Seminars in Clinical Psychopharmacology (second edition)
Part of the College Seminars Series.
Psychopharmacology is the key both to rational prescribing in
clinical psychiatry and to a fuller understanding of the biological
basis of severe mental illness. Now in its second edition, this
popular title in the College Seminars Series has been
fully revised and updated, and expanded to include a new chapter on
the promising and rapidly growing area of pharmacogenomics.
Written by practising clinicians with an interest in the
neuroscience base of psychiatry, the book integrates theoretical
pharmacology with clinical practice. Intended primarily for
trainees in psychiatry and related disciplines, this book will
interest all those seeking a deeper understanding of the recent
scientific developments in psychopharmacology.
Three sections cover:
- General principles, including receptor neuropharmacology,
clinical pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics.
- The main psychotropic drugs used widely in general adult
- Special areas of psychotherapeutics.
“I welcome this book and
will certainly use it as a reference source.”
“The book provides a balanced and
simple approach to complex drug treatments in psychiatry with the
provision of appropriate evidence throughout. It is an excellent
refresher for any practising psychiatrist and mental health
professional wishing to keep abreast of new developments and offers
a single compact resource in psychopharmacology for trainees
preparing for the MRCPsych examinations. It should be available on
the shelves of any library serving mental health
Part I. General
Introduction to neuropharmacology -
Brian E. Leonard
2. Pharmacogenomics and pharmaco-genetics in psychopharmacology
- Robert W. Kerwin and Maria J.
3. Pharmacokinetics, pharmaco-dynamics and drug development
- Ian Hindmarch and Graham R.
4. The clinical principles underlying drug treatment in psychiatric
practice - Phil Harrison-Read and
Part II. Pharmacology of the
main psychotropic drug groups
5. Anxiolytics, sedatives and hypnotics - Stephen J.
6. Affective disorders: 1. Antidepressants - Elemer Szabadi and
Christopher M. Bradshaw
7. Affective disorders: 2. Lithium and anticonvulsants - Rory
8. Affective disorders: 3. Electroconvulsive therapy - Stephen
J. Cooper, Christopher B. Kelly and Robert J. McClelland
9. Antipsychotic drugs and the treatment of schizophrenia -
David J. King and John L. Waddington
10. Anti-epileptic drugs - Robert J. McClelland and James I.
Part III. Special
11. The psychopharmacology of childhood and adolescence - Peter Hill and Nicolette
12. Psychopharmacology in the elderly - Stephen Curran and John P.
13. Pharmacological aspects of drugs of misuse - Brian E. Leonard
14. Drug treatment of the personality disorders, premenstrual
tension and erectile dysfunction, and male sexual suppressants
- George S. Stein
15. Unwanted effects of psychotropic drugs: 1. Effects on human
physiological systems, mechanisms and methods of assessment
- J. Guy Edwards
16. Unwanted effects of psychotropic drugs: 2. Drug interactions,
effects during pregnancy and breast-feeding, pharmaco-vigilance and
medico-legal considerations - J. Guy