Chemotherapy in Psychiatry

Pharmacologic Basis of Treatments for Major Mental Illness

Authors: Baldessarini, Ross J.

  • Third edition of highly successful title authored by a renowned leader in the field
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  • Provides the most up-to-date evidence regarding the chemistry, metabolism, mechanism of action, dosing, and adverse effects of psychopharmacologic agents
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  • Offers in depth discussion, including controversial issues, involving the major classes of psychopharmacologic drugs
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Use of psychotropic drugs has come to dominate clinical practice in psychiatry worldwide—perhaps owing largely to perceived simplicity, ease of use, and apparent efficiency, as well as apparent cost-effectiveness of such treatments.  Nevertheless, medicinal treatments for patients with psychiatric disorders are but one component of comprehensive clinical care of complex human problems.  Extensively updated since its second edition in 1985, Chemotherapy in Psychiatry, Third Edition, again addresses basic aspects of modern psychopharmacology and clinical applications of drugs used in the treatment of major psychiatric disorders, with major emphasis on psychotic, bipolar, and depressive disorders.  The presentation covers descriptions of the main classes of psychotropic drugs, selected information concerning their known action mechanisms and metabolic disposition, and their clinical applications for acute illnesses and to prevent recurrences and long-term morbidity.  Also covered are limitations and adverse effects of each type of agent, with emphasis on the fact that all psychotropic medicines have adverse effects that range from annoying to potentially lethal.  Chemotherapy in Psychiatry, Third Edition, outlines the need to balance benefits and risks at the level of individual persons.  Authoritative, and an important contribution to the literature, Chemotherapy in Psychiatry, Third Edition is an invaluable resource for physicians, scientists, trainees, and policymakers. 

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From the reviews of the third edition:

“This is an update of a book that strives to educate readers about the proper research-driven uses and limitations of psychiatric medications as one part of a multifactorial treatment approach for psychiatric patients. … practitioners who prescribe psychiatric medications would get the most benefit, particularly those who are in residency training. … This is one of the best books I have read on this subject. … The text is very readable, making it appropriate for new psychiatrists as well as helpful for seasoned psychiatrists.” (Aaron Plattner, Doody’s Review Service, February, 2013)


Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Modern Psychopharmacology and Psychiatric Treatment

    Baldessarini, Ross J.

    Pages 1-29

  • Antipsychotic Agents

    Baldessarini, Ross J.

    Pages 31-88

  • Mood-Stabilizing Agents

    Baldessarini, Ross J.

    Pages 89-154

  • Antidepressant-Antianxiety Agents

    Baldessarini, Ross J.

    Pages 155-250

  • Status and Prospects for Psychopharmacology

    Baldessarini, Ross J.

    Pages 251-263

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Chemotherapy in Psychiatry
Book Subtitle
Pharmacologic Basis of Treatments for Major Mental Illness
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-3710-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-3710-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-3709-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-7926-0
Edition Number
3
Number of Pages
XI, 272
Number of Illustrations and Tables
36 b/w illustrations
Topics