General Pharmacology and Drug Interactions.- Antidepressants.- ECT.- Mood stabilizers.- Antipsychotics.- ADHD medications.- Sedatives and Hypnotics.- Drugs for treatment of cognitive disorders.- Drugs for Substance and Alcohol Use Disorders.
This book employs a direct and clear approach to understanding the medications used in the treatment of psychiatric disorders. A range of areas, such as prescription errors, dosage modification in renal and hepatic dysfunction, augmentation strategies in treatment resistant patients, and recent findings from various clinical trials are addressed. Given its clear, straightforward approach, the book will be a valuable guide for all clinicians working with patients with psychiatric illness.
Dr. Sadek is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Dalhousie University and the clinical and academic leader, Nova Scotia Hospital, Mayflower Unit.
Dr. Sadek is a Diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (DABPN) and fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCPC) (2005). In addition to his medical degree, Dr. Sadek also holds a pharmacy degree (B.Sc. Pharm) and an MBA from St. Mary's University in Halifax. He served as the provincial chair the Nova Scotia Suicide Prevention Initiative and member of the provincial education and training committee.
Dr. Sadek completed his psychiatry residency training at Dalhousie University and his psychopharmacology research training and one year Global Clinical Scholars research Training program at Harvard University.
Dr. Sadek is actively involved in both the undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and served at the Senate of Dalhousie University. He has several publications including books, book chapters and peer reviewed articles. He served as principal investigator for several clinical trials. Dr. Sadek received several awards and grants. In April 2017, he received the prestigious Impact Award from St. Mary's University.