The classic reference to psychotropic medications, with substantial revisions and updates: packed with new and expanded comparison charts, the latest drugs, new chapter on pharmacogenomics, and a new section with NbN (Neuroscience-based Nomenclature)classification of psychotropics!
New in this edition:
New chapter on pharmacogenomics
New Section with NbN (Neuroscience-based Nomenclature) classification of psychotropics
Substantial revisions of chapters on antipsychotics, BLT, rTMS, natural health products
Comparisan chart outlining relative tolerability profiles of antipsychotics
Chart for laboratory and clinical monitoring of antipsychotics
Substantially revised comparison charts of agents for treating acute extrapyramidal side effects
Added new drugs and formulations
More information on unapproved treatments
A powerhouse of practical information ... packed with well-researched monographs and comparative tables that are both detailed and succinct. Unrivalled in scope ... For practitioners encountering unfamiliar treatment scenarios, the section on yet-to-be-approved new psychiatric therapies will be particularly useful and is not easily found elsewhere. The sections on switching and augmentation strategies ... provide invaluable guidance. Drugs are fully indexed by generic and brand name and by class. Coloured icons make it easier to locate specific parcels of information. This outstanding and unique handbook is as rich in useful content as many full textbooks. --Barbara Jovaisas, clinical editor at the Canadian Pharmacists Association and staff pharmacist at the Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, in Canadian Pharmacists Journal
The best handbook of psychotropics I ve ever read. Practical, succinct, and better than anything else available. The comparison charts are easy to use and unique to this handbook and help me select the right medication for the patient. --Carl Anderson, MD, Private Practice, Bronx, NY
A user-friendly and practical resource guide to using psychotropic drugs in any setting... The handbook is well organized and covers almost every treatment used in psychiatry, arranged by disease state and class. Each medicine or class of medicine is subjected to a thorough review of nearly everything one should understand. It is easy to read and/or reference quick information. The comprehensive information on each class of drugs is what makes this book so useful. As a psychiatrist who routinely prescribes medications, I find this handbook invaluable. --Corey Goldstein, MD, Rush University Medical Center, in Doody's Listings and Reviews, 2016
About the Author
Ric M. Procyshyn, BSc (Pharm), MSc, PharmD, PhD is affiliated with the British Columbia Mental Health & Addictions Research Institute and Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Kalyna Z. Bezchlibnyk-Butler, BScPhm, FCSHP is in private practice.
J. Joel Jeffries, MB, FRCPC is affiliated with the Centre for Addiction andMental Health and Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada.