Preface to the Fifth Edition
1. Chemical Neurotransmission
2. Transporters, Receptors and Enzymes as Targets of Psychopharmacological Drug Action
3. Ion Channels as Targets of Psychopharmacological Drug Action
4. Psychosis, Schizophrenia and the Neurotransmitter Networks Dopamine, Serotonin and Glutamate
5. Targeting Dopamine and Serotonin Receptors for Psychosis, Mood and Beyond: So-Called 'Antipsychotics'
6. Mood Disorders and the Neurotransmitter Networks Norepinephrine and Gamma Amino Butyric Acid (Gaba)
7. Treatments for Mood Disorders: So-Called 'Antidepressants' and 'Mood Stabilizers'
8. Anxiety, Trauma and Treatment
9. Chronic Pain and its Treatment
10. Disorders of Sleep and Wakefulness and their Treatment: Neurotransmitter Networks for Histamine and Orexin
11. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and its Treatment
12. Dementia: Causes, Symptomatic Treatments and the Neurotransmitter Network Acetylcholine
13. Impulsivity, Compulsivity and Addiction
Suggested Reading and Selected References
Long established as the preeminent source in its field, the eagerly anticipated fifth edition of Dr Stahl's essential textbook of psychopharmacology is here! With its use of icons and figures that form Dr Stahl's unique 'visual language', the book is the single most readable source of information on disease and drug mechanisms for all students and mental health professionals seeking to understand and utilize current therapeutics, and to anticipate the future for novel medications. Every aspect of the book has been updated, with the clarity of explanation that only Dr Stahl can bring. The new edition includes over 500 new or refreshed figures, an intuitive color scheme, fourteen new uses for older drugs and eighteen brand new drugs, coverage of Parkinson's Disease Psychosis, behavioural symptoms of dementia, and mixed features in major depressive episodes, and expanded information on the medical uses of cannabis and hallucinogen assisted psychotherapy.
- Thoroughly updated and extensively revised for the fifth edition, taking account of developments in the field
- Evidence-based principles for the use of psychopharmacologic drugs are clearly explained and developed
- Features the author's highly-praised writing style with clear, easy-to-follow illustrations
- Highly illustrated throughout with over 500 brand new or refreshed eye-catching, clear, color diagrams
- Carefully selected 'suggested reading' directs the reader to the most relevant sources for further information on a particular topic
- All chapters have been restructured to reflect Neuroscience based Nomenclature, that is, drugs named for their mechanism of action rather than use
- Indispensable for all students and professionals in mental health
Stephen M. Stahl, University of California, San Diego
Stephen M. Stahl, MD, PhD is Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at University of California, Riverside and at University of California, San Diego, Honorary Visiting Senior Fellow, University of Cambridge, UK, and Chairman of the Neuroscience Education Institute, Carlsbad.