Clinical Psychopharmacology Made Ridiculously Simple

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Dr. Preston and Dr. Johnson have written a clear and engaging primer for mental health professionals. Perhaps a more apt title for this book might be “Psychopharmacology Made Understandable for Clinicians” because it doesn’t spoon-feed or overly simplify this important subject. It’s actually surprisingly comprehensive and detailed for such a compact and accessible book. After covering treatment approaches for the most common mental disorders, the book provides case examples and appendices.

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For many years a debate raged in psychiatry with regard to the etiology and treatment of major mental disorders. Two opposing camps emerged: biological psychiatry, whose devotees held that psychiatric disorders had an organic basis; and psychologically oriented psychiatry, probably best represented by the psycho-dynamic movement, whose converts focused on the role of current emotional stressors, early childhood traumas, interpersonal problems, and intrapsychic conflict as causal agents in the development of psychiatric symptomatology. Although these polar views still exist, in recent years there has been an emerging view that emcompasses both psychological and physiological factors in the etiology and treatment of many psychiatric disorders. In many, if not most, mental disorders it is helpful to think of a continuum of spectrum. Almost all mental disorders usually represent heterogeneous syndromes.

When one talks about depression, for instance, it is important to realize that depression can present in a number of different ways and may have diverse etiologies. In some instances the cause may be purely psychological, e.g., a reaction to losing a job, death of a loved one, a significant rejection, etc. Likewise, symptoms may be largely psychological, e.g., feelings of low self-esteem and sadness. In other cases the picture is one of a pure biological disorder which as little or no connection to environmental precipitants, but rather involves an endogenous neurochemical malfunction. In addition to psychological symptoms, the resulting symptoms may include a host of somatic symptoms, such as sleep disturbance and weight loss. Clearly, in some individuals there is an interplay of environmental/psychological factors and biochemical dysfunctions. The question “Is this a psychological or biological problem?” is overly simplistic. Rather, one must ask, “To what extent is this disorder due to psychological factors and to what extent is it due to a biochemical disturbance?” The answer to this question is extremely important in guiding treatment decisions. Most purely psychological problems are not helped by medication treatment. On the other hand, most biologically based psychiatric disorder4s require medication treatment.

In this book we hope to provide key diagnostic guidelines to help the clinician pinpoint the diagnosis and develop a realistic treatment plan.

 

4 CEs-Book based

 

801304-Course taken online (book not included)

 
 

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