HANDBOOK OF CLINICAL PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY FOR THERAPISTS, 6th Edition
John D. Preston, Psy.D., John H. O'Neal, M.D., & Mary C. Talaga, R.Ph., Ph.D.
New Harbinger Publications, 2010
EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES The reader will be able to:
• Describe the neurobiology, pharmacology, medications, and pharmacological treatment of the major psychiatric clinical syndromes
• Describe the indications, contraindication, efficacy, side effects, and success indicators for each drug
• Describe new ways to consult with clients and colleagues from an informed perspective
• Describe the drug interaction in which one of the two drugs is preferentially and completely metabolized
• Describe the three major problems preventing the development of the ideal psychiatric drug
• Describe some concerns about medication treatment for children
• Describe what may cause the re-emergence of symptoms in a patient who has responded well to psychotropic medication treatment
John Preston, Psy.D., ABPP, is professor emeritus at Alliant International University in Sacramento, CA, and has served on the faculty of the University of California at Davis School of Medicine.
Mary C. Talaga, R.Ph., Ph.D., is administrative services leader for Kaiser Permanente Pharmacy Operations, Northern California Region. She has been a pharmacist for 27 years with specialization in psychiatric pharmacy.
John H. O'Neal, M.D., is a board-certified psychiatrist at Kaiser Sacramento Medical Center and assistant clinical professor in the department of psychiatry at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine.