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Psychiatric Medications
A Guide for Mental Health Professionals


Volume: 61

May 1990 | 144 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
There is increasing evidence that mental health problems are influenced by biochemical factors and that suffering from these problems can be relieved through medication - which, when paired with psychotherapy, is a vital resource that facilitates the client's ability to change. This guide provides practical information about the use of medication for mental health problems: which drugs to use when, brand and generic names, how the medication works, common dosages and side effects.

Rebecca Jankovich
Introduction
 
SECTION ONE
INCLUDING MEDICATIONS IN THERAPEUTIC STRATEGIES  
 
Promoting Rational Medication Use
 
Utilizing Medications by Referral
 
SECTION TWO
MEDICATION INDICATIONS AND EFFECTS  
 
Medicating Depression
 
Antidepressants
 
Medicating Anxiety Disorders
 
Antianxiety Agents
 
Medicating Schizophrenia
 
Antipsychotics
 
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Antiobsessive Agents
 
Bipolar Affective Disorder and Bipolar Mood Regulators
 
Age-Related Medication Considerations
 
SECTION THREE
MEDICATIONS FOR DRUG ADDICTION  
 
Physiological Grip of Drug Addiction
 
Medications for Cocaine, Stimulant Addiction
 
Medications for Heroin, Narcotic Addiction
 
Medications for Alcoholism

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