"This comprehensive guide presents clinicians with evidence-based information on prescribing psychotropic drugs for mental health ... This book will help nurses to be confident, sensitive and informed when discussing medication with patients and relatives, exploring treatment options within their professional teams and liaising with allied health professionals." ( Nursing Standard , 30 May 2012)Reseña del editor:
Helps with complex prescribing needs
The evidence base for drug treatments in psychiatry ranges frommeta-analyses and randomised controlled clinical trials tosingle case reports, and from NICE guidelines to individualSPCs. Where do you look for information when transferring apatient from one drug to another? Where do you find a clearoverview when dealing with a complex patient (e.g, with co-morbidepilepsy or liver disease or HIV infection)? Where canyou seek advice on prescribing psychotropics duringpregnancy? The Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines inPsychiatry! The leading clinical reference for handlingprescribing problems as encountered in daily practice and forformulating prescribing policy.
Evidence-based and written by experts
This book is the essential guide for anyone responsible forprescribing, dispensing or administering drugs for patients withmental health disorders. All the evidence has been reviewedand summarized succinctly by an expert team of psychiatrists andpharmacists.
New content and improved format
This new edition makes greater use of tables and boxes tofacilitate quick reference and includes new sections oncytochrome-mediated interactions and psychiatric side effects ofnon-psychotropic drugs.
Chapters address plasma monitoring, schizophrenia, bipolardisorder, depression and anxiety, children and adolescents,substance abuse and special patient groups. Each section hasa full reference list. The book covers prescribing drugsoutside their licensed indications and their interaction withsubstances such as alcohol, nicotine and caffeine.
Useful for all levels of experience
Trainees will gain important information regarding the rational,safe and effective use of medications for patients with mentalillness. Experienced clinicians will find excellent guidanceregarding more complex issues that they may not encounterregularly.
Why the Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines inPsychiatry?
Long recognized as an international trailblazer in mental healthcare, the Maudsley Hospital earned its reputation for excellence inboth in-patient and community care. It is highly regarded forits research, and pioneered the use of clinical neuroscience. Youcan trust The Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines in Psychiatryto be scientifically sound and clinically effective.
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