Adverse Syndromes and Psychiatric Drugs: A clinical guide

Paperback | June 7, 2004

EditorPeter Haddad, Serdar Dursun, Bill Deakin

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Pharmacotherapy is an important part of the treatment of most major psychiatric disorders. Although psychiatric drugs can have immense benefits for patients, adverse syndromes are common, causing significant distress for patients. Some side-effects are potentially life threatening if notdetected and treated appropriately. Despite the importance of this subject there is a great shortage of practical advice on this topic. This book will help psychiatrists, GPs, pharmacists and nurses prevent, recognize, and manage adverse syndromes associated with psychiatric drugs. It provides an easily readable account of almost all the adverse syndromes that clinicians will ever encounter. Each section is written by an authority in the area, with each syndrome clearly laid out to include the following information: Clinical features; Pharmacological basis; Differential diagnosis; Management; Risk factors and prevention. Summary tables are also provided, along with key references forfurther reading. Clearly written and authoritative, this book will be of enormous practical value to all clinicians managing patients who have been prescribed psychiatric drugs.

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Pharmacotherapy is an important part of the treatment of most major psychiatric disorders. Although psychiatric drugs can have immense benefits for patients, adverse syndromes are common, causing significant distress for patients. Some side-effects are potentially life threatening if notdetected and treated appropriately. Despite the...

Peter Haddad is a Consultant in Community Psychiatry, Mental Health Partnership of Bolton, Salford and Trafford, UK. Serdar Dursun and Bill Deacon are both in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Manchester, UK.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:330 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.76 inPublished:June 7, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. S Dursun, P M Haddad and T Barnes: Extrapyramidal syndromes2. D Kohen: Neuroleptic malignant syndromes3. K Gillman and I Whyte: Serotonin syndrome4. N Ferrier: Torsade de pointes and sudden death5. A Wieck and P M Haddad: Hyperprolactinaemia6. A H Young and K A N Mcritchie: Adverse syndromes associated with lithium7. D Baldwin, A G Mayers and A Lambert: Sexual dysfunction8. D Taylor: Diabetes mellitus`n 9A Wieck: Teratogenic syndromes10. P M Haddad, I Anderson and J Rosenbaum: Antidepressant discontinuation syndromes11. S Karim and S Lewis: Antipsychotic discontinuation syndromes12. H-S Cho, J Krystal and D C D'Souza: Blood dyscrasias13. H Ashton: Benzodiazepine dependence14. P Strickland: Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion15. H McAllister-Williams and S Leech: Dermatological syndromes16. T Prior and G Baker: Miscellaneous syndromes: Anticholinergic toxicity, clozapine toxicity, and hypertensive crisis with MAOIs