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Drugs in Psychiatric Practice present a comprehensive examination of the drug treatment in psychiatry. It discusses certain ways in which drugs behaved. It addresses the advances in pharmacology and the basis of prescription.
Some of the topics covered in the book are the classification of psychotropic drugs; basic principles of pharmacokinetics and drug metabolism; anti-schizophrenic drugs; evaluation of psychotropic drugs; unconventional chemotherapy; anti-parkinsonian and anti-dyskinetic drugs; introduction of amitriptyline; and tricyclic antidepressants. The role of tricyclic drugs in the treatment of enuresis and the drug treatment of organic brain syndrome are fully covered. An in-depth account of the monoamine oxidase inhibitors and amine precursors are provided. The tolerance and pharmacological dependence on alcohol are completely presented. A chapter is devoted to the factors involve in ethanol metabolism. Another section focuses on the unwanted effects of psychotropic drugs.
The book can provide useful information to doctors, pharmacists, psychologists, students, and researchers.
1 Classification of Psychotropic Drugs
What is a Psychotropic Drug?
Types of Classification
Classification of Drugs Used in This Book
2 Pharmacokinetics and Drug Metabolism—Basic Principles
Definitions and Basic Principles in Pharmacokinetics
Protein Binding and Distribution
Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacological Effect
3 Evaluation of Psychotropic Drugs
Experimental Studies in Volunteers
Experimental Studies in Patients
Early Clinical Trials
Controlled Clinical Trials
Early and Late Clinical Evaluation
4 Antischizophrenic Drugs
5 Antiparkinsonian and Antidyskinetic Drugs
Pathophysiology of Neuroleptic-Induced Movement Disorders
Drug Treatment of Neuroleptic-Induced Movement Disorders
6 Antianxiety Drugs
Generalized Central Anxiolytics (Sedative Drugs)
Specific Central Anxiolytics (Ataractic Drugs)
Comparison of Antianxiety Drugs
7 Tricyclic Antidepressants
Introduction of Amitriptyline
Other Tricyclic Antidepressant Drugs
Comparisons Between Tricyclic Drugs and Other Antidepressive Treatments
Tricyclic Drugs in the Treatment of Enuresis
General Topics Concerning the Tricyclic Drugs
8 New Generation of Antidepressants
9 Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors and Amine Precursors
Dosage and Clinical Response
Individual Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors
Main Clinical Indications for Maois
10 Lithium Carbonate
Introduction and Historical Aspects
Determination of Lithium Concentration
Treatment of Depression with Lithium
Lithium and Schizoaffective Disorders
Lithium and Other Conditions
Unwanted and Toxic Effects of Lithium
12 Drugs of Dependence
Tobacco Smoking and Nicotine Dependence
Minor Analgesic Abuse
Tolerance and Pharmacological Dependence
Alcohol and Women
Ethanol and the Neuronal Membrane
The Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Hangover and the Role of Congeners
Clinical Use of Ethanol
Drug Treatment for Problem Drinking
14 Drugs in Child Psychiatry
Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors
Summary of Clinical Use
Unwanted Effects of Psychotropic Drugs in Children
15 Drugs in Psychogeriatrics
Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Aspects of Aging
Other Aspects of Aging of Relevance to Psychotropic Drug Therapy
Unwanted Effects of Psychotropic Drugs—Some General Principles
Antidepressant Drugs and the Treatment of Depression
Minor Tranquillizers and the Treatment of Anxiety and Insomnia
Major Tranquillizers and the Treatment of Paranoid States
The Drug Treatment of Organic Brain Syndrome
Lithium and the Treatment of Mania and Recurrent Depression
Non-Psychotropic Drugs Causing Psychiatric Problems
16 Other Uses of Psychotropic Drugs in Psychiatry
Drugs to Improve Sexual Performance
Other Uses of Hormones in Psychiatry
Index of Drug Interactions
Index of International Trade Names
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- © Butterworth-Heinemann 1982
- 2nd February 1983
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Dr. Sam Stuart is a physiotherapist and a research Fellow within the Balance Disorders Laboratory, OHSU. His work focuses on vision, cognition and gait in neurological disorders, examining how technology-based interventions influence these factors. He has published extensively in world leading clinical and engineering journals focusing on a broad range of activities such as real-world data analytics, algorithm development for wearable technology and provided expert opinion on technology for concussion assessment for robust player management. He is currently a guest editor for special issues (sports medicine and transcranial direct current stimulation for motor rehabilitation) within Physiological Measurement and Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, respectively.
Department of Neurology, Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), Oregon, USA
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