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
David Taylor is a medical consultant and psychotherapist at the Tavistock Clinic.
Carol Paton is Chief Pharmacist, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust and Honorary Research Fellow at the Department of Psychological Medicine, Imperial College, London.