David Nichols is a leading expert on innovation and the author of the brandgym book Return on Ideas – a practical guide to making innovation pay, in addition to Brands & Gaming published by Palgrave Macmillan. He started his career at OC&C Strategy consultants, moving on to the marketing consultancy Added Value where he was Managing Director of Australia and then the UK. He has a first class degree in Aerospace Engineering from Bristol University and is an aerobatic pilot in his spare time.
A must-have reference for prescribers, nursing staff, pharmacists, family physicians, and other professions in allied medicine, this text contains a volume of practical advice for use in common clinical situations.
Covering all aspects of psychiatric evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment, this edition:
provides background information and scientific knowledge on several psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, and anxiety disorder
details plasma monitoring of psychotics and anticonvulsants
analyzes psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents
describes the use of psychotropics in special patient groups
educates the reader on patient substance abuse
discusses miscellaneous conditions and substances