Biological Treatments in Psychiatry (Oxford Medical Publications) (Hardcover)

By Malcolm Lader, Reginald Herrington

Oxford University Press, USA, 9780192626523, 464pp.

Publication Date: February 15, 1996

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This clear and authoritative textbook describes biological and physical therapies in psychiatry, relating them closely to patient management. A critical evaluation of the literature is provided and the authors' considerable experience in clinical practice and research will give the reader a unique insight. All the major biological and pharmacological treatments are covered, including antidepressants and antipsychotics. Both neuropharmacology and problems of diagnosis and response to treatment are fully discussed. Important features are: *An up-to-date and practical account, ideal for clinicians *Electronconvulsive therapy (ECT) and psychosurgery are covered *Chapters dealing specifically with drug treatment in children and in the elderly *Provides a clear discussion of the scientific background needed for professional examinations in psychiatry (such as MRCPsych) This will be invaluable to psychiatrists in training and its practical approach will be of use to clinicians, consultant psychiatrists who want to ensure that they are aware of recent developments and treatment practices, and clinical psychiatrists.