Definitive pocket reference that covers the safe and effective use of psychotropic medications, such as antidepressants, antipsychotics, and anxiolytics.
General principles. Antidepressants. Anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics. Antipsychotics. Mood stabilizers. Stimulants. Cognitive enhancers. Appendix: trade/brand names of common psychiatric drugs. Index.
"Drs. Marangell and Martinez have masterfully updated their 2002 Concise Guide to Psychopharmacology
. This compact gem of a book should be stuffed into the pockets of all medical students and residents and placed on the desks of every practicing clinician. The second edition is comprehensive in scope but easily navigated and clearly reader-friendly."—Michael F. Myers, M.D., Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
"The second edition of this highly successful pocket manual will continue to assist both trainees and experts to make optimal real-world treatment decisions. It is concise, well-organized, evidence-based, and comprehensive. The introductory chapter on principles of treatment is worth the price."—Mark S. Bauer, M.D., author of The Field Guide to Psychiatric Assessment & Treatment and Professor of Psychiatry at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island
"This is an excellent, compact source of highly relevant clinical information on the major classes of psychotropic medications. Having both breadth and depth, it covers dual-action antidepressants, the newest hypnotics, and the few mood stabilizers for bipolar depression. The [Concise Guide to Psychopharmacology] also delves into class specific issues and side effects such as neuroleptic malignant syndrome, metabolic syndrome, and the potential for drug abuse or cardiac arrhythmias."—Doody's Book Review Service, October 20, 2006
Lauren B. Marangell, M.D.,
is the Brown Foundation Chair of the Psychopharmacology of Mood Disorders, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, and Director of Mood Disorders Research in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.
James M. Martinez, M.D., is Associate Director of the Mood Disorders Program and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.