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The American Psychiatric Association Publishing Textbook of Psychopharmacology, Sixth Edition

Edited by Alan F. Schatzberg, M.D., and Charles B. Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D.

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  • 2024
  • 2216 Pages
  • ISBN 978-1-61537-435-9
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More than 160 authors—including more than 75 new contributors—lent their expertise to this sixth edition of The American Psychiatric Association Publishing Textbook of Psychopharmacology. Featuring 12 all-new chapters and fully aligned with the revised DSM-5-TR classification, this two-volume text offers an unrivaled, in-depth look at the rapidly evolving field of neuropsychopharmacology.

The opening chapters provide a whirlwind tour of the multiple disciplines that undergird the chapters to come, with topics extending from the principles of molecular biology and genomics to the rudiments of neuroimaging and personalized medicine in psychiatry. The main body of the Textbook features an examination of the medication classes that form the basis of psychopharmacological treatment. For each drug within a class, data are reviewed on history and discovery, preclinical and clinical pharmacology, pharmacokinetic parameters, mechanism of action, indications and efficacy, side effects and toxicology, and drug-drug interactions. The Textbook's second volume focuses on psychopharmacological approaches to treatment of patients with major psychiatric disorders (e.g., mood and anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, substance use disorders) as well as patients in specific populations (e.g., adults with ADHD, pediatric patients). For each specific condition, patient population, or setting, chapters provide guidance on topics such as medication selection, combination and maintenance dosing regimens, side-effect monitoring and management, and optimization of treatment response. Closing this volume is an Appendix of Psychiatric Medications with key information on each of the agents covered in the Textbook, presented in a convenient tabular format.

Noteworthy additions to this textbook include chapters addressing the following topics:

  • The potential roles of personalized medicine in psychiatry and of artificial intelligence and machine learning in psychopharmacology
  • New medications with novel pharmacological mechanisms, including the neurosteroid antidepressant brexanolone and the atypical antipsychotic pimavanserin
  • Use of investigational agents, such as psychedelics, in psychiatric treatment
  • Treatment of alcohol use disorder, PTSD, OCD, and autism spectrum disorder
  • Treatment of ADHD in adults
  • Treatment of women in all life phases, including during pregnancy and the postpartum period
  • Treatment of individuals with intellectual developmental disorder

With a level of detail not found in any other source, this new edition of The American Psychiatric Association Publishing Textbook of Psychopharmacology illuminates the path to effective evidence-based practice of psychopharmacology for novice and seasoned clinicians alike.

About the Authors

Alan F. Schatzberg, M.D., is Kenneth T. Norris Jr. Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, California, where from 1991 to 2010 he was also Chair of Psychiatry. He is currently Director of the Stanford Mood Disorders Center.

Charles B. Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D.
, is Matthew P. Nemeroff Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences; Director of the Institute of Early Life Adversity Research; and Co-Director of the Center for Psychedelic Research and Therapy at the Dell Medical School of The University of Texas at Austin.

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