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

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  • 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.

About the Author(s)

JoEllen Patterson, PhD, LMFT, is Professor in the Marital and Family Therapy Program at the University of San Diego. She is also Associate Clinical Professor of Family Medicine, Global Health, and Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine. Dr. Patterson has published five books that have been translated into multiple languages, and has served on the editorial boards for journals including Families, Systems, and Health; Family Process; and the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy. Dr. Patterson received a Rotary International Scholarship to work at Cambridge University, as well as three Fulbright Awards to work in Norway, Hong Kong, and New Zealand. Her global work includes initiatives in Jordan and Ecuador.

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Todd M. Edwards, PhD, LMFT, is Professor in the Marital and Family Therapy Program at the University of San Diego. He is also Voluntary Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of California, San Diego, and Visiting Professor at NOVA University in Lisbon, Portugal. Dr. Edwards is a Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and an editorial board member for the American Journal of Family Therapy and the Journal of Family Psychotherapy.

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