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The Feeling Good Handbook
David D. Burns
0452281326
Jan 1999
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Book Description
...written by one of the prime developers of cognitive therapy, teaching how to remove the mental obstacles that hinder success--from test anxiety and fear of public speaking to procrastination and self-doubt.


Essential Psychopharmacology: The Prescriber's Guide
Stephen M. Stahl
0521011698
December 2004
Textbook Paperback
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Review
'I think that this manual has all the characteristics of a true bestseller. The format is very attractive, the information is complete, the consultation is easy. In no other recent text will a clinician find so much information in such a concise and user-friendly format.' Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
'those who are conversant with the other textbooks on Essential Psychopharmacology written by the author will find the present textbook particularly useful as a practical application of the principles presented in those texts. However, this Guide will also be of assistance to any prescribing physician who wishes to obtain a short, clearly presented account of the drugs used in psychiatric practice.' Human Psychopharmacology

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"Although the Prescriber's Guide serves as a companion...


Essential Psychopharmacology: Neuroscientific Basis and Practical Applications
Stephen M. Stahl
0521646154
January 2000
Textbook Paperback
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Review
'... essential reading ... I would thoroughly recommend this book to anyone who works with psychotropic drugs - or who has the task of teaching others about them!' American Journal of Psychiatry
'This book is a bedrock for basic understanding of the complex and fast moving field of psychopharmacology, and should be a part of every prescribing clinician's library. It is highly recommended and will be useful in many contexts.' Doody's Publishing
'... illustrations are highly effective in elucidating highly complex material. This book is a bedrock for basic understanding of the complex and fast moving field of psychopharmacology, and should be a part of every prescribing clinician's library. It is highly recommended and will be useful in many contexts.' Nishad J. Nadkarni, Doody's Health Scienced Book Review Journal ...


The Social Worker & Psychotropic Medication
Kia J. Bentley
0534365426
Aug 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
This book is a practical and useful resource for social work students and practitioners as they fill and expand their daily roles in psychiatric medication management. The authors provide readers with the information they need to be aware, articulate, and active with respect to client's medication-related dilemmas, but also mindful of the sociopolitical context of prescription practice in psychiatry. All the facts, myths, and relevant information about psychotropic medication are presented to social workers in an easy-to-access manner. Professionals and students alike will find this book to be a practical resource that helps them to be more responsive to the medication-related concerns of their mental health clients and to work more collaboratively on these issues with families and other mental health care providers....


Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists
John D. Preston
1572243996
November 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Adopted for college use, this latest edition includes an update on bipolar disorder and a new chapter on medication and children.

From the Publisher
A must-have resource for all therapists that provides the most up-to-date information on the effects, side effects, and best uses of every psychoactive medication.

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Taking Sides Drugs and Society
Raymond Goldberg
0072873043
Aug 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
This 6h edition of Taking Sides: Drugs & Society is a debate style reader which is designed to introduce students to controversies in drug use and misuse in contemporary society. The readings, representing the arguments of leading social scientists, health care professionals, and social commentators, reflect a variety of viewpoints, and are formatted into a "pro" and "con" framework. Taking Sides titles are supported by the student Web site, Dushkin Online (http://www.dushkin.com/online).


Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology
Alan F. Schatzberg
1585622095
April 2005
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
This substantial reference provides the practitioner with the general principles of psychopharmacological treatment before turning to diagnosis and classification. The remainder of the volume is devoted to the various treatments, with chapters as well on emergency room treatment, and more!

Book Info
Stanford Univ., CA. Pocket manual on selection and prescription of appropriate drug therapies. Compatible with the DSM-IV. Additional sections added to this edition include summary tables with key information on classes of psychotropics and a chapter on herbals and dietary supplements. Chapters have been updated and revised. Softcover. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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The Antidepressant Survival Guide
Robert J. Hedaya
060980541X
Feb 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
"Now patients can have the best of both worlds -- freedom from depression and freedom from side effects. Dr. Robert Hedaya offers a wealth of wisdom drawn from years of clinical experience, research, and teaching. This book is a much-needed lantern in the darkness."
-- Norman Rosenthal, M.D., author of St. John's Wort: The Herbal Way to Feeling Good

* Restore the vital vitamins, minerals, and hormones necessary to maintain good health.
* Optimize your body's metabolic system.
* Restore your ability to experience pleasure in life.

An estimated twenty-five million Americans take antidepressants to combat depression, but most continue to cope with a host of debilitating side effects that equal, and sometimes outweigh, the medication's obvious benefits. Many doctors consider side...


Psychopharmacology for Helping Professionals
R. Elliott Ingersoll
0534611826
Feb 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Designed to make the topic of psychopharmacology accessible to students in the helping professions, this concise, three-part book assists future practitioners in mastering basic concepts and applying these concepts to cases. In-depth discussions of psychopharmacology topics are structured around the three core parts of the book, including basic principles of psychopharmacology, commonly prescribed psychotropic drugs for adults, and psychotropic medications prescribed to children. To encourage comprehension of the material presented, case examples, study questions and bolded key terms appear throughout the book.

About the Author
Elliott Ingersoll is an Associate Professor and the chairperson of the department of Counseling, Administration, Supervision, & Adult Learning in the...


Essential Psychopharmacology of Depression and Bipolar Disorder (Essential Psychopharmacology Series)
Stephen M. Stahl, Nancy Muntner
0521786452
October 2000
Paperback
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Review
'The style is succinct, clear, thorough and up-to-date, thus making it a useful text for a broad readership of all clinicians involved in treating patients with an affective disorder.' Additional Biology
'... beautifully illustrated in colour throughout ... For those with clinical responsibility for prescribing antidepressants and mood stabilizers there is no other book quite like this to stimulate, inform and direct further enquiry.' British Journal of Psychiatry

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"Overall, this is an excellent text for explaining mechanisms of drug action...Stahl has effectively outlined the mechanisms responsible for the therapeutic actions and side effects of each drug in an easily understood fashion. This is a must read." Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

"This is an...



Psychopharmacology: Drugs, the Brain and Behavior
Jerrold S. Meyer
0878935347
January 2005
Textbook Hardcover
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From the New England Journal of Medicine, May 19, 2005
In the preface to this book, the authors point out that for thousands of years humans have used psychoactive substances to modify their perceptions and mood. Indeed, some observers believe that such behavior may be a defining characteristic of the human condition. In contrast to the millennial history of drug taking, the era of scientific psychopharmacology is very short; perhaps its proper beginning can be dated to the middle of the 20th century. Since then, the rate of accrual of new knowledge in the field has increased enormously. (Figure) The authors aim to produce an introductory textbook on psychopharmacology and to convey some of the excitement that they find in this discipline. They attempt to create an integrated work, linking the basic principles of pharmacology,...


Essential Psychopharmacology of Antipsychotics and Mood Stabilizers
Stephen M. Stahl
0521890748
January 2002
Textbook Paperback
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Review
'Firmly grounded in contemporary neuroscience ... an excellent and comprehensive account of the pharmacology of drugs currently used to treat psychiatric disorders.' Psychological Medicine
'This masterful production will benefit a broad spectrum of readers, from students to knowledgeable and experienced psychopharmacologists.' Psychiatric Times
'Finally, an elegant and beautiful psychopharmacology text written by a basic scientist who is also a clinician.' Journal of Clinical Psychiatry

Review
"This is a welcome addition to Essential Psychopharmacology and I recommend it unreservedly. It may be wise to purchase two copies as one is sure to be 'borrowed' very quickly." Chris McWilliam, International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry

"This text is highly recommended for those...



The Psychotherapist's Guide to Psychopharmacology
Michael J. Gitlin
002911781X
Oct 1990
Hardcover
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Book Review
With the extraordinary growth in understanding the biochemical workings of the brain, psychotherapy is experiencing its most profound transition in the 20th century: from couches to pills. This book is an essential guide to the chemical treatment of disorders such as ADD, anxiety, bipolar disorders, depression and other conditions. Highly recommended to clinical psychologists, counselors and social workers, and also to patients, current or future, being treated with pharmacological substances. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Review
Judith Marks Mishne, D.S.W. Professor, New York University School of Social Work This most readable, jargon-free text is clear, astute, and bridges the split between those physicians who prescribe medication and those therapists...


Warning
William Glasser
0060538651
May 2003
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Swimming against what he sees as the tide of prescriptions written for antidepressants such as Paxil, Zoloft and Prozac, psychiatrist Glasser (Choice Theory) argues that these drugs can do more harm than good. He asserts that there has been some scientifically sound psychiatric research that suggests the drugs can damage mental health and even the brain itself. Through selective case studies and extrapolation of evidence, the author urges readers to think twice before accepting "brain drugs"; he states that the effectiveness of certain selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors has been exaggerated by the drug companies. To his credit, Glasser does offer several practical alternatives for patients. But he seems to cherish his outsider status and questions the way psychiatry is practiced today. Group therapy...


Pediatric Psychopharmacology: Fast Facts
Daniel F. Connor
0393704610
January 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Authoritative and current information on prescribing for this critical population.The psychopharmacological treatment of youth calls for skill in selecting drugs and doses appropriate to each developmental stage. Here dispensing physicians and allied mental health professionals are provided with precise information about all key drug classes as well as expert guidance in the treatment of psychiatric disorders in youth.

About the Author
Daniel F. Connor lives in Boylston, Massachusetts. Bruce M. Meltzer lives in Wellesley, Massachusetts.


The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants: Ethnopharmacology and Its Applications
Christian Ratsch, Albert Hofmann (Publisher)
0892819782
May 5, 2005
Hardcover
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Review
Andy Wickens, Library Journal, August 2005 : “. . . this superb academic reference is the first comprehensive work devoted to psychoactive plants. Ratsch, an anthropologist, ethnopharmacologist, . . . includes more than 400 traditional and modern substances that ‘affect the mind or alter the state of consciousness’. . . .Each major monograph contains the plant’s scientific and common names, chemical structure, history, distribution, cultivation, appearance, preparation and dosage, ritual and medicinal uses, commercial forms and regulations, and effects, as well as research literature references. . . .This book offers something for everyone. . . . Highly recommended.”

Rick Strassman, M.D., University of New Mexico School of Medicine, and author of DMT: The Spirit Molecule :...


Uppers, Downers, All Arounders, Fifth Edition
Darryl Inaba, et al
0926544276
October 2003
Paperback
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Warning
William Glasser
006053866X
Apr 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Swimming against what he sees as the tide of prescriptions written for antidepressants such as Paxil, Zoloft and Prozac, psychiatrist Glasser (Choice Theory) argues that these drugs can do more harm than good. He asserts that there has been some scientifically sound psychiatric research that suggests the drugs can damage mental health and even the brain itself. Through selective case studies and extrapolation of evidence, the author urges readers to think twice before accepting "brain drugs"; he states that the effectiveness of certain selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors has been exaggerated by the drug companies. To his credit, Glasser does offer several practical alternatives for patients. But he seems to cherish his outsider status and questions the way psychiatry is practiced today. Group therapy...


Essentials of Clinical Psychopharmacology
Alan F. Schatzberg (Editor)
1585622435
January 2006
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
The Essentials focuses on the aspects of psychopharmacology directly related to clinical care and will appeal to psychiatry residents, primary care physicians, and others interested in a concise tutorial on clinical psychopharmacology.

Book Info
Stanford Univ., CA. Synopsis and update on clinically relevant material from The American Psychiatric Press Textbook of Psychopharmacology, 2nd ed., c1998. Also includes new data based on recent literature since publication of the Textbook. Provides specific data about drug selection and prescribing practices. Softcover. DNLM: Mental Disorders--drug therapy. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Pharmacological Management of Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders
Samuel Enna
0070217645
Jan 1998
Hardcover
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Book Description
A practical, user-friendly guide for the diagnosis, management, and treatment of neurologic and psychiatric disorders. An introductory chapter covers basic neuroscience and pharmacology as they pertain to the diagnosis and treatment of central nervous system disorders. Subsequent chapters cover the full spectrum of major psychiatric and neurological conditions including schizophrenia, ADD and developmental disorders, obsessive-compulsive behavior, disorders of sleep, neuromuscular disorders, delirium and dementia, and much more. Chapter organization for each condition features a clinical description (presenting symptoms), diagnostic criteria (pathophsiology), pharmacotherapeutics, and recommended management and treatment regimens.

Book Info
Univ. of Kansas, Kansas...


Creation of Psychopharmacology
David Healy
0674015991
August 2004
Paperback
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From Library Journal
The standard historical view of psychiatry claims that the invention of chlorpromazine (a.k.a. Thorazine) in 1952 ushered in biologically based "scientific" psychiatry. Healy (The Antidepressant Era) claims that earlier psychiatry was also scientifically based and had some notable successes, such as the treatment of catatonia with shock therapy. Healy's second theme is that because the success of psychiatric drugs, the choice of treatment options is largely dependent on the financial preferences of the pharmaceutical industry. For example, the author argues that "randomized controlled trials" of drugs are favored by the pharmaceutical industry because they allow products to be marketed to a wide audience, but what is desperately needed is more research on the effects of medications on more specific types of...


DMT: The Spirit Molecule: A Doctor's Revolutionary Research into the Biology of Near-Death and Mystical Experiences
Rick Strassman MD
0892819278
January 2001
Paperback
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Alissa Hirshfeld-Flores, M.A., LMFT, The American Journal of Psychiatry, August 2002
This book is a highly readable, intriguing, provocative description of Rick Strassman's theories and research concerning the effects of DMT.

Review
Rupert Sheldrake, author of The Presence of the Past : "Fascinating and provocative. A remarkable exploration of the boundaries of science and consciousness itself."
Andrew Weil, M.D., author of Spontaneous Healing : "Rick Strassman's pioneering research work with DMT, a natural psychedelic drug used by Amazonian Indians, raises fascinating questions about the neurochemical basis of experience and the feasibility of conducting human research with mind-altering drugs in a university medical center. Truly adventurous reading!"


Annual Editions
Hugh Wilson
0072838299
Feb 2003
Paperback
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Concise Guide to Psychopharmacology
Lauren B. Marangell
1585622559
March 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
The definitive pocket reference for convenient everyday use. This invaluable clinical companion begins with an overview of the general principles relevant to the safe and effective use of psychotropic medications. Subsequent chapters focus on the major classes of psychotropic medications and the disorders for which they are prescribed—with the caveat that the nomenclature is somewhat artificial because, for example, many antidepressant medications are also used to treat anxiety disorders. Updates for this edition in every drug class ensure ready access to information on new drugs and new findings. Antidepressants—Presents clinically relevant information for selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, bupropion, venlafaxine, duloxetine, mirtazapine, as well as tricyclic antidepressants and monoamine oxidase...


Principles of Kinesic Interview and Interrogation, Second Edition
Stan B. Walters
0849310717
September 17, 2002
Hardcover
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Review
[A]n elegant and comprehensive contribution to the field of interviewing. Within the span of 360 well-indexed pages, [the author] brings together the latest ideas and techniques on interviewing. Clearly, the author understands the theater of the interview. … Readers … will enjoy the refreshing sojourn through the complex dynamics of interviewing. … Walters, a true student of human behavior who possesses practical experience in interviewing, has produced a work that approximates the ideal of what an interview book should be about. … Readers of this book will learn much form this great teacher. - FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin

A volume in the Practical Aspects of Criminal & Forensic Investigation seriesSeries edited by Vernon J. Geberth, Practical Homicide Investigation Inc., New York, USA

The ability...



The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychopharmacology
Alan F. Schatzberg (Editor), Charles B. Nemeroff (Editor)
1585620602
November 30, 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Covering both biological science and clinical practice, this new edition of the definitive psychopharmacology text has been thoroughly updated and expanded to keep you current with the explosive growth in this burgeoning field.

Book Info
Stanford Univ. School of Medicine, CA. Reference covers the basic science and clinical practice of psychopharmacology. Presents information by classes of drugs and reviews the data on the biological underpinnings of specific disorders for a better understanding of psychopharmacological approaches. Previous edition: c1998. DNLM: Psychotropic Drugs--pharmacology.


PDR Drug Guide For Mental Health Professionals (Pdr Drug Guide for Mental Health Professionals)
Harris B., Ph.D. Stratyner (Foreword)
1563635119
October 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Pocket-sized reference details more than 80 widely used psychotropic medications, as well as overviews of more than 1,000 common prescription drugs. Updated and expanded, text includes a new full-color pill identification guide and a new chapter on street drugs. Summarizes drug interactions. Alphabetized for quick reference. Previous edition: c2002. Softcover.

Excerpted from Pdr Drug Guide for Mental Health Professionals by PDR. Copyright © 2004. Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.
The mental health profession is one that clearly must keep abreast of the constantly evolving biopsychosocial developments and societal changes. For instance, scientific breakthroughs have resulted in human beings living longer, but this comes at a great cost. Physical...

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