Prescribing Mental Health Medication

The Practitioner's Guide


Author: Christopher M. Doran

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113628009X

Category: Medical

Page: 584

View: 6278

Prescribing Mental Health Medication is a text for practitioners who treat mental disorders with medication. It explains the entire process of medication assessment, management and follow up for general medical practitioners, mental health practitioners, students, residents, prescribing nurses and others perfecting this skill. Already used by providers and training institutions throughout the world, the newly revised second edition is completely updated and focuses on the following key issues: How to determine if medication is needed Proper dosing and how to start and stop medication When to change medication Dealing with difficult patients Specific mental health symptoms and appropriate medication Special populations including pregnant women, substance abusers, children and adolescents, and the elderly Monitoring medication with blood levels Management of medication side effects and avoidance of medication risk The misuse of medication Prescription of generic preparations Prescriptions via the Internet, telemedicine, and electronic medical records Organizing a prescriptive office and record-keeping Completely updated, this text includes information on all psychotropic medications in use in the United States and the United Kingdom. It incorporates clinical tips, sample dialogues for talking about medications to patients, and information specifically relevant in primary care settings.

A Practitioner's Guide to Prescribing Antiepileptics and Mood Stabilizers for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities


Author: Jose de Leon

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461420121

Category: Medical

Page: 507

View: 5356

Emotional, behavioral, and neuropsychiatric conditions are common in individuals with intellectual disabilities (IDs), most notably epilepsy, aggression, self-injurious behaviors, and bipolar and other mood disorders. Despite the prevalence of such problems, there is a scarcity in the literature of reliable information on medical treatments for those with IDs. A Practitioner's Guide to Prescribing Antiepileptics and Mood Stabilizers for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities provides a detailed framework for prescribing for this challenging population. Featuring the most up-to-date information on factors that inform prescribing, the Guide addresses basic issues and controversies (e.g., the rift between evidence-based and personalized medicine) in treating adults with cognitive deficits. Clients' specific needs are emphasized in developing appropriate and effective pharmacological intervention for improved outcomes and quality of life. Drugs discussed in the Guide include carbamazepine, clonazepam, diazepam, ethosuximide, felbamate, gabapentin, lacosamide, lamotrigine, levetiracetam, lithium, lorazepam, oxcarbazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin, pregabalin, primidone, rufinamide, tiagabine, topiramate, valproate, and zonisamide. For each of these compounds, the guidelines cover: Indications for use; relative and absolute contraindications. Assessment during treatment; therapeutic drug monitoring; warning signs and symptoms for caretakers. Dosage: administration; initial and maximum recommended dosage; modifications associated with drug-drug interactions, personal characteristics, and (where appropriate) genetic variations. Adverse drug reactions: common, relatively uncommon, and potentially lethal, plus risk of metabolic syndrome. Guidelines for discontinuation. References, tables, and drug utilization reviews. A Practitioner's Guide to Prescribing Antiepileptics and Mood Stabilizers for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities is an indispensable decision-making reference for psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, psychopharmacologists, neurologists, internists, and clinical psychologists.

Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal

A Guide for Prescribers, Therapists, Patients and Their Families


Author: Peter Roger Breggin

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826108431

Category: Medical

Page: 310

View: 8832


Africa Lite ?

Boomers in Botswana


Author: Christopher M. Doran

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781468507041

Category: Humor

Page: 284

View: 8171

The author says DO NOT READ THIS BOOK....... unless you want to spend the day laughing out loud while being inspired by Africa and the Peace Corps In 2008, Dr. Doran and his wife made the extraordinary decision to leave the comforts of America to join the United States Peace Corps. Assigned to Africa for two years, they participated in the fight against HIV in Botswana, a country which has the second highest incidence of HIV in the world. On one level, this is an inspiring chronicle of their work together and the joys and challenges of Peace Corps service for the Boomer generation. The book however, is much more than that. Throughout, the author relates the story of a fictional newspaper, the Kalahari Khronicle, of which he is the editor. Taking reports of news items from around the world, Kgosi (Dr. Doran's Botswana name --meaning “Chief”) consistently entertains the reader with sharp wit and political commentary. Written in a style reminiscent of Dave Barry and Pat Conroy, the Khronicle articles provide clever and at times hilarious observations on both American and African culture.

Practitioner’s Guide to Psychoactive Drugs for Children and Adolescents


Author: John Scott Werry,Michael G. Aman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1489900861

Category: Psychology

Page: 502

View: 3523

Incorporating the latest developments in pharmacology and therapy, this fully revised Second Edition is an ideal quick reference for those who prescribe psychotrophic drugs for young people. New and notable features include: discussions of new drugs and health supplements; revised diagnostic terminology that accords with current DSM-IV nomenclature; reports on anti-epileptic medications; guidelines for the appropriate use of psychoactive medications; and instruction on the monitoring of physical, behavioral, and cognitive effects of various drugs. The handy spiral format makes the book easy to use.

Pediatricians and Pharmacologically Trained Psychologists

Practitioner’s Guide to Collaborative Treatment


Author: George M. Kapalka

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441977809

Category: Medical

Page: 303

View: 7152

Many factors affect treatment options for children and adolescents with mental health problems, including age, severity of symptoms, financial and time constraints, and access to qualified professionals. With the limitations of managed care plans and the shrinking pool of pediatric psychiatrists, the trend is toward pediatricians prescribing psychotropic medicines. Pharmacologically trained psychologists can offer valuable assistance to pediatricians caught in this predicament. Tackling fundamental questions of when to treat as well as when and why to refer young patients, the Pediatricians and Pharmacologically Trained Psychologists examines commonly occurring pediatric conditions requiring joint treatment; reviews theoretical models of consultation and collaboration; and spotlights professional issues typically arising from these team efforts. With pertinent clarity and detail, this volume offers in-depth discussion in these key areas: Collaborative treatment of mental health conditions, including mood, disruptive, anxiety, and eating disorders. Collaborative treatment of medical conditions, focusing on gastrointestinal disorders and diabetes. Changing clinical procedures in states that have enacted prescriptive authority for psychologists. Expanding roles for pharmacologically trained psychologists practicing in states that have not enacted prescriptive authority for psychologists. Medical psychology in the pediatric hospital. Integrative care in rural settings and on the reservation. The collaborative future: brain marker technology, training paradigms, and more. Pediatricians and Pharmacologically Trained Psychologists is a must-have reference for a broad range of researchers, professionals, and graduate students, including psychologists, pediatricians and other child mental health clinicians as well as nonphysician prescribers, such as nurses, physician assistants, and pharmacists.

Oxford Handbook of Paediatrics


Author: Robert C. Tasker,Robert J. McClure,Carlo L. Acerini

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191015881

Category: Medical

Page: 1120

View: 4688

Now fully revised and updated with the latest guidelines, this new edition of the Oxford Handbook of Paediatrics is a compact guide to all aspects of acute and chronic paediatrics. The handbook's team of specialist contributors and editors have successfully condensed many years of clinical experience into a pocket-sized compendium of clinical problems and treatment options. Taking a child-centred approach to the subject, the authors have provided comprehensive coverage of areas such as neonatology, surgery, genetics and congenital malformations, and child protection in a user-friendly and succinct style. Sections are also devoted to covering the treatment of children in the community, and the psychological effects of illness on both the child and their family. All chapters have been updated for this new edition, with completely overhauled chapters on neurology and respiratory medicine, the latest management guidelines on inherited metabolic disease, further information on medical and research ethics, and enhanced usage of diagnostic and treatment algorithms. With practical advice and space for personalized notes, this handbook will be invaluable to all those involved in the care of the younger patient.

Correctional Mental Health

From Theory to Best Practice


Author: Thomas J. Fagan,Robert K. Ax

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452236313

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

View: 1885

Correctional Mental Health is a broad-based, balanced guide for students who are learning to treat criminal offenders in a correctional mental health practice. Featuring a wide selection of readings, this edited text offers a thorough grounding in theory, current research, professional practice, and clinical experience. It emphasizes a biopsychosocial approach to caring for the estimated 20% of all U.S. prisoners who have a serious mental disorder. Providing a balance between theoretical and practical perspectives throughout, the text also provides readers with a big-picture framework for assessing current correctional mental health and criminal justice issues, offering clear strategies for addressing these challenges.

Mental Health Practice in a Digital World

A Clinicians Guide


Author: Naakesh A. Dewan,John S. Luo,Nancy M. Lorenzi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319141090

Category: Medical

Page: 228

View: 1916

The purpose of the Mental Health Practice in a Digital World: A Clinicians Guide book is to prepare clinicians to understand, critically evaluate, and embrace well-designed and validated technologies that have the potential of transforming the access, affordability, and accountability of mental healthcare. The reader will become aware of the practical applications of technology in mental health as well as research supporting information technology tools, policy debates. Each chapter contains either examples or scenarios that are relevant to the current practice of mental health care. Policy makers, application developers, scientists, and executives that have lead or supported the use of technologies in real world practice are chapter authors. The goal for this book is to be the key resource for current and future mental health clinicians in the U.S. and around the world to become familiar with technology innovations and how they impact and improve clinical practice.

Behavior: A Guide For Practitioners, An Issue of Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice,


Author: Gary Landsberg

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323297307

Category: Medical

Page: 289

View: 5486

This issue acts as a guide to behavior in dogs and cats for practitioners. Topics include: genetics and behavior of cats and dogs, the effects of stress on small animal health and behavior, canine agression towards family members or visitors, common sense small animal behaviour modification, small animal behavior triage, abnormal reptitive behaviors, feline agression towards family members, cat fights, and more.

Coping with Concussion and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

A Guide to Living with the Challenges Associated with Post Concussion Syndrome a nd Brain Trauma


Author: Diane Roberts Stoler Ed.D.,Barbara Albers Hill

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101631619

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 400

View: 1071

A comprehensive guide for improving memory, focus, and quality of life in the aftermath of a concussion. Often presenting itself after a head trauma, concussion— or mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI)— can cause chronic migraines, depression, memory, and sleep problems that can last for years, referred to as post concussion syndrome (PCS). Neuropsychologist and concussion survivor Dr. Diane Roberts Stoler is the authority on all aspects of the recovery process. Coping with Concussion and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury is a lifeline for patients, parents, and other caregivers.

The Practitioner’s Guide to Psychoactive Drugs


Author: Alan J. Gelenberg,Ellen L. Bassuk

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461558778

Category: Medical

Page: 536

View: 6112

Once again, in their new edition of a classic American handbook of clinical psycho pharmacology, Drs. Gelenberg and Bassuk and their colleagues have produced a master work of sound clinical guidelines for the use of medicines as an increasingly central component of contemporary psychiatric practice. They have recruited an outstanding panel of coauthors, but have managed to maintain a high level of consistency of quality and style throughout the many chapters on specific classes of psychiatric illnesses and their corresponding treatments. The book continues to encapsulate the clinically rele vant essentials of the pharmacology of each major class of psychotropic agents in a way that clinicians can easily grasp. Moreover, it provides sound and carefully consid ered specific guidelines to diagnosis, drug selection, and dosing and patient assessment, with particularly rich presentations on the recognition and management of adverse effects. Inclusion of chapters on pediatric and geriatric populations and on topics pertaining to substance abuse disorders and medicolegal aspects of the field are unusual in books of this kind, and so are particularly valuable. Students and trainees will appreciate the handbook's well-organized and readable style, and practicing clinicans should be satisified with its balanced consideration of older, standard treatments as well as the latest medicines and trends in clinical psychopharmacology, with glimpses into future developments.

Clinical Manual of Psychopharmacology in the Medically Ill


Author: Stephen J. Ferrando,James L. Levenson,James A. Owen

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 1585629421

Category: Medical

Page: 640

View: 5053

A comprehensive yet practical guide to the prescription of psychotropic medications in patients with medical illness, Clinical Manual of Psychopharmacology in the Medically Ill is designed to be useful to clinicians practicing in a broad range of specialties, from the psychosomatic medicine specialist caring for a delirious patient with cancer to the general medical practitioner prescribing an antidepressant to a diabetic patient who recently had a myocardial infarction. This manual Provides useful psychotropic prescribing protocols that can be employed by primary care physicians, psychiatrists, and other medical professionals. Reviews fundamental principles of psychotropic drug prescribing across medical specialties. Educates clinicians regarding the growing evidence base supporting the safety and efficacy of psychopharmacological treatments for a diverse range of psychiatric problems in medically ill patients. Provides clinically relevant information concerning psychopharmacology in the medically ill, including pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic principles, drug-drug interactions, and organ system disease-specific issues. Clinical Manual of Psychopharmacology in the Medically Ill is divided into two sections. The first supplies fundamental background information for prescribing psychotropics across medical disease states, including discussion of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics, drug-drug interaction principles, major systemic adverse effects of psychotropic drugs, and alternate routes of psychotropic drug administration. The second section addresses psychopharmacological treatment in specific organ system diseases, such as renal and cardiovascular disease, as well as other relevant subspecialty areas, such as critical care, organ transplantation, pain, and substance use disorders. Authored by experts in the field, chapters contain the following: Key differential diagnostic considerations, including adverse neuropsychiatric side effects of disease-specific medications Disease-specific pharmacokinetic principles in drug prescribing, including interactions between psychotropic drugs and disease-specific drugs Useful tables summarizing information on adverse neuropsychiatric side effects of disease-specific medications, adverse disease-specific side effects of psychotropic drugs, and drug-drug interactions Extensive referencing of source material to allow readers to expand their knowledge in specific areas This manual, beyond serving as a clinical guide, should become a mainstay of curricula in general psychiatric residency programs, psychosomatic medicine fellowships, and nonpsychiatric residency training programs that prepare physicians to provide safe and effective psychopharmacological treatment for patients with medical illness.

Medicines Management in Mental Health Care


Author: Neil Harris,John Baker,Richard Gray

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444316162

Category: Medical

Page: 272

View: 4233

Medicines are the most common form of treatment for those withmental health problems worldwide. Medicines Management in MentalHealth Care is the first detailed evidence-based medicinesmanagement text for mental health practitioners in the UK. Medicines Management in Mental Health Care is divided intotwo parts. Part one provides mental health nurses and other mentalhealth workers with a detailed understanding of the evidence-basefor medicines management covering subjects including psychotropicmedication and co-morbidity. Part two addresses the practicalimplications for clinical practice and provides vital guidance onprescribing and medicines management, working with service users,treatment adherence, evaluation skills and problem solving as wellas specific advice relating to the realities of practice. Medicines Management in Mental Health Care is an essentialresource for mental health nurses and mental healthpractitioners. • Discusses evidence-based interventions • Outlines the main types of medicines offered • Discusses co-morbidity • Outlines a model of medicines management • Discusses good prescribing practice

Nurse Prescribing in Mental Health


Author: Adrian Jones

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444311617

Category: Medical

Page: 216

View: 7767

Nurse Prescribing in Mental health is a practical handbookfor mental health nurses who are being training, have aspirationsto train or who are trained in nurse prescribing. It introduces thereader to the different types of nurse prescribing and how they canbe used in practice, now and in the future and reflects on themyriad of issues that are facing novice and experienced nurseprescribers. These include inter-professional relationships, teamwork, ethical and legal issues, governance and patient safety. The text goes on to explore the different types of medicinescommonly prescribed for major disease groups and will help nurseprescribers to understand the practical application of prescribingas seen in clinical practice. Key features: Outlines the principles of prescribing and pharmacology asapplied to mental health nursing Running through all of the chapters is a review of relevantnurse prescribing research and evidence that supports generalprescribing practice with a direct application to clinical practicein mental health settings. Evidenced based Accessible, with case studies and scenarios in eachchapter

Prescription Drug Guide for Nurses


Author: Sue Jordan

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335235506

Category: Medical

Page: 214

View: 4572

"This book was written by a senior lecturer in health science with a great deal of input from nurses. It highlights the burden of treatment and is a resource for non-medical prescribers in identifying adverse drug reactions and for recognising definitions and classifications. ... The sections on 'potential problems' and 'suggestions for prevention and management' were particularly enlightening. The book provides ideas for better patient consultations through discussions about medications and their effects." Nursing Standard "This likeable little book is a definite contributionto the field and should find a home in every ward,unit and hospital library shelf." International Emergency Nursing "This book is exceedingly timely. I am certain it will be invaluable to both undergraduate and post graduate student nurses, and, also act as a continuing reference source. Thoroughly recommended." Molly Courtenay, Reading University, UK "Sue Jordan has combined her deep understanding of her own discipline with her long experience of teaching nurses, to produce just the right type and level of information that nurses need, in a format that they will find relevant to their practice and easy to use. This book will be an essential reference resource for every ward bookshelf." Professor Dame June Clark, Swansea University, UK This popular Nursing Standardprescription drug series is now available for the first time in book format! Organised by drug type and presented in an easy-to-use reference format, this book outlines the implications for practice of 20 drug groups: ACE inhibitors Antibacterial drugs Anti-coagulants Antidepressants Anti-emetics Anti-epileptic drugs Antipsychotics Beta blockers Bronchodilators Controlling gastric acidity Corticosteroids Cytotoxic drugs Diuretics Insulin Laxatives NSAIDs Opioids Oral anti-diabetic drugs Thyroid and anti-thyroid drugs Vasodilators (calcium channel blockers and nitrates) Each drug group is presented in handy quick check format, and covers: Drug actions Indications Administration Adverse effects Practice suggestions Cautions/contra-indications Interactions