Best Medical Psychopharmacology Books
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1. Prescriber's Guide: Stahl's Essential Psychopharmacology
Author: by Stephen M. Stahl
Cambridge University Press
With the range of psychotropic drugs expanding and the usages of existing medications diversifying, we are pleased to present the Seventh Edition of the world’s best-selling formulary in psychopharmacology. The new edition features nine new compounds as well as information about several new formulations of existing drugs.
Many important new indications are covered for existing drugs, as are updates to the profiles of the entire content and collection, including new injectable and transdermal formulations, as well as updated warnings and indications. The Pearls have all been refreshed and the antipsychotics section has been completely revised.
With its easy-to-use, full-colour template-driven navigation system, Prescriber’s Guide combines evidence-based data with clinically informed advice to support everyone who is prescribing in the field of mental health.
2. Kaplan & Sadock’s Synopsis of Psychiatry
Author: by Robert Boland
Selected as a Doody’s Core Title for 2021! Accurate, reliable, objective, and comprehensive, Kaplan & Sadock’s Synopsis of Psychiatry has long been the leading clinical psychiatric resource for clinicians, residents, students, and other health care professionals both in the US and worldwide.
Now led by a new editorial team of Drs. Robert Boland and Marcia L. Verduin, it continues to offer a trusted overview of the entire field of psychiatry while bringing you up to date with current information on key topics and developments in this complex specialty.
The twelfth edition has been completely reorganized to make it more useful and easier to navigate in today’s busy clinical settings. A revised table of contents moves the most clinically relevant material to the beginning of the book, including sections on diagnosis, psychopathology and psychiatric conditions, treatment across the lifespan, and therapy and other interventions.
Reformats clinical chapters to include clearer section headings and easy-to-digest summaries of important information, all with the goal of helping you find information quickly and easily locate answers to specific problems. Includes numerous case studies to enhance the learning experience.
3. Stahl's Essential Psychopharmacology: Neuroscientific Basis and Practical Applications
Author: by Stephen M. Stahl
Cambridge University Press
With this fully revised fourth edition, Dr Stahl returns to the essential roots of what it means to become a neurobiologically empowered psychopharmacologist, expertly guided in the selection and combination of treatments for individual patients in practice. Embracing the unifying themes of ‘symptom endophenotypes’, dimensions of psychopathology that cut across syndromes, and ‘symptoms and circuits’, every aspect of the text has been updated to the frontiers of current knowledge, with the clarity of explanation and illustration that only Dr Stahl can bring.
Integrating much of the basic neuroscience into the clinical chapters, and with major additions in the areas of psychosis, antipsychotics, antidepressants, impulsivity, compulsivity and addiction, this is the single most readily readable source of information on disease and drug mechanisms.
This remains the essential text for all students and professionals in mental health seeking to understand and utilize current therapeutics, and to anticipate the future for novel medications.
4. Psychopharmacology Algorithms: Clinical Guidance from the Psychopharmacology Algorithm Project at the Harvard South Shore Psychiatry Residency Program
Author: by David Osser
Algorithms serve an important purpose in the field of psychopharmacology as heuristics for avoiding the biases and cognitive lapses that are common when prescribing for many conditions whose treatment is based on complex data. Unique in the field, this title compiles twelve papers from the Psychopharmacology Algorithm Project at the Harvard South Shore Psychiatry Residency Training Program and presents practical ways to adopt evidence-based practices into the day-to-day treatment of patients.
Psychopharmacology Algorithms is a useful resource for practicing psychiatrists, residents, and fellows, as well as psychiatric nurse practitioners, psychiatric physician assistants who prescribe, advanced practice pharmacists who prescribe, and primary care clinicians. Teachers of psychopharmacology may find it particularly valuable.
Researchers in clinical psychopharmacology may find it helpful in identifying important practice areas that are in need of further study. Contains ten updated psychopharmacology treatment algorithms designed to assist with the clinical use of psychiatric medications, each complete with extensive critical evaluation of the evidence supporting the rationales for each treatment step and the advantages and disadvantages of various alternatives to the recommended treatments.
5. Medication Fact Book for Psychiatric Practice, Fifth Edition
Author: by Talia Puzantian
Carlat Publishing, LLC
The Medication Fact Book is a comprehensive reference guide covering all the important facts, from cost to pharmacokinetics, about the most commonly prescribed medications in psychiatry. Composed of single-page, reader-friendly fact sheets and quick-scan medication tables, this book offers guidance, clinical pearls, and bottom-line assessments of more than 100 of the most common medications you use and are asked about in your practice.
This fifth edition reflects the availability of newer strengths and formulations, as well as generics. New clinical data have been incorporated into the fact sheets from the previous edition. Versions of this book can be purchased with a 12-credit CME online quiz.
Get the information you need at a glance: Off-label uses Dosages and generic availability Mechanisms of action Cost information Bottom-line impressions This revised edition features: 148 fact sheets, 17 of which are brand new 30 updated reference tables, 8 of which are brand new New sections on medications for treating restless legs and using somatic therapies like bright light therapy, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), and vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) Plus, 9 new treatment algorithms-these flowcharts offer easy-to-follow guidelines for treating adult ADHD, depression, psychosis, anxiety, dementia, insomnia, bipolar mania, alcohol use disorder, and opioid use disorder
6. Clinical Psychopharmacology Made Ridiculously Simple
Author: by John Preston
A brief, practical review of the indications for and use of pharmacological agents in the treatment of psychological disorders. Successful medical treatment of emotional and mental disorders depends on two factors: 1. A thorough knowledge of psychotropic medications and 2. An accurate diagnosis.
Both issues are addressed in this book in a practical and concise format.Case examples. Chapters on over-the-counter medications and dietary supplements, with new section on treatment of postpartum depression. Up-to-date DSM-5 classification of psychological disorders.
7. Nursing Dosage Calculation Workbook: 24 Categories Of Problems From Basic To Advanced! (Dosage Calculation Success Series)
Author: by Bradley J. Wojcik
Are you a nursing student, or nurse, who has the basics of dosage calculations down and wants to take your abilities to the next level? If so, this book is for you! Although his book is intended to be used as an advanced workbook supplement to Wojcik, B & Hassen, C (2018) Dosage calculations for nursing students: Master dosage calculations in 24 hours the safe & easy way without formulas!
ISBN 9781725638839, it will benefit anyone who has a basic knowledge of dosage calculations. The book’s 777 problems cover 24 categories from basic unit conversions to complex critical care calculations. The answers to the problems are explained primarily using dimensional analysis. This book is organized into the following six units:Unit 1: Basic Math Problems and Military TimeRounding NumbersRoman NumeralsScientific NotationMilitary TimeUnit 2: ConversionsUnit Conversions Within the Metric SystemUnit Conversions Within the Household SystemUnit Conversions Between the Metric, Household and Apothecary SystemsUnit 3: Dosage CalculationsDosage Calculations Level 1Dosage Calculations Level 2Dosage Calculations Level 3Body Surface Area Dosing CalculationsPediatric Dosing CalculationsPediatric Maintenance Fluid Replacement CalculationsUnit 4: IV Flow Rate CalculationsIV Flow Rate Calculations Level 1IV Flow Rate Calculations Level 2IV Flow Rate Adjustment CalculationsHeparin Infusion and Adjustment CalculationsUnit 5: Percent and Ratio Strength CalculationsPercentPercent StrengthPercent ChangeRatio StrengthUnit 6: Miscellaneous SubjectsReconstitution CalculationsConversions Between mg and mEqDosage Calculation PuzzlesSelf-Assessment ExamList of Abbreviations and SymbolsScroll Up To Get Yours Today!
8. Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists
Author: by John D. Preston
New Harbinger Publications
A comprehensive professional resource for mental health treatmentnow in a fully revised and updated ninth editionThe Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists is the gold standard for mental health clinicians looking for clear, reliable information about the pharmacological treatment of mental health issues.
Organized by disorder and, within each disorder, by medication, this book is designed to familiarize clinicians and students with the basic terminology and models of psychopharmacology. This fully revised and updated ninth edition provides essential information on new medications and treatment options and includes the latest research on side effects, contraindications, and efficacy of all major medications prescribed for mental health disorders.
You’ll also find new chapters on sleep disorders and experimental treatments, updated information on child and adolescent psychopharmacology and the latest best practices for treating pregnant and breastfeeding patients and patients with substance use disorders. This handbook makes it simple to: get the facts about drug interactions and side effects; find out how medications affect adults, children, and adolescents differently; learn how different cultures view medical treatment, vital information for anyone who treats clients from a variety of backgrounds; and discontinue medication safely when needed.
9. Memorable Psychopharmacology
Author: by Jonathan P. Heldt M.D.
Note: There is a newer edition of this book available! This listing is for an older version. An indispensable review for anyone wanting to meet the mental health needs of their patients! “Memorable Psychopharmacology” uses a conversational tone, catchy mnemonics, visual aids, and practice questions to ensure that you not only learn about psychoactive substances but retain this information far into the future!
Written for healthcare providers at all levels, including medical students, physicians, nurses, pharmacists, psychologists, physician assistants, social workers, and more. Now UPDATED with extra content, including a brand new chapter on drug-drug interactions!
10. Cafer's Psychopharmacology: Visualize to Memorize 270 Medication Mascots
Author: by Jason Cafer MD
“Brilliant!Dr. Cafer has done the impossible made psychopharmacology fun. What a burst of creativity and humor! This book will provide a very valuable service for not only psychiatrists, but for physicians of any specialty, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists and medical students” Colleen Loehr, MD”This is amazing!
You have outdone Stahl” Rob Hunter, MD”A masterpiece!” Sailaja Bysani, MD”Totally changed the way I learn new medications!!” Luke Pata, PA-SWho thought prescriber guides can be fun?!? Dr Cafer’s books are in my work bag and I use them daily Gabriele Harrison, PMHNP”This really simplified so many concepts” Raminder Chhatwal MDCafer’s Psychopharmacology is an essential resource for any prescriber of psychiatric medication.
To help you match trade names with generic names of 270 medications, this book features mascots akin to the Xyzal “Wise Owl” and Myrbetriq Bladder characters. Each medication’s mascot is incorporated into a visual-mnemonic framework designed for recollection of pharmacokinetic interactions.
11. DMT: The Spirit Molecule: A Doctor's Revolutionary Research into the Biology of Near-Death and Mystical Experiences
Author: by Rick Strassman
A clinical psychiatrist explores the effects of DMT, one of the most powerful psychedelics known. A behind-the-scenes look at the cutting edge of psychedelic research. Provides a unique scientific explanation for the phenomenon of alien abduction experiences. From 1990 to 1995 Dr. Rick Strassman conducted U.S.
Government-approved and funded clinical research at the University of New Mexico in which he injected sixty volunteers with DMT, one of the most powerful psychedelics known. His detailed account of those sessions is an extraordinarily riveting inquiry into the nature of the human mind and the therapeutic potential of psychedelics.
DMT, a plant-derived chemical found in the psychedelic Amazon brew, ayahuasca, is also manufactured by the human brain. In Strassman’s volunteers, it consistently produced near-death and mystical experiences. Many reported convincing encounters with intelligent nonhuman presences, aliens, angels, and spirits.
Nearly all felt that the sessions were among the most profound experiences of their lives. Strassman’s research connects DMT with the pineal gland, considered by Hindus to be the site of the seventh chakra and by Rene Descartes to be the seat of the soul.
12. SPSS Survival Manual: A Step by Step Guide to Data Analysis Using IBM SPSS
Author: by Pallant
Open University Press
The SPSS Survival Manual throws a lifeline to students and researchers grappling with this powerful data analysis software. In her bestselling guide, Julie Pallant takes you through the entire research process, helping you choose the right data analysis technique for your project.
This edition has been updated to include up to SPSS version 26. From the formulation of research questions, to the design of the study and analysis of data, to reporting the results, Julie discusses basic and advanced statistical techniques. She outlines each technique clearly, with step-by-step procedures for performing the analysis, a detailed guide to interpreting data output and an example of how to present the results in a report.
For both beginners and experienced users in Psychology, Sociology, Health Sciences, Medicine, Education, Business and related disciplines, the SPSS Survival Manual is an essential text. It is illustrated throughout with screen grabs, examples of output and tips, and is also further supported by a website with sample data and guidelines on report writing.
13. Managing the Side Effects of Psychotropic Medications
Author: by Joseph F. Goldberg
Amer Psychiatric Pub Inc
Where other psychopharmacology textbooks and, indeed, most internships and residencies in psychiatry lack a solid basis in primary care medicine, Managing the Side Effects of Psychotropic Medications bridges that educational gap, offering a thorough examination of all the effects of taking a psychotropic drug, as well practical clinical advice on how to manage complications that arise.
This second edition of the guide features updated information about newer psychotropic agents, as well as new drugs to help manage iatrogenic weight gain, metabolic dysregulation, involuntary movement disorders, and other common problems. New tables and figures have also been added to aid rapid assessment and management, and the self-assessment section has been updated and expanded with more key questions to facilitate knowledge retention.
Regardless of their particular expertise, all clinicians will benefit from the rigorous scientific and scholarly discussion they will find in this edition of the consequences of drug therapies they prescribe, the range of available strategies to effectively manage adverse effects, and the scientific and practical implications of their treatment decisions.
14. The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants: Ethnopharmacology and Its Applications
Author: by Christian Ratsch
The most comprehensive guide to the botany, history, distribution, and cultivation of all known psychoactive plants Examines 414 psychoactive plants and related substances Explores how using psychoactive plants in a culturally sanctioned context can produce important insights into the nature of reality Contains 797 color photographs and 645 black-and-white illustrationsIn the traditions of every culture, plants have been highly valued for their nourishing, healing, and transformative properties.
The most powerful plants-those known to transport the human mind into other dimensions of consciousness-have traditionally been regarded as sacred. In The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants Christian Rtsch details the botany, history, distribution, cultivation, and preparation and dosage of more than 400 psychoactive plants.
He discusses their ritual and medicinal usage, cultural artifacts made from these plants, and works of art that either represent or have been inspired by them. The author begins with 168 of the most well-known psychoactives-such as cannabis, datura, and papaver-then presents 133 lesser known substances as well as additional plants known as legal highs, plants known only from mythological contexts and literature, and plant products that include substances such as ayahuasca, incense, and soma.
15. Psych Meds Made Simple: How & Why They Do What They Do
Author: by Ashley L Peterson
People living with mental illness are often left out of the loop when it comes to understanding how exactly medications work. This book will explain pharmacology in a simplified way to help you understand the effects, both positive and negative, of psych meds, and why these effects occur.
It’s everything you didn’t realize you wanted to know about medications! The book begins with the essentials of pharmacology and moves on to cover all the major classes of psychiatric medications. You’ll learn why one medication in a particular class might be a better fit for you than another.
Are you having weight gain from your medication? You’ll find out why, and what other medications might be less likely to have the same side effect. I’ve pulled together what I’ve learned in my training as a nurse and (former) pharmacist and years of clinical experience, added in my personal perspective from having taken many of these medications, and distilled it down to the essential elements you need to know to take charge of your own health and illness.
16. Ethnopharmacologic Search for Psychoactive Drugs (Vol. 1 & 2): 50 Years of Research
Author: by Dr Dennis McKenna PhD
A defining scholarly publication on the past and current state of research with psychedelic plant substances for medicine, therapeutics, and spiritual uses. Certain plants have long been known to contain healing properties and used to treat everything from depression and addiction, to aiding in on one’s own spiritual well-being for hundreds of years.
Can Western medicine find new cures for human ailments by tapping into indigenous plant wisdom? And why the particular interest in the plants with psychoactive properties? These two conference volume proceedings provide an abundance of answers. The first international gathering of researchers held on this subject was in 1967, sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and U.S.
Public Health Service. It was an interdisciplinary group of specialists from ethnobotanists to neuroscientists gathered in one place to share their findings on a topic that was gaining widespread interest: The use of psychoactive plants in indigenous societies. The WAR ON DRUGS which intervened slowed advances in this field.