This fully revised and updated eighth 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. The book also features an important new chapter on the effects of withdrawing from psychopharmacological medications.
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.
This essential guide to psychopharmacology has been adopted as a textbook at universities nationwide and is an important resource for every therapist’s library.
Ideal for the pre-clinical years and USMLE candidates,Medical Sciences at a Glance: Practice Workbookfeatures:
• An introductory section featuring step-by-stepguidance on exam technique and papers
• Over 390 questions of varying formats - and fullexplanations to the answers
• A topic-based structure reflecting vital foundationconcepts, including anatomy, physiology, pathology andpharmacology
Medical Sciences at a Glance: Practice Workbook meets theneeds of medical students with a spectrum of educational approachesin mind. Whatever your course type, working through this book willgive you the advantage when it comes to basic science exams.
Each case begins with a succinct summary of the patient's history, examination, and initial investigation. The text includes photographs where relevant and questions on the diagnosis and management of each case. The answers provide a detailed discussion on each topic, with further illustration where appropriate.
Most of the cases included are common problems but the book also includes more unusual cases to illustrate specific points and to emphasize that rare things do present. The first 20 cases are arranged by systems; the next 80 are in random order because symptoms such as breathlessness and pain may relate to many different clinical problems in various systems.
These true-to-life cases will teach students and junior doctors to recognize important clinical symptoms and signs and to develop the diagnostic and management skills needed for the cases they will encounter on the job.