Stahl's Essential Psychopharmacology: Neuroscientific Basis and Practical Applications

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-03-17
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Stahl's Essential Psychopharmacology has established itself as the preeminent source of education and information in its field. This much-expanded third edition relies on advances in neurobiology and recent clinical developments to explain the concepts underlying drug treatment of psychiatric disorders. New neurotransmitter systems; theories on schizophrenia; clinical advances in antipsychotic and antidepressant therapy; coverage of attention deficit disorder and drug abuse; and new coverage of sleep disorders, chronic pain, and disorders of impulse control. The fully revised text is complemented with many new, instructive and entertaining illustrations, their captions may be used independent of the main text for a rapid introduction to the field or for review. This edition will be indispensable for students, scientists, psychiatrists, and other mental health professionals, enabling them to master the complexities of psychopharmacology and to plan treatment approaches based on current knowledge. Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements The Neuroscience Education Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Neuroscience Education Institute designates this educational activity for a maximum of 90.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(tm). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Sponsorship Information Sponsored by Neuroscience Education Institute Support This activity is supported solely by the sponsor. Neither the Neuroscience Education Institute nor Stephen M. Stahl, MD, PhD has received any funds or grants in support of this educational activity.

Author Biography

Stephen M. Stahl is Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California at San Diego.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Editionp. ix
CME Informationp. xiii
Structure and Function of Neuronsp. 1
Synaptic Neurotransmission and the Anatomically Addressed Nervous Systemp. 21
Signal Transduction and the Chemically Addressed Nervous Systemp. 51
Transporters and G Protein-Linked Receptors as Targets of Psychopharmacological Drug Actionp. 91
Ion Channels and Enzymes as Targets of Psychopharmacological Drug Actionp. 123
Psychiatric Geneticsp. 177
Circuits in Psychopharmacologyp. 195
From Circuits to Symptoms in Psychopharmacologyp. 223
Psychosis and Schizophreniap. 247
Antipsychotic Agentsp. 327
Mood Disordersp. 453
Antidepressantsp. 511
Mood Stabilizersp. 667
Anxiety Disorders and Anxiolyticsp. 721
Pain and the Treatment of Fibromyalgia and Functional Somatic Syndromesp. 773
Disorders of Sleep and Wakefulness and Their Treatmentp. 815
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Its Treatmentp. 863
Dementia and Its Treatmentp. 899
Disorders of Reward, Drug Abuse, and Their Treatmentp. 943
Suggested Readingsp. 1013
Indexp. 1057
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