The second book in the Evidence-Based Guides series, The Evidence-Based Guide to Antidepressant Medications, provides a clear reference to the current knowledge and evidence base for the use of antidepressants among a variety of patients across a wide range of disorders. Chapters within this guide are authored by experts in their respective areas of practice, and synthesize a large amount of medical literature into a comprehensive, yet understandable, concise, reader-friendly guide. Topics covered in chapters within this text include,
- The use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, MAOIs, and tricyclic antidepressants.
- Acute management of anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and specific phobias through antidepressant use.
- Use of antidepressant medication in medically ill patients. Developmental considerations necessary to keep in mind when prescribing antidepressants to children and adolescents.
- Medication management in geriatric patients, including antidepressant use among depressed elderly patients with dementia, stroke, or Parkinson’s disease.
- Risks and benefits of prescribing antidepressants during pregnancy and lactation.
A must-have reference for psychiatrists and other practicing clinicians, trainees, psychiatric nurses, social workers and researchers.