Psychopharmacology: A Mental Health Professional's Guide to Commonly Used Medications
ISBN: 1912096048
EAN13: 9781912096046
Language: English
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 9.00" L x 6.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback

Psychopharmacology: A Mental Health Professional's Guide to Commonly Used Medications

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Book Overview
This concise, accessible text is suitable for all trainee and registered health professionals who require knowledge and understanding of drugs used in the treatment of mental health conditions. Introductory material provides a background on psychotropic drugs, the etiology of mental illness, and brief notes on common non-pharmacological interventional options. It also examines biochemical and neurodevelopmental theories and the link to the pathophysiology of mental illness, as well as clinical decision making. The central chapters of the book provide comprehensive coverage of all the major medications used in mental health. Each focuses on a specific class of drug, detailing the most commonly used medicines, including side effects, average doses, contra-indications, and clinical management interventions that may be required. At the end of each chapter, a series of review questions enable readers to review their learning, and theory is clearly related to practice throughout.