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Handbook of Practical Psychopharmacology

Edited by Matthew Macaluso, D.O., and Calley Johnston, M.D.

  • 2025
  • 0 Pages
  • ISBN 978-1-61537-487-8
  • Item #37487
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Well over 150 medications are represented in this new Handbook of Practical Psychopharmacology. Intended as a quick-reference tool for clinicians, trainees, and other practitioners, it is rich in high-yield, evidence-based, and easily accessible information for commonly prescribed psychopharmacological agents, including antidepressants, antipsychotics, stimulants, mood stabilizers, and nutraceuticals/phytoceuticals.

For each medication covered, readers will find concise, easily referenced information on

  • Indications
  • Contraindications
  • Dosing
  • Drug interactions
  • Clinical monitoring
  • Adverse effects

Conveniently organized by drug class and indication, the handbook also features clinical pearls for each agent and class from experts and published literature in the field. Readers will benefit from evidence-based information on off-label prescribing, as well as from sections devoted to prescribing in special situations (e.g., pregnancy and lactation) and in specific populations (e.g., older adults and children/adolescents).

As useful as a teaching tool and study guide as it is as an on-the-spot resource in outpatient, inpatient, and emergency settings, the Handbook of Practical Psychopharmacology is the busy practitioner's must-have companion.


  • Table of Contents
  • Chapter 1. Basic principles of pharmacology
  • Chapter 2. Alphabetical listing of where to find specific medications in the pocket guide
  • Chapter 3. Antidepressant medications
  • Chapter 4. Anti-anxiety medications
  • Chapter 5. Mood stabilizers
  • Chapter 6. Antipsychotic medications
  • Chapter 7. Stimulant medications
  • Chapter 8. Hypnotic medications
  • Chapter 9. Medications for neurocognitive disorders
  • Chapter 10. Medications for treating eating disorders
  • Chapter 11. Medications for treating substance use disorders
  • Chapter 12. Medications for agitation
  • Chapter 13. Rescue medications for treating adverse effects of other medications
  • Chapter 14. Special considerations

About the Authors

Matthew Macaluso, D.O., DFAPA, is Professor of Psychiatry, Bee McWane Reid Endowed Chair in Mood Disorders, and Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He also serves as the Clinical Director of the UAB Depression and Suicide Center.

Calley Johnston, M.D., is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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