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Biological Treatments in Psychiatry (Hardback)
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Biological Treatments in Psychiatry (Hardback)

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Hardback 460 Pages / Published: 14/12/1995
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The easing of mental suffering by treatments which directly affect the substance of the brain has a long history and an established place in psychiatric practice. This new edition of a highly successful book reviewing the current status of these treatment methods has been updated to include discussion of new groups of compounds and also new families of drugs which have come into greater prominence, such as newer antidepressants, The book is concerned particularly with clinical practice and discusses in detail the management of individual conditions and the use of psychotropic drugs. The rational and effective use of these techniques needs an understanding of the scientific background, and chapters are devoted to basic pharmacology, the evaluation of treatment methods, the development of new techniques, the psychosocial and politico-ethical aspects of treatment, and the special problems encountered in treating children and the elderly. The economic aspects of prescribing are also outlined. The book will be of interest to psychiatrists, especially those reading for postgraduate qualifications, to those dealing with the mentally ill, and to neruopharmacologists who wish to understand current treatment methods in clincial psychiatry.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780192626523
Number of pages: 460
Weight: 799 g
Dimensions: 241 x 161 x 29 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
From the first edition: Long and short textbooks on the subject abound. This is one of the more satisfactory ...it summarizes a great deal of factual information lucidly and with an explicit awareness of the limitations of current knowledge * Cambridge University Press *
A clear and authoritative textbook, which also covers non-drug therapies including psychosurgery, its scope extends beyond its target audience of postgraduate students with material of value to most psychiatrists. * British Book News *
The authors are to be commended also for striking an excellent balance between the humanistic and scientific faces of psychiatric practice...this is one of those very rare books that rewards the reader on both esthetic and practical levels. The writing is not only fluid but compelling * The New England Journal of Medicine *
clear and authoritative textbook ... the authors considerable experience in clinical practice and research will give the reader a unique insight * Rees C. Graham, Analytisch Repertorium, October 1991 *
provides a useful and timely review of current theoretical and practical knowledge ... the book is very readable and benefits from a uniform, literary style and format ... It is a valuable addition for those studying for postgraduate exams in psychiatry and should prove useful for clinicians wishing to revise and update their practice. * Dr John Mellers, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London, Journal of Psyhosomatic Research, Vol. 36, No. 1, 1992 *
This is very much a book for readers who eschew learning by rote in favour of education by reasoning. The book is pleasantly readable, attractively produced and agreeably low-priced. * A.M. Denman, Clinical Research Centre and Northwick Park Hospital, London, British Journal of Psychiatry, Volume 160, February 1992 *
clear and authoritative textbook ... A critical evaluation of the literature is provided and the authors' considerable experience in clinical practice and research will give the reader a unique insight. This will be invaluable to psychiatrists in training and its practical approach will be of use to clinicians, consultant psychiatrists who want to ensure that they are aware of recent developments and treatment practices, and clinical psychiatrists. * Drs. H. Vreman, Farmaceutisch Tijdschrift voor Belgie, No. 1, Jan/Feb 1992 *

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