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Essential Psychopharmacology: Neuroscientific Basis and Practical Applicationsby Stephen M Stahl
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Stahl's Essential Psychopharmacology has established itself as the preeminent source of education and information in its field. This much expanded second edition enlists advances in neurobiology, and recent clinical developments, to explain with renewed clarity the concepts underlying drug treatment of psychiatric disorders. New neurotransmitter systems, new theories on schizophrenia, clinical advances in antipsychotic and antidepressant therapy, new coverage of attention deficit disorder, sleep disorders and drug abuse, and a new chapter on gender and sexual psychopharmacology--these are all features of this edition. The fully revised text is complemented by many new illustrations, instructive and entertaining as before, and enhanced to reflect new knowledge and topics covered for the first time. The illustrations and their captions may be used independently of the main text for a rapid introduction to the field or for review, and self-assessment tests follow each chapter. Even more, this will be the essential text for students, scientists, psychiatrists and other mental health professionals, enabling them to master the complexities of psychopharmacology, and plan sound treatment approaches based on current knowledge. A Teacher's Set of Essential Psychopharmacology, second edition, consists of the hardback book plus a Mac/PC compatible CD-ROM, which contains all the figures from the text in cleverly crafted PowerPoint® presentations in two versions: the complete sequence of more than 500 animated figures from the textbook, and the same images without animation.
Greatly expanded, fully revised, with many new illustrations, and with self-assessment tests following each chapter, this second edition enlists advances in neurobiology and recent clinical developments to explain with renewed clarity the concepts underlying drug treatment of psychiatric disorders. This new edition features new neurotransmitter systems, new theories on schizophrenia, clinical advances in antipsychotic and antidepressant therapy, new coverage of attention deficit disorder, sleep disorders and drug abuse, and a new chapter on gender and sexual psychopharmacology. This remains the essential text for students, scientists, psychiatrists and other mental health professionals.
Explains and illustrates for students and clinicians the neurobiological concepts underlying the drug treatment of psychiatric disorders.
inicians the neurobiological concepts underlying the drug treatment of psychiatric disorders.
Table of Contents
Preface; 1. Principles of chemical neurotransmission; 2. Receptors and enzymes as the targets of drug action; 3. Special properties of receptors; 4. Chemical neurotransmission as the mediator of disease actions; 5. Depression and bipolar disorders; 6. Classical antidepressants, serotonin selective reuptake inhibitors and noradrenergic reuptake inhibitors; 7. Newer antidepressants and mood stabilizers; 8. Anxiolytics and sedative-hypnotics; 9. Drug treatments for obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder and phobic disorders; 10. Psychosis and schizophrenia; 11. Antipsychotic agents; 12. Cognitive enhancers; 13. Psychopharmacology of reward and drugs of abuse; 14. Gender and sexual psychopharmacology; References; Index.
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