The Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists is the go-to resource for mental health clinicians looking for clear, reliable information about the treatment of mental health issues. Organized by disorder and, within each disorder, by medication, this book is designed to familiarize clinicians and students with the basic terminology and models of pharmacokinetics. 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.
About the Authors:
John D. Preston, PsyD, ABPP, is professor emeritus at Alliant International University in Sacramento, CA, and has also served on the faculty of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and the Professional School of Psychology, San Francisco. He has authored twenty-one books in the areas of psychotherapy, neurobiology, and psychopharmacology, and coauthored Clinical Psychopharmacology Made Ridiculously Simple, Consumer's Guide to Psychiatric Drugs, and Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists . Preston is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and has lectured internationally.
John H. O'Neal, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist in private practice for over twenty-five years and assistant clinical professor in the department of psychiatry at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. He is past chief of the Department of Psychiatry at Sutter Community Hospitals in Sacramento, CA. O'Neal is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), and lectures on depression and psychopharmacology to mental health professionals, self-help organizations, and the public. He is coauthor of Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists .
Mary C. Talaga, RPh, PhD, has been a pharmacist for over thirty years, with specialization in psychiatric pharmacy and pharmacy administration. Talaga has practiced in a variety of clinical settings. She is coauthor of Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists .