Clinical Psychopharmacology Made Ridiculously Simple
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Clinical Psychopharmacology Made Ridiculously Simple

by John Preston, Psy.D.,

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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.

  • Pages: 88
  • Publication: Edition 9 (September 15, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9781935660408

About the Authors

John Preston, Psy.D.

John Preston, Psy.D is 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 is 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 is the author of the "Drugs in Psychiatry" chapter in the "Encyclopedia Americana". Dr. Preston has presented over 500 invited talks during the past 25 years, speaking in the USA, Canada, Europe, Africa and Russia.

His strength is presenting complex information in an easy to understand way.

He is 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."

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.

  • Pages: 88
  • Publication: Edition 9 (September 15, 2019)
  • Language: English

About the Authors

John Preston, Psy.D.

John Preston, Psy.D is 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 is 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 is the author of the "Drugs in Psychiatry" chapter in the "Encyclopedia Americana". Dr. Preston has presented over 500 invited talks during the past 25 years, speaking in the USA, Canada, Europe, Africa and Russia.

His strength is presenting complex information in an easy to understand way.

He is 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."

Table of Contents

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  • 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

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