• Part 1 Drug treatment of major psychiatric conditions 1
Chapter 1 Schizophrenia and related psychoses 3
Chapter 2 Bipolar disorder 205
Chapter 3 Depression and anxiety disorders 255
Chapter 4 Addictions and substance misuse 385
• Part 2 Drug treatment of special patient groups 459
Chapter 5 Children and adolescents 461
Chapter 6 Prescribing in older people 525
Chapter 7 Pregnancy and breastfeeding 599
Chapter 8 Hepatic and renal impairment 635
• Part 3 Prescribing in specialist conditions 661
Chapter 9 Drug treatment of other psychiatric conditions 663
Chapter 10 Drug treatment of psychiatric symptoms occurring in the context of other disorders 679
• Part 4 Other aspects of psychotropic drug use 729
Chapter 11 Pharmacokinetics 731
Chapter 12 Other substances 759
Chapter 13 Psychotropic drugs in special conditions 769
Chapter 14 Miscellany 787
The revised 13th edition of the essential reference for the prescribing of drugs for patients with mental health disorders
The revised and updated 13th edition of The Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines in Psychiatry provides up-to-date information, expert guidance on prescribing practice in mental health, including drug choice, treatment of adverse effects and how to augment or switch medications. The text covers a wide range of topics including pharmacological interventions for schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety, and many other less common conditions. There is advice on prescribing in children and adolescents, in substance misuse and in special patient groups.
This world-renowned guide has been written in concise terms by an expert team of psychiatrists and specialist pharmacists. The Guidelines help with complex prescribing problems and include information on prescribing psychotropic medications outside their licensed indications as well as potential interactions with other medications and substances such as alcohol, tobacco and caffeine. In addition, each of the book’s 165 sections features a full reference list so that evidence on which guidance is based can be readily accessed.
This important text:
• Is the world’s leading clinical resource for evidence-based prescribing in day-to-day clinical practice and for formulating prescribing policy
• Includes referenced information on topics such as transferring from one medication to another, prescribing psychotropic medications during pregnancy or breastfeeding, and treating patients with comorbid physical conditions, including impaired renal or hepatic function.
• Presents guidance on complex clinical problems that may not be encountered routinely
Written for psychiatrists, neuropharmacologists, pharmacists and clinical psychologists as well as nurses and medical trainees, The Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines in Psychiatry are the established reference source for ensuring the safe and effective use of medications for patients presenting with mental health problems.
• David M. Taylor BSc, MSc, PhD, FFRPS, FRPharmS, is Director of Pharmacy and Pathology at the Maudsley Hospital and Professor of Psychopharmacology at King's College, London.
• Thomas R. E. Barnes, MBBS, MD, FRCPsych, DSc, is Emeritus Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Imperial College London and joint-head of the Prescribing Observatory for Mental Health at the Royal College of Psychiatrists' Centre for Quality Improvement.
• Allan H. Young, MB, ChB, MPhil, PhD, FRCPC, FRCPsych, is Chair of Mood Disorders and is Director of the Centre for Affective Disorders in the Department of Psychological Medicine in the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College London, UK.