The second book in the Evidence-Based Guides series, The Evidence-Based Guide to Antidepressant Medications, provides a clear reference to the current knowledge and evidence base for the use of antidepressants among a variety of patients across a wide range of disorders. Chapters within this guide are authored by experts in their respective areas of practice, and synthesize a large amount of medical literature into a comprehensive, yet understandable, concise, reader-friendly guide. Each chapter covers both the FDA-approved and off-label use of antidepressant medications and the evidence base for their use. Each chapter also features useful tables pertaining to specific topics, such as summaries of uses and efficacy, and important clinical pearls of wisdom in the Key Clinical Concepts. Topics covered in chapters within this text include: Use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, MAOIs, and tricyclic antidepressants in major depressive disorder, bipolar depression, psychotic depression, and treatment-resistant depression. Acute management of anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and specific phobias through antidepressant use. Use of antidepressant medication in medically ill patients, such as those with cardiovascular, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, renal, and endocrine diseases, as well as cancer, chronic pain, HIV, burns and hospital-based trauma. Developmental considerations necessary to keep in mind when prescribing antidepressants to children and adolescents, along with an outline of controlled studies and their special attention to safety. Medication management in geriatric patients, including antidepressant use among depressed elderly patients with dementia, stroke, or Parkinson's disease. Risks and benefits of prescribing antidepressants during pregnancy and lactation.
Together, the authors have synthesized a large amount of medical literature into a comprehensive, yet understandable, concise, reader-friendly guide. The Evidence-Based Guide to Antidepressant Medications is a must-have reference for psychiatrists and other practicing clinicians, residents in training, psychiatric nurses, social workers and researchers.
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Anthony J. Rothschild, M.D., is Irving S. and Betty Brudnick Endowed Chair and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and UMass Memorial Healthcare in Worcester, Massachusetts.
ContributorsAcknowledgmentsDisclaimerChapter 1. IntroductionChapter 2. Unipolar and Bipolar DepressionChapter 3. Anxiety DisordersChapter 4. Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective DisorderChapter 5. Personality DisordersChapter 6. Substance-Related DisordersChapter 7. Use of Antidepressants in Children and AdolescentsChapter 8. Use of Antidepressants in Geriatric PatientsChapter 9. Use of Antidepressants in Medically Ill PatientsChapter 10. Use of Antidepressants During Pregnancy and LactationChapter 11. Use of Antidepressants in Patients Receiving Nursing CareIndex
" "The Evidence-Based Guide to Antidepressant Medications" contains outstanding work conducted by leading authorities in mood disorders. This guide provides a thorough review of the literature on what is known about antidepressants across psychiatric disorders, over the life span and in special populations. There are practical tables, figures, tips, recommendations, and references to help guide the clinician in the management of their patients. This book is very suitable for a wide audience ranging from medical students, residents, fellows, and clinical health professions."-- "Carlos A. Zarate, Jr., M.D., Chief Experimental Therapeutics & Pathophysiology Branch, Division Intramural Research Programs, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, Maryland" "This up-to-date guide is just what Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses need to provide quality care to patients who are prescribed antidepressant s. Each chapter is chock full of study results, myth busters, and critical information for prescribing. No desk top should be without it!"-- "Margaret Knight Ph.D., PMHCNS-BC, Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Lowell" "Rothschild and his collaborators have produced a wonderful, comprehensive guide to a class of medications that have become ubiquitous in modern psychiatric practice. It offers sophisticated approaches to the use of antidepressants for a broad range of disorders, providing the information that both clinicians and patients need to make optimal treatment choices. My copy is sure to be one of the best-thumbed reference books on my shelves."-- "Paul S. Appelbaum, M.D., Dollard Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine, and Law Columbia University" "This book is an excellent resource for clinicians treating patients withpsychiatric disorders. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Graduate students through professionals/practitioners."-- "CHOICE", "October 2010" "This is a good, practical, evidence-based clinical approach to the use of antipsychotic medications for a variety of disorders and in special populations. The pages are of high quality paper that resists tearing and makes annotation easy. The tables and bullet-point summaries are very useful in comprehending the material. I appreciated the appendixes, which are a useful review of some key core points in the usage of antipsychotics. This is a good evidence-based guide that any clinician can pick up and use - and it is reasonably priced."-- "Doody Enterprises, Inc., Steve Paschos, M.D.", "May 2010" "This textbook on antipsychotic drugs is comprehensive and well written and will be an important tool for clinicians in the management of their patients. This book is easy-to-read and offers practical information on how to use antipsychotic drugs. It is recommended for trainees, medical and mental health professionals, as well as patients and their families who wish to have the knowledge base of antipsychotic drugs at the tip of their fingers."-- "Carlos A. Zarate, Jr., M.D., Chief Mood Disorders Research Unit, Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program, National Institute of Mental Health" "Rothschild and colleagues have produced a wonderful compendium of knowledge about the use of antipsychotic medications for a wide spectrum of disorders. The chapters that review hard-to-assemble information about off-label indications will be particularly useful to clinicians. A terrific addition to any clinical bookshelf!"-- "Paul S. Appelbaum, M.D., Elizabeth K. Dollard Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine and Law Director, Division of Psychiatry, Law and Ethics Department of Psychiatry Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons" " "The Evidence-Based Guide to Antipsychotic Medications" provides both a thorough scientific and historical review of antipsychotics and a highly practical clinical summary of the evidence base of the use of these agents across a wide range of psychiatric disorders. Replete with helpful tables and key clinical points, the guide should be a great asset to patient care for clinicians, from residents to experienced experts."-- "Paul E. Keck, Jr., M.D., President-CEO, Lindner Center of HOPE, Lindner Professor of Psychiatry & Neuroscience at University of Cincinnati College of Medicine"
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