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Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Thearpists



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  • Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists
    Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists
  • Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists
    Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists


Trains nonmedical psychotherapists in the use of psychotropic medications. Includes updates on new medications, new material on bipolar illness, major depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, borderline personality disorder, and a new chapter on medication and children.This revised and expanded edition of a must-read book for therapists and other psychological clinicians offers a concise and practical yet thorough overview of the use of psychoactive medications for the treatment of mental health problems in both adults and children and adolescents.

Author Biography

John H. O'Neal is associate clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and a fellow of the APA.

Table of Contents

Understanding Psychopharmacology: The Basics
Introductionp. 3
Integrated Modelsp. 15
Neurobiologyp. 27
Pharmacologyp. 43
Clinical Syndromes: Etiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment Implications
Preliminary Diagnostic Considerationsp. 57
Depressive Disordersp. 69
Bipolar Disordersp. 87
Anxiety Disordersp. 99
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorderp. 115
Psychotic Disordersp. 121
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorderp. 131
Borderline Personality Disordersp. 139
Substance-Related Disordersp. 145
Other Miscellaneous Disordersp. 153
Antidepressant Medicationsp. 161
Bipolar Medicationsp. 181
Antianxiety Medicationsp. 195
Antipsychotic Medicationsp. 203
Over-the-Counter Dietary Supplements and Herbal Productsp. 213
Red Flags When to Reevaluatep. 217
Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacologyp. 225
Epilogue: On the Horizonp. 245
Pharmacokineticsp. 247
Pharmacotherapy in Special Populationsp. 253
Psychotropic Drug Interactionsp. 259
Differentiating Psychotropic Side Effects from Psychiatric Symptomsp. 267
Neurocognitive Mental Status Examp. 271
Trade Versus Generic Drug Names: A Quick Referencep. 275
Medication Safetyp. 279
Books for Patients About Medication Treatmentp. 283
Patient Information Sheets on Psychiatric Medicationsp. 285
Referencesp. 301
Indexp. 315
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