The Therapist's Guide to Psychopharmacology: Working with Patients, Families, and Physicians to Optimize Care

Author(s) : JoEllen Patterson, Author(s) : A. Ari Albala, Author(s) : Margaret McCahill, Author(s) : Todd M. Edwards

The Therapist's Guide to Psychopharmacology: Working with Patients, Families, and Physicians to Optimize Care

Book Details

  • Publisher : Guilford Press
  • Published : January 2010
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 310
  • Category :
    Clinical Psychology
  • Catalogue No : 29837
  • ISBN 13 : 9781606237007
  • ISBN 10 : 1606237004
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This indispensable book provides therapists and counselors with crucial knowledge about psychotropic medications: when and how to make medication referrals, how to answer patients questions and help them handle problems that arise, and how to combine medication and psychotherapy effectively.

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Contents:
Introduction.
Part I: The Mind-Body Connection. How the Brain Works. How Psychotropic Drugs Work.
Part II: Psychiatric Disorders and Their Treatment. Mood Disorders. Anxiety Disorders. Schizophrenia and Other Psychoses. Cognitive Disorders. Alcoholism and Substance Abuse. Special Populations and Situations.
Part III: Creative Collaboration. Focusing the Lens: The Referral Process and Medication Evaluation. Sharing Care: Building Successful Collaborative Relationships. Strengthening Bonds: Collaborating with the Family.
Appendix A: How Drugs Are Developed.
Appendix B: Future Trends.
Appendix C: Professional Outreach.
Glossary.

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