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Prescribing Mental Health Medication

Prescribing Mental Health Medication

The Practitioner's Guide

  • Author: Christopher M. Doran
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113628009X
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 584
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Prescribing Mental Health Medication is a text for practitioners who treat mental disorders with medication. It explains the entire process of medication assessment, management and follow up for general medical practitioners, mental health practitioners, students, residents, prescribing nurses and others perfecting this skill. Already used by providers and training institutions throughout the world, the newly revised second edition is completely updated and focuses on the following key issues: How to determine if medication is needed Proper dosing and how to start and stop medication When to change medication Dealing with difficult patients Specific mental health symptoms and appropriate medication Special populations including pregnant women, substance abusers, children and adolescents, and the elderly Monitoring medication with blood levels Management of medication side effects and avoidance of medication risk The misuse of medication Prescription of generic preparations Prescriptions via the Internet, telemedicine, and electronic medical records Organizing a prescriptive office and record-keeping Completely updated, this text includes information on all psychotropic medications in use in the United States and the United Kingdom. It incorporates clinical tips, sample dialogues for talking about medications to patients, and information specifically relevant in primary care settings.

Prescribing Mental Health Medication

Prescribing Mental Health Medication

The Practitioner's Guide

  • Author: Christopher M. Doran
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134459580
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 464
  • View: 8065
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Prescribing Mental Health Medication is a text for nursing and medical practitioners who are learning how to diagnose and treat mental disorders with medication. Skills-based, it focuses on the following key issues: how to start and stop medication how to dose when to change medication dealing with particular kinds of patients specific illnesses and their medication special populations and conditions the management of side effects practical issues such as monitoring medication with blood levels administrative issues such as record-keeping. Special icons used throughout the text highlight clinical tips, advice on how to talk to patients and differences in practice in primary care settings. Based on the author's considerable experience of training nursing and medical staff, Prescribing Mental Health Medication presents complex topics in an organized, logical and easily assimilated format. It provides a supportive text for those new to prescribing and a comprehensive source of reference for more experienced practitioners or teachers.

Prescribing Mental Health Medication

Prescribing Mental Health Medication

The Practitioner's Guide

  • Author: Christopher M. Doran
  • Publisher: Presbyterian Publishing Corp
  • ISBN: 9780203987704
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 464
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"Prescribing Mental Health Medication is a text for nursing and medical practitioners who are learning how to diagnose and treat mental disorders with medication. Skills-based, it focuses on the following key issues: how to start and stop medication, how to dose, when to change medication, dealing with particular kinds of patients, specific illnesses and their medication, special populations and conditions, the management of side effects, practical issues such as monitoring medication with blood levels, administrative issues such as record-keeping." -- Publisher's description.

Clinical Geriatric Psychopharmacology

Clinical Geriatric Psychopharmacology

  • Author: Carl Salzman
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • ISBN: 9780781743808
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 696
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Thoroughly updated for its Fourth Edition, this volume is the most authoritative clinical reference on the pharmacologic treatment of psychiatric disorders in elderly patients. This edition provides complete information on new psychotropic drugs, new uses for established drugs, and clinically relevant advances in the neurosciences. Four new chapters cover genes, pharmacokinetics, and their impact on prescribing; new cognitive-enhancing strategies and drugs; late-life depression and physical illness; and depression and cardiac disease in late life. The book offers detailed guidelines—including drug names, dosages, and prescribing recommendations—for pharmacologic treatment of specific disorders. Chapters include clinical vignettes and tables presenting current clinical trial data. Appendices provide succinct information on prescribing and drug interactions.

Telemental Health

Telemental Health

Clinical, Technical, and Administrative Foundations for Evidence-Based Practice

  • Author: Kathleen Myers,Carolyn Turvey
  • Publisher: Newnes
  • ISBN: 0123914833
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 400
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Acquiring access to mental health treatments can be difficult for those who are not near mental health facilities. The growing field of telemental health addresses this problem by using video and telephone conferencing to provide patients with access to psychiatric professionals. However, the process faces challenges to gain adoption into mainstream medical practice and to develop an evidence base supporting its efficacy. In this comprehensive text, leading professionals in the field provide an introduction to telemental health and explore how to construct a therapeutic space in different contexts when conducting telemental health, how to improve access for special populations, and how to develop an evidence base and best practice in telemental health. In the past 15 years, implementation of telemental health has seemed to follow more from need than from demonstrated efficacy. The thorough and insightful chapters within this book show the importance of continued research and thoughtful development of ethical and responsible practice that is needed in the field and begin to lay out steps in constructing this process. Telemental Health will be an essential book for all clinical practitioners and researchers in mental health fields. Information in this book is focused on the clinical practice of telemental health, no other text is similarly oriented to clinical practice. Limited options for interested audience makes this text a top choice The Editors are experienced in multiple aspects of e-health across diverse clinical settings, and the authors are national leaders who are most knowledgeable regarding developments in the field Emphasis is on providing evidence-based care, and telemental health emerges as comparable to usual care, not a "second best" option; material is not esoteric but relevant to clinical practice. Readers will be able to readily find the equipment and other technology to establish their practice

Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal

Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal

A Guide for Prescribers, Therapists, Patients and Their Families

  • Author: Peter Roger Breggin
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 0826108431
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 310
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The Medication Fact Book for Psychiatric Practice

The Medication Fact Book for Psychiatric Practice

  • Author: Talia Puzantian,Carlat Daniel
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780997510669
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 208
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The Medication Fact Book is a comprehensive reference guide covering all the important facts, from cost to pharmacokinetics, about the most commonly prescribed medications in psychiatry. Now covering side effects! This new edition includes additional fact sheets covering side effects to give you quick-reference access to understanding the most common side effects your patients experience with practical tips on how to manage them.

The Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines in Psychiatry

The Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines in Psychiatry

  • Author: David M. Taylor,Thomas R. E. Barnes,Allan H. Young
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1119442583
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 872
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The revised 13th edition of the essential reference for the prescribing of drugs for patients with mental health disorders The revised and updated 13th edition of The Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines in Psychiatry provides up-to-date information, expert guidance on prescribing practice in mental health, including drug choice, treatment of adverse effects and how to augment or switch medications. The text covers a wide range of topics including pharmacological interventions for schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety, and many other less common conditions. There is advice on prescribing in children and adolescents, in substance misuse and in special patient groups. This world-renowned guide has been written in concise terms by an expert team of psychiatrists and specialist pharmacists. The Guidelines help with complex prescribing problems and include information on prescribing psychotropic medications outside their licensed indications as well as potential interactions with other medications and substances such as alcohol, tobacco and caffeine. In addition, each of the book’s 165 sections features a full reference list so that evidence on which guidance is based can be readily accessed. This important text: Is the world’s leading clinical resource for evidence-based prescribing in day-to-day clinical practice and for formulating prescribing policy Includes referenced information on topics such as transferring from one medication to another, prescribing psychotropic medications during pregnancy or breastfeeding, and treating patients with comorbid physical conditions, including impaired renal or hepatic function. Presents guidance on complex clinical problems that may not be encountered routinely Written for psychiatrists, neuropharmacologists, pharmacists and clinical psychologists as well as nurses and medical trainees, The Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines in Psychiatry are the established reference source for ensuring the safe and effective use of medications for patients presenting with mental health problems.

A Practitioner's Guide to Prescribing Antiepileptics and Mood Stabilizers for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

A Practitioner's Guide to Prescribing Antiepileptics and Mood Stabilizers for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

  • Author: Jose de Leon
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1461420121
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 507
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Emotional, behavioral, and neuropsychiatric conditions are common in individuals with intellectual disabilities (IDs), most notably epilepsy, aggression, self-injurious behaviors, and bipolar and other mood disorders. Despite the prevalence of such problems, there is a scarcity in the literature of reliable information on medical treatments for those with IDs. A Practitioner's Guide to Prescribing Antiepileptics and Mood Stabilizers for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities provides a detailed framework for prescribing for this challenging population. Featuring the most up-to-date information on factors that inform prescribing, the Guide addresses basic issues and controversies (e.g., the rift between evidence-based and personalized medicine) in treating adults with cognitive deficits. Clients' specific needs are emphasized in developing appropriate and effective pharmacological intervention for improved outcomes and quality of life. Drugs discussed in the Guide include carbamazepine, clonazepam, diazepam, ethosuximide, felbamate, gabapentin, lacosamide, lamotrigine, levetiracetam, lithium, lorazepam, oxcarbazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin, pregabalin, primidone, rufinamide, tiagabine, topiramate, valproate, and zonisamide. For each of these compounds, the guidelines cover: Indications for use; relative and absolute contraindications. Assessment during treatment; therapeutic drug monitoring; warning signs and symptoms for caretakers. Dosage: administration; initial and maximum recommended dosage; modifications associated with drug-drug interactions, personal characteristics, and (where appropriate) genetic variations. Adverse drug reactions: common, relatively uncommon, and potentially lethal, plus risk of metabolic syndrome. Guidelines for discontinuation. References, tables, and drug utilization reviews. A Practitioner's Guide to Prescribing Antiepileptics and Mood Stabilizers for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities is an indispensable decision-making reference for psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, psychopharmacologists, neurologists, internists, and clinical psychologists.

Clinical Consult to Psychiatric Nursing for Advanced Practice

Clinical Consult to Psychiatric Nursing for Advanced Practice

  • Author: Jacqueline Rhoads,Patrick Murphy, PhD
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 0826195954
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 624
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Essential Psychopharmacology: The Prescriber's Guide

Essential Psychopharmacology: The Prescriber's Guide

Revised and Updated Edition

  • Author: Stephen M. Stahl
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521683505
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 605
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Thoroughly updated, revised, and easy-to-use guide for prescribing clinicians, covering over 100 psychotropic drugs.

Kids on Meds: Up-to-Date Information About the Most Commonly Prescribed Psychiatric Medications

Kids on Meds: Up-to-Date Information About the Most Commonly Prescribed Psychiatric Medications

  • Author: Kevin T. Kalikow
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 0393706370
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 411
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Provides an overview of four groups of medicines commonly prescribed in child and adolescent psychiatry, explaining how they work, what are their side effects and doses to help parents determine the best course of action when faced with treatment options.

Psychiatric Pharmacogenomics

Psychiatric Pharmacogenomics

  • Author: David Mrazek
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0195367294
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 265
  • View: 1988
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Psychiatric Pharmacogenomics is a book written to help clinicians to use pharmacogenomic testing to improve the pharmacotherapy that they provide for their patients. It is designed to teach clinicians how to order pharmacogenomic tests and interpret the results. Clinical examples are used to underscore the specific indications for pharmacogenomic testing and to clarify the clinical usefulness of identifying atypical genotypes that result in problematic responses to medication. The first section of the book begins with a basic review of molecular genetics. Additionally, the book also includes an extensive glossary of technical terms associated with molecular genetics and pharmacogenomics. The clinical utility of pharmacogenomic testing is demonstrated throughout the book by describing the implications of genetic variations for the care of individual patients. The second section of the book is organized into fourteen chapters that each focus on the clinical implications of testing for specific genes for which variants have been associated with either therapeutic response or side effects of psychotropic medications. Each of these chapters is structured in the same manner and involves a description of the gene and its significant variants. Each chapter also includes one or more clinical vignettes. The third section of the book discusses the clinical usefulness of pharmacogenomic testing, ethical issues associated with pharmacogenomic testing, and provides predictions for the future development of more sophisticated pharmacogenomic testing.

Ordinarily Well

Ordinarily Well

The Case for Antidepressants

  • Author: Peter D. Kramer
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • ISBN: 0374708967
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 336
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Do antidepressants work, or are they glorified dummy pills? How can we tell? In Ordinarily Well, the celebrated psychiatrist and author Peter D. Kramer examines the growing controversy about the popular medications. A practicing doctor who trained as a psychotherapist and worked with pioneers in psychopharmacology, Kramer combines moving accounts of his patients’ dilemmas with an eye-opening history of drug research to cast antidepressants in a new light. Kramer homes in on the moment of clinical decision making: Prescribe or not? What evidence should doctors bring to bear? Using the wide range of reference that readers have come to expect in his books, he traces and critiques the growth of skepticism toward antidepressants. He examines industry-sponsored research, highlighting its shortcomings. He unpacks the “inside baseball” of psychiatry—statistics—and shows how findings can be skewed toward desired conclusions. Kramer never loses sight of patients. He writes with empathy about his clinical encounters over decades as he weighed treatments, analyzed trial results, and observed medications’ influence on his patients’ symptoms, behavior, careers, families, and quality of life. He updates his prior writing about the nature of depression as a destructive illness and the effect of antidepressants on traits like low self-worth. Crucially, he shows how antidepressants act in practice: less often as miracle cures than as useful, and welcome, tools for helping troubled people achieve an underrated goal—becoming ordinarily well.

Drug Metabolism in Psychiatry

Drug Metabolism in Psychiatry

Third Edition

  • Author: Daniel J. Carlat,Carlat Publishing
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780692357880
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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Medication-Assisted Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder: Pocket Guide: Pocket Guide

Medication-Assisted Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder: Pocket Guide: Pocket Guide

  • Author: Substance Abuse Mental Health Services A,Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration/SAMHSA (U.S.)
  • Publisher: Government Printing Office
  • ISBN: 9780160941733
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 14
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This guide is for physicians and medical professionals using medicated-assisted treatment for patients with opioid use disorder. It discusses various types of approved medications, screening and assessment tools, and best practices for patient care. Included is a checklist plus several tables addressing numerous areas including frequency of administration, ideal candidates for clinical uses, pregnant and postpartum women use, clinical opiate withdrawal scale, and more.

The American Psychiatric Association Practice Guidelines for the Psychiatric Evaluation of Adults, Third Edition

The American Psychiatric Association Practice Guidelines for the Psychiatric Evaluation of Adults, Third Edition

  • Author: American Psychiatric Association
  • Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
  • ISBN: 0890424659
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 170
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Since the publication of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report Clinical Practice Guidelines We Can Trust in 2011, there has been an increasing emphasis on assuring that clinical practice guidelines are trustworthy, developed in a transparent fashion, and based on a systematic review of the available research evidence. To align with the IOM recommendations and to meet the new requirements for inclusion of a guideline in the National Guidelines Clearinghouse of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), American Psychiatric Association (APA) has adopted a new process for practice guideline development. Under this new process APA's practice guidelines also seek to provide better clinical utility and usability. Rather than a broad overview of treatment for a disorder, new practice guidelines focus on a set of discrete clinical questions of relevance to an overarching subject area. A systematic review of evidence is conducted to address these clinical questions and involves a detailed assessment of individual studies. The quality of the overall body of evidence is also rated and is summarized in the practice guideline. With the new process, recommendations are determined by weighing potential benefits and harms of an intervention in a specific clinical context. Clear, concise, and actionable recommendation statements help clinicians to incorporate recommendations into clinical practice, with the goal of improving quality of care. The new practice guideline format is also designed to be more user friendly by dividing information into modules on specific clinical questions. Each module has a consistent organization, which will assist users in finding clinically useful and relevant information quickly and easily. This new edition of the practice guidelines on psychiatric evaluation for adults is the first set of the APA's guidelines developed under the new guideline development process. These guidelines address the following nine topics, in the context of an initial psychiatric evaluation: review of psychiatric symptoms, trauma history, and treatment history; substance use assessment; assessment of suicide risk; assessment for risk of aggressive behaviors; assessment of cultural factors; assessment of medical health; quantitative assessment; involvement of the patient in treatment decision making; and documentation of the psychiatric evaluation. Each guideline recommends or suggests topics to include during an initial psychiatric evaluation. Findings from an expert opinion survey have also been taken into consideration in making recommendations or suggestions. In addition to reviewing the available evidence on psychiatry evaluation, each guideline also provides guidance to clinicians on implementing these recommendations to enhance patient care.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

The Essentials

  • Author: Keith Cheng,Kathleen M. Myers
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • ISBN: 1605474436
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 548
  • View: 935
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"Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: The Essentials, Second Edition presents comprehensive yet practical information about psychiatric problems in children and adolescents that can be used in a wide variety of clinical settings. Written by both psychiatrists and primary care providers, this concise and readable text is divided into four sections on evaluation, specific disorders, special issues, and treatment. Clinical case studies reinforce the major points in each chapter and tables present at-a-glance information on psychotropic drugs for various disorders. This edition has fifty percent new contributing authors, more information on evaluating polypharmaceutic approaches, and new chapters on fetal alcohol syndrome, nutritional psychiatry, and evidence-based psychotherapies"--Provided by publisher.

Pharmacotherapy for Psychologists

Pharmacotherapy for Psychologists

Prescribing and Collaborative Roles

  • Author: Robert E. McGrath,Bret A. Moore
  • Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
  • ISBN: 9781433808005
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 256
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Psychologists are becoming increasingly involved in pharmacotherapy-as prescribers of psychotropic medications, as collaborators with prescribers, and as sources of information, advice, and support to clients and health care professionals. These new roles represent one of the most significant changes in the practice of psychology in recent times. This book takes a comprehensive look at how pharmacotherapy is reshaping the practice of psychology. It argues the benefits of extending prescriptive authority to appropriately trained psychologists and chronicles the experiences of prescribing psychologists. Furthermore, it explores emerging issues that prescribing and collaborating psychologists face, such as the need to maintain a psychological orientation while integrating medication management with psychotherapy, the need to build and maintain strong relationships with physicians, issues with insurance companies and managed care agencies, professional practice standards and guidelines in relation to pharmacotherapy, and the evaluation of drug research. With its strong practical orientation, this book is a must-read for psychologists who have or want to obtain prescriptive authority, as well as those who wish to assume more collaborative roles within primary care and other settings.

Tales from the Couch

Tales from the Couch

A Clinical Psychologist s True Stories of Psychopathology

  • Author: Dr. Bob Wendorf
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1631440306
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 224
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Tales from the Couch is collection of actual case studies and a primer on psychopathology, as well as a captivating reflection on the human condition. Drawn from Dr. Bob Wendorf’s thirty-six-year career years as a clinical psychologist, the book examines the lives of some of his most troubled patients, in a project that aims to both educate and fascinate the reader. Clinical syndromes are described and dramatized by real-life case examples (altered only as necessary to protect patient confidentiality). Each of the sixteen chapters focuses on a particular psychiatric diagnosis, including Multiple Personality Disorder, Asperger’s, and ADD. The clinical picture and symptoms are described and explained, then brought to life by case examples taken from the author’s practice. Dr. Wendorf presents the cases as a series of narratives—some dramatic, some humorous, most quite poignant. Along the way, the author offers his own reactions to the people and events described here and application to the general human condition as well. Tales from the Couch offers compelling stories of extraordinary people, clinical conditions, and events—both in and out of the therapy hour—while providing insights into the nature of human beings, mental illness, and the psychotherapeutic enterprise.