Stahl's Essential Psychopharmacology is intended as a primer text for this field, and can be read cover to cover by anyone from the novice to the expert. Expanded and fully revised, this third edition enlists advances in neurobiology and recent clinical developments to explain with renewed clarity the concepts underlying drug treatment of psychiatric disorders. Features of this edition are clinical advances in antipsychotic and antidepressant therapy. It includes new coverage of sleep disorders, chronic pain, and disorders of impulse control. This remains the essential text for students, scientists, psychiatrists, and other mental health professionals.
Preface; 1. Structure and function of neurons; 2. Synaptic neurotransmission and the anatomically addressed nervous system; 3. Signal transduction and the chemically addressed nervous system; 4. Transporters and g-protein linked receptors as targets of psychopharmacological drug action; 5. Ion channels and enzymes as targets of psychopharmacological drug action; 6. Psychiatric genetics; 7. Circuits in psychopharmacology; 8. From circuits to symptoms in psychopharmacology; 9. Psychosis and schizophrenia; 10. Antipsychotic agents; 11. Mood disorders; 12. Antidepressants; 13. Mood stabilizers; 14. Anxiety and anxiolytics; 15. Chronic pain, functional somatic syndromes, and their treatment; 16. Disorders of sleep and wakefulness and their treatment; 17. Disorders of cognition and their treatment; 18. Psychopharmacology of reward: drugs of abuse, obesity, and disorders of impulse control; 19. Disorders of reward, drug abuse, and their treatment.