edited by Alan F. Schatzberg, Charles B. Nemeroff
"The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychopharmacology" is now updated to keep you current with the latest research and trends in the field. Covering both basic science and clinical practice, this new edition draws on the talents of 53 new contributors to guarantee fresh, authoritative perspectives on advances in psychiatric drug therapy. Introductory chapters provide a theoretical grounding in clinical applications and include a new chapter on genomics and genetics. The 'Classes of Psychiatric Treatment' section is a virtual pharmacopoeia, with chapters devoted to specific agents. It presents information by class of drug; includes data on indications, side effects, and interactions for each; and features expanded coverage of newly approved agents. Chapters in the 'Clinical Psychobiology and Psychiatric Syndromes' section review the neurological underpinnings of specific disorders and include a new chapter on the neurobiology of childhood disorders.
Subsequent coverage of psychopharmacological treatment encompasses state-of-the-art approaches to psychiatric disorders; specific patient populations; difficult-to-manage conditions, including a new chapter on treatment of chronic pain syndromes; and specific guidance on drug selection and prescription. A concluding new chapter reviews ethical considerations in psychopharmacological treatment and research.