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Basic Psychopharmacology for Mental Health Professionals, 3rd edition

  • Richard S. Sinacola
  • Timothy Peters-Strickland

Published by Pearson (April 8th 2019) - Copyright © 2020

3rd edition


An easy-to-understand guide to psychopharmacology for non-medical helping professionals
Basic Psychopharmacology for Mental Health Professionals provides up-to-date information on the latest medications in easy-to-understand language. This practical and engaging text includes numerous case studies that illustrate the skills needed for successful practice in the field. The 3rd Edition is updated to the DSM-5, and it includes updated information and research on the newest medications. Additional clinical case examples have also been added throughout the text.

Table of contents

Why Study Psychopharmacology
  1. Basic NeurobiologyPsychopharmacology and Pharmacokinetics
  2. History Taking and Assessment Techniques
  3. Treatment of Unipolar Depression
  4. Treatment of Bipolar Disorder
  5. Treatment of Anxiety Disorders
  6. Treatment of Psychotic Disorders
  7. Treatment of ADHD and Disorders of Attention
  8. Treatment of Cognitive Disorders
  9. Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  10. Treatment of Personality Disorders
  11. Treatment of Chemical Dependency and Co-Occurring Conditions
  12. Treatment of Comorbidity and Other Disorders
  13. Case Vignettes: Children
  14. Case Vignettes: Adolescents
  15. Case Vignettes: Early Adulthood
  16. Case Vignettes: Middle Adulthood
  17. Case Vignettes: Older Adulthood
Appendix: Table of Psychotropic Medications

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