1. Neurobiology of schizophrenia and mood disorders; 2. Multifunctionality of antipsychotics; 3. Side effects of antipsychotics: metabolic issues and sedation; 4. Individual antipsychotic drugs; 5. Schizophrenia pharmacy and switching strategies.
Concepts are illustrated by full-color images that will be familiar to all readers of Stahl's Essential Psychopharmacology, 3rd Edition and The Prescriber's Guide.
Stephen M. Stahl is Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego. He has conducted numerous research projects awarded by the National Institute of Mental Health, the Veterans Administration and the pharmaceutical industry. Author of more than 350 articles and chapters, Dr Stahl is the author of the bestsellers Stahl's Essential Psychopharmacology and The Prescriber's Guide.
"This book uses a unique combination of visual and didactic approaches to help make complicated psychopharmacology concepts easy to master....It is useful for medical students, residents, physicians, and general psychiatrists. It can even be useful for psychopharmacologists, helping them in their teaching endeavors....Dr. Stahl's innovative educational style is evident, simplifying complicated topics to make them easy to understand for most readers. The book reviews a variety of neurobiological theories regarding depression, mania, and psychosis and is an excellent overview of the many various agents used in these disorders." --Doody's Review Service