Clinical Handbook of Psychotropic Drugs

Clinical Handbook of Psychotropic Drugs
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Fully updated and expanded, in full color with intuitive icons throughout, packed with new and expanded comparison charts, and now with patient handouts as printable PDFs the classic reference to psychotropic medications is now more user-friendly than ever!

The Clinical Handbook of Psychotropic Drugs has become a standard reference and practical tool for psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, pharmacists, psychologists, physicians, and all mental health professionals. The new and fully updated 19th edition retains all the practical features for which the Clinical Handbook is renowned:
- Independent, unbiased
- Packed with unique comparison charts (dosages, side effects, pharmacokinetics, interactions...) that allow you to see at a glance which medication is the most suitable for each patient
- Instantly recognizable icons and full color throughout, allowing you to find at a glance all the information you seek
- The latest information on newly released drugs, adverse effects, approved indications (see below for details)
- Succinct, bulleted information on all classes of medication: on- and off-label indications, side effects, interactions, pharmacodynamics, precautions in the young, the elderly, and pregnancy, nursing implications, and much more all you need to know for each class of drug
- Patient Handouts, Herbal and Natural Products, Unapproved Treatments, ECT, BLT, rTMS
New in this edition:
- Pharmacotherapy for nicotine/tobacco use
- Extensive revisions and additions to the antipsychotics, including dosing, adverse effects, interactions, precautions
- New dosage/pharmacokinetics comparison chart for extrapyramidal agents
- Extensive revisions to benzodiazepines and hypnotics/sedatives comparison chart
- Updates on unapproved treatments (e.g., pregabalin and vigabatrin for alcohol and cocaine dependence) and herbal and natural products (e.g., for treatment of depression) - Hundreds of new references
- Printable (PDF) patient handouts
- Drugs with recent/changed approval include: iloperidone (Fanapt), asenapine sublingual (Saphris), guanfacine (Tenex, Intuniv), degarelix (Firmagon), finasteride (Proscar)
- Preparations added include: Symbyax, Prozac Weekly, Luvox CR, Aplenzin, Oleptro, Silenor, Zonolon, Invega Sustenna, Zyprexa Relprevv, Mellaril, Compoz, Epitol, Teril, Compoz, Nytol, Simply Sleep, Sominex, Unisom, clonidine SR (Kapvay)