Synopses & Reviews
Informative, accessible, and easy to use, The Essential Guide to Psychiatric Drugs
has become a classic and indispensable resource for the layperson and professional alike. With detailed descriptions of all the psychiatric medications available today, including their uses, side-effects, cost, dosage, and more, consumers can take an active role in their mental health and know what to expect from specific drugs. Completely updated to include the latest drugs and research, this invaluable guide also includes:
-Information on six new antidepressants similar to Prozac, including Paxil, Effexor, and Wellbutrin
-Revolutionary new drug treatments for nicotine addiction
-Depakote, a new treatment for anxiety disorders
-And much more!
Geared for general readers and therapists alike, this authoritative guide gives patients and their families a full understanding of the implications of any psychiatric drug that has been prescribed. Accessible and easy to read, the guide has been updated with new information about Prozac.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 409-411) and index.
About the Author
Jack M. Gorman, M.D.,
professor of psychiatry at Columbia University and deputy director of the New York State Psychiatric Institute, lives in New York City and lectures frequently throughout the country. He is also the author of The Essential Guide to Mental Health,
a comprehensive book about all aspects of psychotherapy for family use, also published by St. Martin's Press.