9780534357030

Psychotherapist's Resource on Psychiatric Medications Issues of Treatment and Referral

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  • ISBN13:

    9780534357030

  • ISBN10:

    0534357032

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-08-24
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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Summary

This is a concise and easily accessible introduction for psychotherapists to the treatment and referral issues that surround commonly prescribed psychiatric drugs. It provides an overview of psychopharmacology as it affects therapists' work with clients who are already using psychiatric medications or who potentially should be.

Table of Contents

PART 1: PSYCHOTHERAPISTS AND PSYCHIATRIC MEDICINES 1(11)
Referral Issues
3(4)
Treatment Issues
7(1)
Factors that Impact Effectiveness of Prescribed Medications
8(4)
PART 2: HOW MEDICATIONS FUNCTION IN THE BODY AND THE BRAIN: PHARMACOKINETICS AND PHARMACODYNAMICS 12(139)
Pharmacokinetics
12(1)
Administration and Absorption of Medications
12(2)
Distribution
14(1)
Side Effects, Interactions, Contraindications, and Toxicity
15(2)
Pharmacodynamics and the Neurological Basis of Mental Disorders
17(14)
Conclusion
31(1)
Web Resources for Professionals
32(3)
Depression and Antidepressants: Bipolar Disorder and Lithium
35(44)
Depression
35(14)
Classes of Antidepressants
49(12)
Depression in the Elderly
61(2)
New Directions in Antidepressant Therapy
63(1)
Bipolar Affective Disorder
63(12)
Conclusion
75(1)
Review Questions
76(1)
Web Resources about Depression
76(1)
Web Resources about Bipolar Disorder
77(2)
Anxiety and the Anxiolytics: Sleep Disorders and the Hypnotics
79(24)
Anxiety
79(9)
Antianxiety Agents
88(4)
Panic Attacks
92(1)
Sleep Disorders
93(7)
Review Questions
100(1)
Web Resources about Anxiety
100(1)
Web Resources about Sleep Disorders
101(2)
Psychosis and the Antipsychotics
103(30)
Schizophrenia
105(8)
Antipsychotic Drug Action
113(4)
Classification of Antipsychotic Drugs
117(4)
Drugs That Can Produce Psychotic Symptoms
121(7)
Drug-Induced Depression
128(1)
Drug-Induced Organic Brain Syndrome
129(1)
Review Questions
130(1)
Web Resources about Schizophrenia
131(2)
Pain and the Analgesics
133(18)
Understanding the Characteristics of Pain
134(1)
Pain Pathways
135(1)
A Multidisciplinary Approach to Treatment
136(1)
Strategies for Delivery of Analgesics
137(2)
Treatment with Narcotics
139(1)
Classification of Narcotic Analgesics
140(3)
Other Analgesics
143(2)
Narcotic Abuse and Toxicity
145(1)
Review Questions
146(1)
Web Resources about Chronic Pain
146(1)
Web Resources about Headache Pain
147(1)
Web Resources about Fibromyalgia
148(3)
APPENDIX A THE NERVOUS SYSTEM 151(4)
The Central Nervous System (CNS)
151(1)
Systems That Encompass Numerous Areas of the Brain
152(1)
The Peripheral Nervous System
153(2)
Glossary 155(8)
References 163(8)
Medications Index 171(4)
Index 175

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