Book of the month: Clinical Manual of Psychopharmacology in the Medically Ill

April brings access to Clinical Manual of Psychopharmacology in the Medically Ill, edited by Stephen J. Ferrando, M.D., James L. Levenson, M.D., and James A. Owen, Ph.D.

A comprehensive yet practical guide to the prescription of psychotropic medications in patients with medical illness, Clinical Manual of Psychopharmacology in the Medically Ill is designed to be useful to clinicians practicing in a broad range of specialties, from the psychosomatic medicine specialist caring for a delirious patient with cancer to the general medical practitioner prescribing an antidepressant to a diabetic patient who recently had a myocardial infarction. This manual

  •     Provides useful psychotropic prescribing protocols that can be employed by primary care physicians, psychiatrists, and other medical professionals.
  •     Reviews fundamental principles of psychotropic drug prescribing across medical specialties.
  •     Educates clinicians regarding the growing evidence base supporting the safety and efficacy of psychopharmacological treatments for a diverse range of psychiatric problems in medically ill patients.
  •     Provides clinically relevant information concerning psychopharmacology in the medically ill, including pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic principles, drug-drug interactions, and organ system disease-specific issues.

This manual, beyond serving as a clinical guide, should become a mainstay of curricula in general psychiatric residency programs, psychosomatic medicine fellowships, and nonpsychiatric residency training programs that prepare physicians to provide safe and effective psychopharmacological treatment for patients with medical illness.

You can access the Book of the Month from the PsychiatryOnline.org homepage, scroll to the bottom of the page to find Book of the Month. From the Health Sciences Library website select Find Articles> Databases> and select PsyhchiatryOnline from the drop down menu (or browse by letter or title).

You’ll have access to Clinical Manual of Psychopharmacology in the Medically Ill as a PDF download for the month of April.

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