visión de conjunto:Críticas Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists is a wonderfully useful and comprehensive book. It should be essential reading for all mental health professionals and for others like myself who have family members suffering from mental illness. Its great virtues are its clarity and its humane and informed sense of the diagnosis treatment and care of extraordinarily complicated conditions. --Jay Neugeboren author of Imagining Robert I recommend Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists to psychotherapists from various clinical trainings and diverse clinical orientations as well as to nonpsychiatric physicians and their prescribing assistants. One of the most valuable elements of this text is the authors' reminder to consider when and how medication can be appropriate to treatment and how the clinician is an essential part of the psycho-medical treatment team. If you have only one reference book on your shelf addressing the interface between clinical treatment and psychopharmacology this should be it. --Marvin B. Berman PhD I'm a psychoanalyst and clinical psychologist with no medical training and I found Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists to be a compelling and stimulating read as well as a welcome addition to my reference shelf. This text is coherent and user-friendly and reading it is a surprisingly pleasurable way to expand your knowledge in an area of clinical treatment usually not made this accessible to nonmedical professionals. --Susan Flynn PhD Therapists will find this wonderful book helpful in two ways--as both a textbook and a reference book. Read as a textbook they will learn essentially all they need to know about why patients are taking the meds they are taking and what the likely next steps in treatment will be. As a reference book therapists can look up a patient's medication or diagnosis and quickly review dosing side effects and rationale for use. As a seasoned psychopharmacologist I found the information accurate useful and presented with a refreshing clarity. It's rare to find a book with so much information that is also a pleasure to read. I recommend it highly to any mental clinician whether they are a therapist a prescriber or both. --Daniel Carlat MD editor-in-chief of The Carlat Psychiatry Report This book belongs on the desk of every psychiatrist clinical psychologist social worker or anyone who works with clients who are taking psychoactive drugs. Also anyone teaching or interested in abnormal psychology will find it indispensable. The authors manage with judicious use of well-designed tables and clear concise writing to fill a gap in the current literature. No other book with which I am familiar covers the history of psychiatric medicine as well as both the neurochemistry and clinical use of psychotropics. The authors make excellent use of case histories which are always to the point. I cannot think of anything that could be added to this text or any part of it I would want to change. --Harry Avis PhD professor of psychology at Sierra College and author of Drugs and Life Reseña del editor The Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists is the go-to resource for mental health clinicians looking for clear reliable information about the treatment of mental health issues. Organized by disorder and within each disorder by medication this book is designed to familiarize clinicians and students with the basic terminology and models of pharmacokinetics.This fully revised and updated eighth edition provides essential information on new medications and treatment options and includes the latest research on side effects contraindications and efficacy of all major medications prescribed for mental health disorders. The book also features an important new chapter on the effects of withdrawing from psychopharmacological medications.This handbook makes it simple to: get the facts about drug interactions and side effects; find out how medications affect adults children and adolescents differently; learn how different cultures view medical treatment vital information for anyone who treats clients from a variety of backgrounds; and discontinue medication safely when needed.This essential guide to psychopharmacology has been adopted as a textbook at universities nationwide and is an important resource for every therapist's library. Biografía del autor John D. Preston (Author) John Preston PsyD is a board certified psychologist and the author of ten books including Survivors You Can Beat Depression Integrative Brief Therapy and Life is Hard (audio). He is on the faculty of Alliant University and the University of California Davis Medical School. He is the recipient of the Mental Health Association's President's Award for contributions to the mental health community. Dr. Preston has lectured widely in North America and abroad.John O'Neal (Author) John H. O'Neal MD is a board-certified psychiatrist who has been in private practice since 1977. He is past chief of the department of psychiatry at Sutter Community Hospital in Sacramento CA. He is an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California Davis School of Medicine and a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He lectures on depression and psychopharmacology to mental health professionals employee assistance programs and the public. O'Neal received his MS in clinical psychology from Harvard University.Mary Talaga (Author) Mary Talaga RPh PhD is administrative services leader for Kaiser Permanente Pharmacy Operations in the Northern California region. She has been a pharmacist for more than thirty years and specializes in psychiatric pharmacy. Talaga has extensive experience in health care and has practiced in a variety of clinical settings. She is particularly interested in promoting collaborative care models and developing best-practice guidelines. She provides training and mentoring to health care professionals and general education to patients and consumers.