Psychiatric Side Effects of Prescription and Over-the-counter Medications: Recognition and Management

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American Psychiatric Pub, 1998 - Medical - 443 pages

Both prescription and non-prescription medications used in medicine and psychiatry can cause a varietyof problems for those taking them, both in terms of their behavior and their ability to think. The first book to thoroughly examine how to recognize and manage the psychological side-effects of these medicines, this exhaustive work also provides a fingertip source of vital information for everyone from psychiatrists, primary care doctors and other medical subspecialty practitioners to students, residents and general readers. Noted physicians Thomas Markham Brown and Alan Stoudemire cover all of the major medications used in medicine and psychiatry, with full chapters on such topics as: * Antipsychotics* Antidepressants* Lithium* Anticonvulsants* Anesthetic agents* Sedative-Hypnotic and related agents* Antibiotics* Cardiovascular agents* Antineoplastic agents* Gastrointestinal agents* Pulmonary agents* Hematologic agents* Antilipemic agents* Drugs affecting the endocrine system

Throughout this information-packed reference, the authors, noted physicians Thomas Markham Brown and Alan Stoudemire, cover all of the major medications used in medicine and psychiatry. They focus on the fundamental ways drugs cause cognitive toxicity and map strategies for clinical management. They also address the consequences of drug interactions and the basic pathophysiology of central nervous system toxicity. With the help of Psychiatric Side Effects of Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medications, readers will be able to quickly identify the ways drugs sometimes negatively affect behavior and ability to reason, and then determine the best practical course for treating those problems.

A CD-ROM containing the complete contents of Psychiatric Side Effects of Prescription and Over the Counter Medications is included. Fully searchable, this CD-ROM is compatible on both MACINTOSH and WINDOWS systems.

 

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Contents

Antipsychotics
3
Agents Used to Treat Movement Disorders
35
Antidepressants
53
Lithium
83
Anticonvulsants
93
Anesthetic Agents
109
SedativeHypnotic and Related Agents
123
Analgesic Agents
145
Antilipemic Agents
261
Drugs Affecting the Endocrine System
265
Gastrointestinal Agents
291
Hematologic Agents
301
Modulators of Immunity
317
Pulmonary Agents
345
Uricosuric and Related Agents
357
References
361

Cholinergic Agents
163
Agents With Actions Not Directed at the Central Nervous System
171
Antibiotics
173
Cardiovascular Agents
209
Antineoplastic Agents
239
Additional Reading
403
Index
409
Drug Index
431
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