Biological Treatments in Psychiatry by Malcolm LaderBiological Treatments in Psychiatry by Malcolm Lader

Biological Treatments in Psychiatry

byMalcolm Lader, Reginald Herrington

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

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The easing of mental suffering by treatments which directly affect the substance of the brain has a long history and an established place in psychiatric practice. This new edition of a highly successful book reviewing the current status of these treatment methods has been updated to include discussion of new groups of compounds and also new families of drugs which have come into greater prominence, such as newer antidepressants, The book is _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ concerned particularly with clinical practice and discusses in detail themanagement of individual conditions and the use of psychotropic drugs. The rational and effective use of these techniques needs an understanding of the scientific background, and chapters are devoted to basic pharmacology, the evaluation of treatment methods, the development of new techniques, thepsychosocial and politico-ethical aspects of treatment, and the special problems encountered in treating children and the elderly. The economic aspects of prescribing are also outlined. The book will be of interest to psychiatrists, especially those reading for postgraduate qualifications, to those dealing with the mentally ill, and to neruopharmacologists who wish to understand current treatment methods in clincial psychiatry.
Malcolm Lader is at University of London. Reginald Herrington is at University of Glasgow.
Title:Biological Treatments in PsychiatryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:458 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.14 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Principles of treatment2. Neuropharmacology3. Behavioural studies in animals and humans4. Biological aspects of psychiatry5. The evaluation of treatment6. Social and economic aspects of prescribing7. Pharmokinetics8. Depression and antidepressants9. Manic-depressive illness and lithium10. Psychoses and antipsychotic medication11. Anxiety and antianxiety medication12. Sleep disorders and hypnotic drugs13. Drug treatment in children14. Drug treatment in the elderly15. Drugs of abuse16. Miscellaneous disorders and drugs17. Electroconvulsive therapy and brain surgery18. Epilogue: changing perspectivesIndex

Editorial Reviews

'clear and authoritative textbook ... A critical evaluation of the literature is provided and the authors' considerable experience in clinical practice and research will give the reader a unique insight. This will be invaluable to psychiatrists in training and its practical approach will be ofuse to clinicians, consultant psychiatrists who want to ensure that they are aware of recent developments and treatment practices, and clinical psychiatrists.'Drs. H. Vreman, Farmaceutisch Tijdschrift voor Belgie, No. 1, Jan/Feb 1992