The Neuropsychology of Psychopharmacology (Contemporary Neuropsychology)

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Reseña del editor:

The use of pharmacological interventions to treat the symptoms of psychological disorders is readily becoming the first-line option for clinicians and their clients. Although most neurological and psychiatric professionals are well versed in medicinal agents, many remain uninformed about current pharmacologic practices that may have positive or negative neuropsychological impact. This text serves as an up-to-date reference for clinicians and researchers, covering current practices and advances in pharmacological interventions for psychiatric and neurological presentations and the pharmacologic mechanisms that influence the actions of the central nervous system and behavioral outcomes.< /p>

Key Topics:

* Foundational principles and concepts relevant to pharmacology, including: agent selection, addressing symptoms, physiological factors, and treatment guidelines * Pharmacological principles of pharmacokinetics and drug uptake* Comparison of positive and negative outcomes of drug interactions * Specific practices in pharmacology, including comparative efficacy of agents as well as differential selection based on symptom constellation

The use of pharmacological interventions to treat the symptoms of psychological disorders is readily becoming the first-line option for clinicians and their clients. Although most neurological and psychiatric professionals are well versed in medicinal agents, many remain uninformed about current pharmacologic practices that may have positive or negative neuropsychological impact. This text serves as an up-to-date reference for clinicians and researchers, covering current practices and advances in pharmacological interventions for psychiatric and neurological presentations and the pharmacologic mechanisms that influence the actions of the central nervous system and behavioral outcomes.

Biografía del autor:

Chad A. Noggle, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He completed an internship in Neuropsychology through the BSU Consortium and a two-year post-doctoral residency at the Indiana Neuroscience Institute at St. Vincent's Hospital with specialization in Pediatric and Adult/Geriatric Neuropsychology. He is co-editor of The Encyclopedia of Neuropsychological Disorders, also published through Springer Publishing. To date, Dr. Noggle has published more than 200 articles, book chapters, encyclopedia entries, and research abstracts and has made over 80 presentations at national and international conferences in neuropsychology. He currently serves as a reviewer for a number of neuropsychology journals. He is a member of APA Divisions 40 (Clinical Neuropsychology), 5 (Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics), and 16 (School Psychology); National Academy of Neuropsychology; and International Neuropsychological Society.

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Raymond S. Dean, PhD, ABPP, ABN, is the George and Frances Ball Distinguished Professor of Neuropsychology and Director of the Neuropsychology Laboratory at Ball State University. His awards include Distinguished Visiting Faculty at the Staff College of the NIMH, Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology, the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology, and the American Board of Pediatric Neuropsychology. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the National Academy of Neuropsychology, and the American Psychopathological Association. Dr. Dean is a Past President of the Clinical Neuropsychology Division of the APA and the National Academy of Neuropsychology. He has served as Distinguished Visiting Faculty at the Staff College of the NIMH. He was Editor of the Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, Journal of School Psychology and the Bulletin of the National Academy of Neuropsychology. Dr. Dean has published some 500 research articles, books, chapters and tests.

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