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Psychopharmacology : Practice and Contexts.

Author: Karen-leigh Edward; Chris Alderman
Publisher: Sydney : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Psychopharmacology: Practice and Contexts is a practical and accessible text to assist nursing and allied health students in their understanding of psychotropic medications. It covers treatment monitoring through a range of care plans and interventions and provides strategies for minimising risk.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Edward, Karen-leigh.
Psychopharmacology : Practice and Contexts.
Sydney : Oxford University Press, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Karen-leigh Edward; Chris Alderman
ISBN: 9780195529104 0195529103
OCLC Number: 939262357
Notes: Adherence versus compliance.
Description: 1 online resource (388 pages)
Contents: List of Abbreviations and Acronyms; Preface; Acknowledgments; Part 1: Practice; 1 Psychotropic Drug Use: History and Context; Introduction; Psychological treatment; Biological treatment; A brief history of modern psychotropic drug treatment; Major changes in psychotropic prescribing: the last 20 years; Australian National Medicinal Drug Policy and Quality Use of Medicines; New Zealand Drug Policy; Medication-related problems; Multidisciplinary care and psychotropic pharmacotherapy; Recovery framework for mental health service provision; 2 Law, Ethics and Accountability; Introduction. The legal and strategic context for mental disordersInvoluntary treatment; Seclusion and restraint; Ethical principles; Ethical decision-making and ethical theories; 3 Pharmacokinetics; Introduction; Pharmacokinetics --
the science of drug movements; Pharmacokinetics and nursing practice; 4 Pharmacodynamics; Introduction; Pharmacodynamics --
the science of drug actions; Pharmacodynamics and nursing practice; 5 Medication Administration and Calculations; Introduction; Basic mathematical skills; Drug calculations; Medication administration; Patient/client and carer education; Part 2: Context. 6 Mood DisordersIntroduction; The spectrum of mood disturbance; Non-pharmacological treatment of mood disorders; Pharmacotherapy for mood disorders; General principles of treatment for bipolar disorder; 7 Anxiety Disorders; Introduction; Anxiety is part of life, not always an illness; Non-pharmacological treatment of anxiety disorders; General principles of pharmacotherapy for anxiety disorders; Commonly encountered anxiety disorders and their treatment; 8 Schizophrenia and Other Psychoses; Introduction; Psychosis --
a set of symptoms, not a disease; Schizophrenia; Antipsychotic medications. Adverse effects of antipsychotic drugsDrug interactions with antipsychotics; Adherence and antipsychotic drug treatment; 9 Substance Use Disorders; Introduction; What are substance disorders and how do they relate to those with mental illness?; Care considerations for people with substance use disorders; 10 Mental Illness in Children and Adolescents; Introduction; Special issues in child and adolescent psychiatry; Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder; Autism spectrum disorders; Tic disorders; General psychiatry for children; 11 Older People; Introduction; The physical effects of ageing. Multiple diseases --
multiple medicinesCognitive disorders (including dementia); Other comorbidities; Increasing susceptibility to side effects of medicines; Beers list (medication list); Drugs and falls in the older person; 12 Mental Illness in Special Populations; Introduction; Eating disorders; Personality disorders; Sleep disorders; Drug-induced psychiatric syndromes; Pain and psychiatry; Complementary medicines; Drugs in pregnancy and lactation; Part 3: Advanced Practice and Context; 13 Adherence and Concordance; Introduction; The global burden of disability of chronic conditions.

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Psychopharmacology: Practice and Contexts is a practical and accessible text to assist nursing and allied health students in their understanding of psychotropic medications. It covers treatment monitoring through a range of care plans and interventions and provides strategies for minimising risk.

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