valuable and will use them with my clients." Mike Smith, Director of nursing, Nursing Times, Vol 97, no 47, November 2002
About David Healy
David Healy is a leading writer and researcher in the field of psychotropic drugs. The previous editions of this book have been welcomed for his clear and accessible approach.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Management of psychoses. Management of the affective disorders. Use of psychostimulants. Management of anxiety. Management of sleep disorders and insomnia. Management of cognitive impairment. Management of sexual difficulties. Management of dependence and withdrawal. Consent and liability. The marketing of tranquility
Psychiatric Drugs Explained by David Healy
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