9780205440054

Basic Psychopharmacology for Counselors and Psychotherapists

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205440054

  • ISBN10:

    0205440053

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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Comprehensive, practical and concise, this text provides a thorough and up-to-date presentation of psychopharmacology in language that students and professors will embrace. This text is a practical, easy to read depiction of the world of psychopharmacology written for non-medical helping professionals. Filled with ample explanations and examples, it utilizes a familiar writing style that is non-threatening and easily understood by students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. It covers ALL topics encountered by therapists in the field.

Table of Contents

Why Study Psychopharmacology
Why the Non-Medical Therapist Needs to Read This Book!
Basic Biology
Neuronal Activity and Neurotransmission
Psychopharmacology and Pharmacokinetics
Routes of Administration
Absorption and Distribution
Other Principles
Prescription and Pharmacy Terms
History Taking and Assessment Techniques
History Format
Mental Status Information
Various Patient Questionnaires and Assessment Instruments
Structuring the Initial Interview
The Treatment of Unipolar Depression
The Causes of Biological Depression
Counseling and Psychotherapy
The Medications Available for Depression
Herbal and Holistic Substances
Light Therapy for SAD
The Importance of Exercise
Electroconvulsive Therapy or ECT
Treatment Resistance and Other Issues
The Treatment of Bipolar Illness
The Causes of Bipolar Disorder
Counseling and Psychotherapy
The Medications Available for Bipolar Disorder
Electroconvulsive Therapy or ECT
Treatment Resistance and Other Issues
The Treatment of Anxiety Disorders
Panic Disorder with or without Agoraphobia
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Social Anxiety Disorder
Adjustment Disorders and Other Phobic Concerns
Treatment Reminders
The Treatment of Psychotic Disorders
The Causes of Psychotic Disorders
The Medications Available for Psychosis
Treatment Protocol
Other Significant Issues to Consider
ADHD and Disorders of Attention
Etiology of ADHD
Diagnostic Assessment of Attention Disorders
Psychological and Pharmacological Treatment
The Treatment of Cognitive Disorders
The Medications Available for Cognitive Disorders
Other Approaches to Cognitive Enhancement
Other Significant Issues to Consider
The Treatment of Sleep Disorders
Treating Sleep Disorders
Pharmacology for Sleep
The Treatment of Personality Disorders
The Medications Available for Personality Disorders
Other Concepts to Consider
Chemical Dependency and Co-Occurring Conditions
The Dopamine Hypothesis
Treatment Issues
Psychopharmacology for Dually-Diagnosed Patients
Summary and Treatment Reminders
The Treatment of Comorbidity and Other Disorders
Comorbidity
Chronic Pain
Eating Disorders
Case Vignettes - Children
Napoleon B
Christine C
Marky M
Case Vignettes - Adolescents
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