Quick and comprehensive information on psychotropic drugs for adults.
Accurate and up-to-date - now with esketamine (Spravato)
Comparison charts help decision-making
Icons and full color
Available in print and online
Downloadable patient info 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, 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
New in this edition:
Antidepressants chapter includes new section on esketamine (Spravato), recently approved for treatment-resistant depression; also updates to antidepressant use in pregnancy and SPARI drug interactions
Antipsychotics updates include new section on 5-HT2A inverse agonist antipsychotic (pimavanserin, Nuplazid) and comprehensive revision of augmentation strategies
Pharmacogenomics chapter fully revised with expanded dose adjustment recommendations
Chart of agents under investigation for treatment of substance use disorders fully revised, new agents include lofexidine (Lucemyra), Kadian, nortriptyline e-cigarettes
Unapproved treatments chapter with significant updates, including new sections on adrenergic agents in PTSD (doxazosin), antiflammatory agents in depression (pioglitazone, rosiglitazone, statins), and hormones in schizophrenia (raloxifene)
Expanded treatment options for extrapyramidal side effects include deutetrabenazine and valbenazine
New formulations and trade names include: Spravato (esketamine), as well as Adzenys ER, Aristada, Austedo, Cotempla XR-ODT, Fanatrex FusePaq, Foquest, Ingrezza, Jornay PM, Mydayis, Nuplazid, Sublocade, Zelapar
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.
Praise for the previous edition:
"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