Master the basics of psychopharmacology with PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY FOR HELPING PROFESSIONALS! Concise yet comprehensive, this counseling text covers the basic principles of psychopharmacology, commonly prescribed psychotropic drugs for adults, and psychotropic medications prescribed to children. Through the use of numerous case examples, study questions, bolded key terms, and glossary, understanding and applying the material has never been easier. Practical information about how to talk with clients about medication and compliance as well as hands-on information about how to approach collaboration with prescribing professionals prepares you to apply what you have learned to practice.
MD or non-MD, this is a keeper. Most psychopharm books (a number of which are gathering dust on my shelf) adopt either a strictly-allopathic medical approach or a strident anti-medication stance. This book manages to avoid BOTH "political correctness" and histrionics. It's an honest-but-no-axe-to-grind look at ALL aspects of psychopharmacological treatment as it relates to counseling. Moreover, it's short, readable and even entertaining in places. I found some of the biochemis..