Clinical Psychopharmacology: A Practical Approach

Clinical Psychopharmacology: A Practical Approach

A Practical Approach

Humberto Marin, Javier I Escobar


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This book aims to provide comprehensive, up-to-date information on psychotropic drugs and inform clinical decisions for the treatment of mental disorders using a problem-solving approach.

In order to accomplish these goals, the book has three central characteristics:

  • it is evidence-based
  • it compares each individual drug with others in the same class and also those used for the same indications rather than describing them separately
  • it steadily draws practical conclusions and makes recommendations about how to select and use medications in the treatment of specific mental disorders

More than a textbook, it is meant to serve as a practical tool for professionals working in the mental health field.

  • Absorption, Transformation, and Elimination of Psychotropic Medications
  • Neurotransmitters, Receptors, and Transporters
  • Antipsychotics: A General View of Therapeutic and Adverse Effects
  • Description of Individual Antipsychotics
  • Treatment of Schizophrenia with Antipsychotic Medications
  • Antidepressants: Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors and Serotonin–Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors
  • Bupropion
  • Mirtazapine, Trazodone, and Nefazodone
  • Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors and Tricyclic Antidepressants
  • Individualized Treatment of Depression
  • Benzodiazepines, Buspirone, and Miscellaneous Medications Used in Anxiety Disorders
  • Medication Treatment of Anxiety Disorders
  • Medications Used in the Treatment of Mania
  • Medications Used in Bipolar Depression, Mixed States, and Rapid Cycling
  • Medications Used in the Treatment of Insomnia
  • Medications Used in the Treatment of Attention Disorders
  • Medications Used in the Treatment of Dementia
  • Medications Used in Smoking Cessation and Alcohol Use Disorders
  • Drug–Drug Interactions

Readership: Professional psychiatrists, psychologists, primary care practitioners, clinical practitioners.