Describes the latest advances in psychopharmacology - one of the most rapidly developing fields in modern science. This latest edition has been updated to cover new developments in drug therapy and research including newly introduced antipsychotics, antidepressants and antidementia drugs. Sections on the treatment of depression and dementia have been revised to include new developments in treatment strategies. It will be welcomed for its essentially clinical and psychological approach to modern pharmaceuticals, their therapeutic uses and limitations, adverse reactions and future directions for research.
Table of Contents
Preface. Preface to the Third Edition. Preface to the Second Edition. Foreword (Herbert Meltzer). 1. Modern Psychopharmaceuticals (Revision by Hossein Fatemi). 2. The History Psychopharmacology. 3. Effects of Psychotropic Medication on Healthy Subjects. 4. Preclinical Research in Psychopharmacology (Conrad Gentsch). 5. Clinical Research in Psychopharmacology (Ferenc Martenyi). 6. Neuroimaging Studies in Psychopharmacology (Mark E Schmidt). 7. Psychotropic Drugs and Cognitive Function. 8. Psychopharmaceuticals and the Treatment of Mental Disorders (Revision by Hossein Fatemi). 9 Psychopharmacology and Health Economics (Ed Snyder). Epilogue. World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki. References. Index.