The Essential Guide to Psychiatric Drugs has become a classic and indispensable resource for the layperson and professional alike. Informative, accessible, and easy to use, this newly revised and updated guide presents comprehensive information on the latest drugs and research and covers most adult mental health problems. It also includes balanced information on controversial topics such as the risk of suicide from antidepressants and the risk of obesity and diabetes from antipsychotics.
This book will help people with psychiatric problems, as well as their concerned families and friends, better understand when drug therapy should be considered, which drugs should be used, for how long, and what side effects are expected. The Essential Guide to Psychiatric Drugs includes the latest information on: Antidepressants, Antipsychotics, Side effects and withdrawal symptoms, Specific usage, dosage duration, and efficacy.
About the Author:
Jack M. Gorman, M.D., a professor of psychiatry at Columbia University
Much ignorance and many misconceptions exist about psychotropic prescription drugs (antidepressants, tranquilizers, antipsychotics, hypnotics, etc.), since people are often reluctant to ask questions about these drugs, even though they are among the most heavily prescribed. This is reason enough to recommend the book; the only minor quibble is some unnecessary repetition in the text. The information is no more technical than is needed to deal with this complex subject; most current comparable titles are aimed at the health practitioner. This book is also far more comprehensible than such readily available titles as the Physicians' Desk Reference .-- Mary Chitty, Massachusetts Coll. of Pharmacy & Allied Health Sciences, Boston