"The field of psychopharmacology is rapidly changing. The seemingly endless introduction of new medications and even classes of medications underlines the need for a simple yet comprehensive text on the use of these psychotropic agents. This book will help the health care practitioner understand the pharmacologic basis of these drugs' actions and allow them to better understand why a drug works in a specific condition."
Eugene A. Woltering, MD, FACS
The James D. Rives Professor of Surgery and Neurosciences
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
New Orleans, LA
"Psychopharmacology: Straight Talk on Mental Health Medications provides valuable information for nursing assessments and nurse-based patient teaching. The clear and concise method in which the information is delivered makes incorporating the facts into the nursing process an easy task."
Debra C. Godsey, RN, CLNC
Director of Nursing
"Joseph Wegmann has provided training to our Child Protection staff for several years on adult as well as child/adolescent psychopharmacology. This training has been invaluable in our work with clients, understanding the use of medication in treatment of mental disorders and hopefully improving outcomes for our client population. His book will now provide our staff with a readily available and thorough manual to reference when planning our interventions with the parents and children we serve."
Robert H. Couvillon, LCSW, BACS
Covington Region Office of Community Services
Now in its second edition, Psychopharmacology: Straight Talk on Mental Health Medications is the definitive guide for healthcare professionals and anyone else seeking straightforward, concise and user-friendly information about mental disorders and the medications used to manage them. Fully revised and updated, this invaluable book has become the go-to favorite of clinicians, clients and family members intent on expanding their knowledge of Psychopharmacology.
Here's what you'll find:
Detailed descriptions of the disorders for which medications are most often prescribed
The very latest trends in psychiatric medication management and case study applications
Tips on medicating children, adolescents, older adults and expectant mothers
Herbals and alternative remedies: Do they work? Are they safe?
Answers to frequently asked questions
Resolving dilemmas - medication refusal, non-compliance, generic vs. brand drugs
Joseph Wegmann is well known for the practical, relevant and insightful Psychopharmacology seminars that he conducts across the country. Joe has written eight books on psychiatric medication management, including the best-seller Psychopharmacology: Straight Talk on Mental Health Medications. He pens colums, articles and blogs for his website, www.pharmatherapist.com, Psychology Today, Social Work Today, Woman's World and many others. Joe served as Adjunct Professor ofo Psychopharmacology in the Master of Social Work program at Southern University of New Orleans for 17 years and maintains a psychotherapy practice specializing in the treatment of depression and anxiety.