Table of Contents

Part 1. Understanding Psychopharmacology: The Basics: Introduction.
Integrated models.
Neurobiology.
Pharmacology.
Medication nonadherence.
Part 2. Clinical Syndromes: Etiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment Implications: Preliminary diagnostic considerations.
Depressive disorders.
Bipolar disorders.
Anxiety disorders.
Obsessive-compulsive disorders.
Psychotic disorders.
Post-traumatic stress disorder.
Borderline personality disorders.
Substance-related disorders.
Other miscellaneous disorders.
Part 3. Medications: Antidepressant medications.
Bipolar medications.
Antianxiety medications.
Antipsychotic medications.
Over-the-counter dietary supplements and herbal products.
Medication discontinuation.
Red flags: when to reevaluate.
Child and adolescent psychopharmacology.
Epilogue: on the horizon. Appendices: Pharmacokinetics.
Pharmacotherapy in special populations.
Psychotropic drug interactions.
Differentiating psychotropic side effects from psychiatric symptoms.
Neurocognitive mental status exam.
Trade versus generic drug names: a quick reference.
Medication safety.
Books for patients about medication treatment.
Patient information sheets on psychiatric medications. "This seventh edition of The Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists includes the latest updates on medications for mental health disorders and their side effects along with a new chapter on the effects of withdrawing from medication. This essential guide to psychopharmacology has been adopted as a textbook at universities nationwide and is a must-have resource for every therapist's library"--