ABOUT THIS BOOK
- Presents the main drugs and protocols used in the psychopharmacological treatment of psychiatric disorders in cancer and palliative care settings
- Explores the clinical problems encountered in such psychopharmacological management
- Discusses adjuvant use of psychotropic drugs in other conditions
- Easy to read and reference, with concise tables and boxes
This practical manual presents the main drugs and protocols currently used in the psychopharmacological treatment of psychiatric disorders in cancer and palliative care settings and explores the principal issues involved in such treatment. Significant clinical challenges encountered in the psychopharmacological management of various psychiatric conditions are discussed, covering aspects such as side-effects and drug-drug interactions. Attention is also paid to the emerging theme of adjuvant use of psychotropic drugs for the treatment of symptoms or syndromes not primarily related to psychiatric disorders (e.g. pain, hot flashes). In addition, practical suggestions are provided for dealing with special populations, including children, the elderly, and people affected by severe mental illness. The book is designed to be easy to read and to reference: information is clearly displayed in concise tables and boxes, accompanied by further detail within the text and clinical vignettes. The authors include some of the most renowned clinicians working in the field of psycho-oncology.
Content Level » Professional/practitioner
Keywords » Classes of psychotropic drugs - Depression in Cancer Patients - Palliative Care in Cancer - Psycho-Oncology - Psychopharmacological Treatment - Psychopharmacology - Psychotic Disorders in Cancer patients - Treatment of Delirium - Treatment of hot-flashes - drug-drug interactions
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Part I: General aspects in psychopharmacological treatment: General principles of psychopharmacological treatment.- Diagnostic issues and strategies in psycho-oncology.- The role of doctor-patient relationship in psychopharmaconcology.- Integration of psychopharmacotherapy with other psychiatric/psychosocial treatment.- End-of-Life care and psychopharmacology.- Part II: Psychotropic drug use in clinical oncology and palliative care settings: Treatment of anxiety and stress-related disorders.- Treatment of depression.- Treatment of insomnia.- Treatment of delirium and confusional states.- Treatment of psychotic disorders.- Treatment of pain.- Part III: Special issues in psychopharmaconcology: Treatment of psychiatric emergencies.- Psychopharmacology in childhood and adolescence.- Psychopharmacology in the elderly.- Psychotropic drugs use in other clinical conditions or symptoms: Treatment of pain.- Treatment of hot-flashes.- Treatment of fatigus.- Treatment of pruritus.- Research issues in psychopharmaconcology.- Ethical issues in psychopharmaconcology.- Appendices: Classes of psychotropic drugs: Antidepressants and Anxiolytics Antipsychotics, mood stabilizers, other Agents.
AUTHORS & EDITORS
This book will be edited by two members of the WPA with many years’ expertise in the field of psycho-oncology, who are chairs of the WPA Section on Psycho-Oncology and Palliative Care (LG) and the Section on Psychiatry in Medicine (MR). The editors aim to provide an indispensable tool for junior doctors in training in either psychiatry or oncology, general practitioners, community psychiatric nurses and other members of the multidisciplinary team. Chapters will be written by experts in the field, ensuring interest for all those working in psycho-oncology, i.e. oncologists, palliative care physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, behavioral scientists, clinicians in surgery, pediatrics, geriatrics and radiotherapy.