Clinical Handbook of Psychotropic Drugs

The classic reference for psychotropic medications

The Clinical Handbook of Psychotropic Drugs and the Clinical Handbook of Psychotropic Drugs for Children and Adolescents are independent and unbiased practical tools for psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, pharmacists, psychologists, physicians, and all mental health professionals. They are packed with unique comparison charts that support effective medication decisions. Color-coding and instantly recognizable icons enable quick access to succinct, bulleted information on all classes of medication, their on- and off-label indications, (US FDA, Health Canada), recommended dosages, US and Canadian trade names, side effects, interactions, pharmacodynamics, precautions in special populations, nursing implications, and much more. Sections on Natural Health Products, Unapproved Treatments, ECT, BLT, and rTMS are included. Patient and caregiver information sheets are provided as printable PDF files

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    Clinical Handbook of Psychotropic Drugs
    Clinical Handbook of Psychotropic Drugs edited by Ric M. Procyshyn, Kalyna Z. Bezchlibnyk-Butler, David D. Kim





    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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    Clinical Handbook of Psychotropic Drugs for Children and Adolescents
    Clinical Handbook of Psychotropic Drugs for Children and Adolescents edited by Dean Elbe, Tyler R. Black, Ian R. McGrane, Sabina Choi





    New in this edition:

    • New chapters on Prescribing Safely and Ethically to Children and Adolescents, Pharmacogenetic Information for Common Psychotropic Drugs, and Aggression Management in Children and Adolescents
    • Neuroscience-based nomenclature added to Product Availability tables
    • Antipsychotic-Induced Extrapyramidal Side Effect (EPSE) chapter completely revised, plus new section on monitoring scales for EPSE
    • Anxiolytics section on buspirone and benzodiazepine comparison table revised
    • Mood Stabilizers chapter extensively revised
    • Natural Health Products comprehensively revised
    • New Unapproved Treatments revised, including preliminary evidence for cannabidiol and folinic acid for autism spectrum disorder and ketamine for mood disorder
    • New agents: deutetrabenazine, ethopropazine, lemborexant, lumateperone, orphenadrine, tetrabenazine, valbenazine, viloxazine
    • New formulations and trade names: Austedo, Caplyta, Dayvigo, Drizalma Sprinkle, Elepsia XR, Eprontia, Evekeo ODT, Gocovri, Hetlioz LQ, Ingrezza, Invega Hafyera, Jornay PM, Loreev XR, Lybalvi, Osmolex ER, Oxtellar XR, Parsitan, Perseris, Qelbree, Qudexy XR, Secuado, Spritam, Tyrvaya, Valtoco

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    • Drug monographs
    • Drug comparisons
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    • Browse features for generic names, trade names, indication, and interacting agents
    • Hundreds of additional references
    • Literature hot links for quick access to further reading

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