The use of pharmacological interventions to treat the symptoms of psychological disorders is readily becoming the first-line option for clinicians and their clients. Although most neurological and psychiatric professionals are well versed in medicinal agents, many remain uninformed about current pharmacologic practices that may have positive or negative neuropsychological impact. This text serves as an up-to-date reference for clinicians and researchers, covering current practices and advances in pharmacological interventions for psychiatric and neurological presentations and the pharmacologic mechanisms that influence the actions of the central nervous system and behavioral outcomes.
- Foundational principles and concepts relevant to pharmacology, including: agent selection, addressing symptoms, physiological factors, and treatment guidelines
- Pharmacological principles of pharmacokinetics and drug uptake
- Comparison of positive and negative outcomes of drug interactions
- Specific practices in pharmacology, including comparative efficacy of agents as well as differential selection based on symptom constellation
Table of Contents
Section I: Foundational Principles
Chapter 1: Foundations of Pharmacology
Chapter 2: Pharmacokinetics
Chapter 3: Neuropshysiology & Pharmacology
Section II. Types & Classes of Agents
Chapter 4: Antidepressants: MAOIs & Tricyclics
Chapter 5: Antidepressants: SSRIs & SNRIs
Chapter 6: Anxiolytics
Chapter 7: Psychostimulants
Chapter 8: Typical Antipsychotics
Chapter 9: Atypical Antipsychotics
Chapter 10: Acetylcholinestrase Inhibitors & Agonists
Chapter 11: Dopmaninergic Antagonists
Chapter1 2: Anticonvulsants
Chapter1 3: Analgesics
Section III. Pharmacological Interventions for Presentations &
Chapter 14: Pharmacology of ADHD & Externalizing Disorders
Chapter 15: Pharmacology of Pervasive Developmental Disorders
Chapter 16: Pharmacology of Mood Disorders
Chapter 17: Pharmacology of Anxiety Disorders
Chapter 18: Pharmacology of Psychotic Disorders
Chapter 19: Pharmacology of Somatoform Disorders
Chapter 20: Pharmacology of Dementing Disorders
Chapter 21: Pharmacology of Movement Disorders
Chapter 22: Pharmacology of Seizures & Epilepsy
Chapter 23: Pharmacology of Demyelinating Diseases
Chapter 24: Pharmacology of Genetic & Chromosomal Disorders
Chapter 25: Pharmacology of Chronic Medical Conditions
Chapter 26: Pharmacology in Traumatic Brain Injury
Chapter 27: Pharmacology in Rehabilitation
Chapter 28: Assessing Neurological Impact of Pharmacology
Chapter 29: Improving Treatment Adherence
Meet the Author
Chad A. Noggle, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He completed an internship
in Neuropsychology through the BSU Consortium and a two-year post-doctoral residency
at the Indiana Neuroscience Institute at St. Vincent's Hospital with specialization
in Pediatric and Adult/Geriatric Neuropsychology. He is co-editor of The Encyclopedia
of Neuropsychological Disorders, also to be published through Springer Publishing
Company as well as the co-editor of the Contemporary Neuropsychology series.
To date, Dr. Noggle has published more than 200 articles, book chapters, encyclopedia
entries, and research abstracts and has made over 80 presentations at national
and international conferences in neuropsychology. He currently serves as a reviewer
for a number of neuropsychology journals. Dr. Noggle is a member of the American
Psychological Association (Divisions 40, 5, &16), National Academy of Neuropsychology,
and International Neuropsychological Society. He is a licensed Psychologist
in both Illinois and Indiana.
Raymond S. Dean, PhD, is Past President of the Clinical Neuropsychology Division of the APA and the National Academy of Neuropsychology. He has been the George and Frances Ball Distinguished Professor of Neuropsychology and Director of the Neuropsychology Laboratory at Ball State University since 1984. As a Parachek-Frazier Research Fellow, he completed a Ph.D. in School/Child Clinical Psychology at Arizona State University in 1978. Dr. Dean completed an internship focused on neuropsychology at the Arizona Neuropsychiatric Hospital and postdoctoral work at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He has been awarded the Lightner Witmer Award by the School Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association and both the Outstanding Contribution Award from the National Academy of Neuropsychology and the Early Contribution Award by Division 15 of the APA. In addition to his academic appointments, Dr. Dean served as Distinguished Visiting Faculty at the Staff College of the NIMH. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology, the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology, and the American Board of Pediatric Neuropsychology. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Divisions: Clinical, Educational, School and Clinical Neuropsychology), the National Academy of Neuropsychology, and the American Psychopathological Association. He also served as Editor of the Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, Journal of School Psychology and the Bulletin of the National Academy of Neuropsychology. Dr. Dean has published some 500 research articles, books, chapters and tests, including the Dean-Woodcock Neuropsychological Assessment System, one of the most important and often-cited neuropsychological assessment batteries. He is co-editor of The Encyclopedia of Neuropsychological Disorders, also to be published through Springer Publishing Company as well as the co-editor of the Contemporary Neuropsychology series. For his work he has been recognized by awards from the National Academy of Neuropsychology, the Journal of School Psychology, and the Clinical Neuropsychology Division of APA.
Simon F. Crowe, Ph.D, is Professor in the School of Psychology at La Trobe University in Australia, with joint appointments in the areas of Clinical Neuropsychology and Biological Psychology. He is the author/co-editor of two books and over 100 book chapters and journal articles. His main research activities are in the biological basis of memory formation and the neuropsychology of psychiatric disorders.
Stephen M. Soltys, M.D., is chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Southern Illinois University Medical School. His research interests included disruptive behavior disorders and health policies. He has published his research in such publications as Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Child Psychiatry and Human Development, American Journal of Psychiatry, Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, and Academic Medicine.
Stephen W. Robinson, M.D. is an assistant professor of general and forensic psychiatry at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. His areas of research interest include drug and mental health policy and criminal forensic issues. In professional practice, Dr. Robinson provides forensic psychiatry services for violence and suicide risk assessment, psychiatric malpractice, professional fitness for duty and criminal issues.