Clinical Handbook of Psychotropic Drugs

Edited by: Ric M. Procyshyn, Kalyna Z. Bezchlibnyk-Butler, David D. Kim

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Clinical Handbook of Psychotropic Drugs (PDF)
ISBN: 9781616766320
25th ed. 2023, iv/484 pages + 38 printable PDF patient information sheets
Print edition
Clinical Handbook of Psychotropic Drugs
ISBN: 9780889376328
25th ed. 2023, iv/484 pages + 38 printable PDF patient information sheets

Quick and comprehensive information on psychotropic drugs for adults.

  • Accurate and up-to-date
  • Comparison charts help decision-making
  • Icons with full color
  • Available both in print and online
  • Downloadable patient information sheets

More about this book

The Clinical Handbook of Psychotropic Drugs has become a standard reference and working tool for psychiatrists, psychologists, physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and other mental health professionals.

  • Independent, unbiased, up-to-date
  • Packed with unique, easy-to-read comparison charts and tables (dosages, side effects, pharmacokinetics, interactions…) for a quick overview of treatment options
  • Succinct, bulleted information on all classes of medication: on- and off-label indications, (US FDA, Health Canada), recommended dosages, US and Canadian trade names, side effects, interactions, pharmacodynamics, precautions in the young, the elderly, and pregnancy, nursing implications, and much more – all you need to know for each class of drug
  • Potential interactions and side effects summarized in comparison charts
  • With instantly recognizable icons and in full color throughout, allowing you to find at a glance all the information you seek
  • Clearly written patient information sheets available for download as printable PDF files

This book is a must for everyone who needs an up-to-date, easy-to-use, comprehensive summary of all the most relevant information about psychotropic drugs.

New in this edition

  • Antidepressants chapter includes a new section on the NMDA receptor antagonist/CYP2D6 inhibitor combination product (dextromethorphan/bupropion)
  • Antipsychotics updates include revised clozapine monitoring tables which now also contain monitoring requirements for patients with or without non-benign ethnic neutropenia
  • Mood Stabilisers sections on Lithium and Anticonvulsants extensively revised
  • Dementia chapter includes a new section on lecanemab, a new fast-track FDA-approved treatment for Alzheimer’s disease
  • Treatment of Substance Use Disorders includes revisions to buprenorphine dosing section that include a rapid micro-induction method (Bernese method) that allows treatment to start without waiting for patient to be in withdrawal
  • Unapproved treatments of Psychiatric Disorders, Natural Health Products, and Pharmacogenetics chapters all substantially revised
  • New formulations and trade names include: Auvelity (dextromethorphan/bupropion extended-release tablets), Invega Hafyera (paliperidone 6-monthly IM injection), Leqembi (lecanemab infusion), Subutex (buprenorphine sublingual tablets), Quviviq (daridorexant tablets)

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From the reviews

“The 2023 update to the Clinical Handbook of Psychotropic Drugs is a compelling inclusion in any clinician’s reference library, as it provides substantial coverage of the pharmacology underpinning the psychiatric armamentarium. As a reference tool it is well-organized, has a layout that is easily intuited, and provides evidence-based information not readily available in other well-known texts and apps.
Medications are organized by most-common clinical use. Of particular interest: each section is concluded with a series of medication comparison tables that include the different neurotransmitters and their functions, pharmacokinetics, frequencies of adverse reactions, and overviews for switching medications and augmentation strategies.”

Patrick Thurber, MSN, PMHNP-BC, Bisbee, AZ, in Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 2023, 44

Previous praise for the Clinical Handbook

“This is a a very important book that provides valuable information which otherwise would be scattered among different publications. With the increasing rate of prescription of psychotropic drugs, this volume should be on the desk of every physician. The information is crucial for understanding side effects, vulnerabilities, and interactions of psychotropic drug treatment.”
Giovanni A. Fava, MD, in Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 2019

“As a psychiatrist who routinely prescribes medications, I find this handbook invaluable. It is the most comprehensive book on this topic that I have come across.”
Corey Goldstein, MD, Rush University Medical Center

“A powerhouse of practical information ...Unrivalled in scope ... This outstanding and unique handbook is as rich in useful content as many full textbooks.”
Barbara Jovaisas, PharmD, in Canadian Pharmacists Journal

“Comprehensive … clearly organized … an ideal resource for rapid and straight-forward retrieval of essential clinical information ... a ‘must have’ for those who work in mental health care.”
Marshall Cates, PharmD, in Annals of Pharmacotherapy

“Should be available at all nursing stations.”
C. Lindsay DeVane, PharmD, in American Journal of Health Systems Pharmacy

“The handbook is easy to use, comprehensive in scope, and up to date – a winner!"
Catherine Chiles, MD, in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry

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