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Drug treatment in psychiatry

Author: Trevor Silverstone; Paul Turner
Publisher: London : Routledge, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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This well-established text offers an unrivalled introduction to the use of drugs in psychiatry, looking at both general principles and specific clinical applications. The fifth edition has been fully revised to take in the ever-increasing range of drugs available and new research developments. It provides a framework of current scientific knowledge on which to base sound practical prescribing. Beginning with an
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Trevor Silverstone; Paul Turner
ISBN: 0415106109 9780415106108 0415106095 9780415106092
OCLC Number: 30028556
Notes: "Trevor Silverstone is ... currently Professorial Research Fellow in the Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Otago Medical School, New Zealand"--Page [i].
First ed. published 1974.
Description: x, 309 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. I. General principles. 1. Historical introduction. 2. Pharmacology of central nervous system transmission. 3. Factors influencing the action of psychotropic drugs. 4. Methods of studying behavioural effects of drugs. 5. Social and psychological aspects of drug treatment --
pt. II. Clinical applications. 6. Schizophrenia. 7. Affective disorders. 8. Anxiety disorders. 9. Organic psychiatric syndromes. 10. Disorders of personality and behaviour. 11. Disorders due to psychoactive substance use (substance-related disorders). 12. Sleep disturbance. 13. Disorders of appetite and body weight. 14. Centrally acting drugs in the elderly. 15. Child psychiatry. 16. The management of overdosage of centrally acting drugs.
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"Heartily recommended for even the skilled pharmacologist."-"American Journal of Psychiatry

 
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