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Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Psychologists

  • ID: 2215120
  • Book
  • May 2012
  • 528 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Praise for Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Psychologists

"Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Psychologists is a remarkably thorough introductory textbook for integrating psychotropic drug prescribing into psychological practices. It covers basic concepts in physiology, neurology, and pharmacology in easily understood language. Not only is this book a requirement for any psychologist seeking to gain prescriptive authority, but it is also helpful for any mental health clinician who collaborates with prescribers of any discipline. I recommend it highly." Daniel Carlat, MD, Editor in Chief of The Carlat Psychiatry Report

"An important resource for any psychologist who is preparing to become a prescribing psychologist or for any psychologist who wants to be informed about the practice of medical psychology." Joseph E. Comaty, PhD, MP, coauthor of A Primer of Drug Action

"Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Psychologists is an excellent treatise written by psychologists for psychologists." From the Foreword by Patrick H. DeLeon, PhD, and Jack G. Wiggins, PhD, former presidents of the American Psychological Association

An essential and practical guide to integrating psychopharmacology into clinical practice

Edited by medical psychologists with contributions by notable experts in their respective specialties, Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Psychologists covers key topics including:

  • Ethics, standards of care, laws, and regulations relevant to clinical psychopharmacology

  • Disorders of the nervous system, with particular relevance to psychopharmacology

  • Use of comprehensive diagnostic strategies to establish differential diagnoses among possible medical and psychological symptoms

  • Integration of pharmacotherapy with psychotherapy

This essential book also provides an introduction to the qualifying exam for psychologists seeking specialty training in psychopharmacology, the Psychopharmacology Exam for Psychologists (PEP). The PEP–like practice test is available on the companion CD–ROM.

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Integrating Care: A Foreword on Changing Times ix
Patrick H. DeLeon  Jack G. Wiggins

About the Editors xv

About the Contributors xvii

List of Illustrations xxiii

List of Tables xxv

Chapter 1 Medical Psychology: Definitions, Controversies, and New Directions 1
Bret A. Moore,  Mark Muse

Chapter 2 Integrating Clinical Psychopharmacology Within the Practice of Medical Psychology 17
Mark Muse,  Bret A. Moore

Chapter 3 Neuroscience 45
Ken Fogel, George M. Kapalka

Chapter 4 Nervous System Pathology 107
Mark Muse, Jonathan M. Borkum, Massi Wyatt

Chapter 5 Physiology and Pathophysiology 193
Lawrence R. Kotkin

Chapter 6 Biopsychosocial and Pharmacological Assessment and Monitoring 241
Robert D. Younger

Chapter 7 Differential Diagnosis in Medical Psychology 283
Kevin M. McGuinness, Michael R. Tilus, Erin M. McGuinness, Mary Y. Sa

Chapter 8 Pharmacology 321
Randall Tackett

Chapter 9 The Practice of Clinical Psychopharmacology 353
William J. Burns, Lenore Walker, Jose A. Rey

Chapter 10 Research in Clinical Psychopharmacology 431
Robert E. McGrath

Chapter 11 Professional, Legal, Ethical, and Interprofessional Issues in Clinical Psychopharmacology 457
Lisa Cosgrove,  Bret A. Moore

Epigraph 483

Index 485

About the CD–ROM 499

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Mark Muse
Bret A. Moore
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