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Clinical Psychopharmacology Made Ridiculously Simple, Tenth Edition
John D. Preston, PsyD, ABPP (1950-2020)
MedMaster / Softcover / Aug 2023
9781935660743 (ISBN-10: 1935660748)
price: $26.50
100 pages
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A concise guide to the pharmacologic treatment of psychologic disorders.

This new edition includes thoroughly revised and updated information on the latest medications and guidelines when treating psychological disorders.

Includes new sections discussing Neurobiology and Cultural Influences on Psychopharmacology.

A brief, practical review of the indications for and use of pharmacological agents in the treatment of psychological disorders. Successful medical treatment of emotional and mental disorders depends on two factors:

1. A thorough knowledge of psychotropic medications and

2. an accurate diagnosis.

Both issues are addressed in this book in a practical and concise format. Case examples. Chapter on over-the-counter medications and dietary supplements.

Up-to-date DSM-5 classification of psychological disorders.


"Clinical Psychopharmacology Made Ridiculously Simple is that rare book that has successfully simplified a complicated topic so that practitioners can provide the benefits of psychopharmacology to patients with confidence that they will do more good than harm. An excellent, succinct guide to psychophar-macology in primary care settings."
John H. Greist, M.D., Distinguished Senior Scientist Dean Foundation, Department of Psychiatry University of Wisconsin Medical School

"This is an excellent little text. Not only does it have appeal for physicians, but mental health practitioners and patients on psychotropics will also And it most useful. Highly condensed, authoritative, well-written and comprehensive. Also provides up-to-date important information on diagnostics, differential diag-nosis and medication strategies. Highly recommended."
Patrick T. Donlon, M.D. Coauthor of A Manual of Psychotropic Drugs

"There is an ever increasing need for a concise, practical, clinically relevant guide for the many health care professionals that care for patients receiving psychotropic medication. The complexity and number of medications for psychiatric disorders require psychologists, social workers, clinical pharmacists, as well as physicians to participate in maximizing benefits and minimizing adverse events. Clinical Psychopharmacology Made Ridiculously Simple fills that need exceptionally well."

Glen L. Stimmel, Pharm.D., F.C.C.P. Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Psychiatry University of Southern California Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine Los Angeles, California

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1. General Principles

Chapter 2. Depression

Chapter 3. Bipolar Illness

Chapter 4. Anxiety Disorders

Chapter 5. Psychotic Disorders

Chapter 6. Miscellaneous Disorders

Chapter 7. Over-the Counter Medications and Dietary Supplements

Chapter 8. Non-Response and "Breakthrough Symptoms" Algorithms

Chapter 9. Case Examples

Appendix A. History and Personal Data Questionnaire

Appendix B. Special Cautions When Taking MAO Inhibitors

Appendix C. Caffeine Consumption Questionnaire

Appendix D. On-Line Practice Guidelines and Updates References

About the Authors:

Bret A. Moore, Psy.D., ABBP is a clinical and prescribing psychologist in San Antonio, Texas

John Preston, Psy.D, ABBP (1950–2020) was professor emeritus with Alliant International University in Sacramento, CA and formerly with the University of California, Davis School of Medicine and the Professional School of Psychology, San Francisco. He was the author of 21 books covering topics such as: psychopharmacology, neurobiology, psychotherapy, spirituality and emotional healing. His books have been translated into 14 foreign languages. He was the author of the "Drugs in Psychiatry" chapter in the "Encyclopedia Americana". Dr. Preston presented over 500 invited talks during the past 25 years, speaking in the USA, Canada, Europe, Africa and Russia. His strength was presenting complex information in an easy to understand way. He was recipient of the "President's Award" from the Mental Health Association and "Distinguished Contributions to Psychology Award" from the California Psychological Association. "On a personal note, like other fellow human beings I have encountered significant emotional tragedies in my life, and hope that my books can make a difference in the lives of professionals as well as those who also suffer the difficulties of navigating through difficult times and emotional illnesses."

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