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Polypharmacy in Psychiatry Practice, Volume I


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About the EditorPreface ContributorsPart I. Polypharmacy treatment strategies 1. Multiple medication use in psychiatry: How Rational Can It Be? Ahsan Khan and Sheldon Preskorn2. Receptor binding targets for antipsychotic efficacy; Maureen M. Grainger, Rebecca Ahlbrand, Paul S. Horn, Neil M. Richtand3. Drug interactions and polypharmacy; Jessica L. Goeren, and Ashley Tewksbury4. Preclinical and clinical investigation of antipsychotic polypharmacy: What is the evidence? Dimitrios Kontis, Eirini Theochari5. Should high dose or very long-term antipsychotic monotherapy be considered before antipsychotic polypharmacy? Stephen M. Stahl and Debbi A. Morrissette6. Multiple Medication Use of Neuropsychiatry in Forensic Psychiatry: Findings from the Central State Forensic Psychiatric Hospital of Saxony-Anhalt; Joachim G. WitzelPart II. Augmentation strategies7. Antipsychotic treatment within a naturalistic trial - how are we treating schizophrenia patients in the "real-world"? Rebecca Schennach, Michael Obermeier, Florian Seemuller, Daniela Krause, Richard Musil, Ilja Spellmann, Hans-Jurgen Moeller, Michael Riedel 8. A multi-target drug treatment in schizophrenia using adjunctive agents with non-D2 mechanisms of action; Michael S Ritsner9. Antidepressants in schizophrenia - a place for them? Viacheslav Terevnikov and Grigori Joffe10. Stressful life events and anticonvulsant medication in psychiatric patients; Petr Bob11. Multiple medication use in somatic symptom disorders: from augmentation to diminution strategies; Adrian P. MundtAppendix; Rena KursAnnotated bibliography on polypharmacyList of Psychotropic Medications Contents to Volume II Contributors to Volume IIIndex


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"This is part of a two-volume set that is the first comprehensive, clinically oriented reference that looks at the evidence regarding the use of multiple medications in the treatment of a variety of mental illnesses. ... should be read by anyone involved in the pharmacological management of psychiatric illnesses." (Michael Easton, Doody's Book Reviews, July, 2013)

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