The Therapist's Guide to Psychopharmacology

Third Edition
Working with Patients, Families, and Physicians to Optimize Care

JoEllen Patterson, James L. Griffith, and Todd M. Edwards

HardcoverPaperbacke-bookprint + e-book
Hardcover
September 8, 2021
ISBN 9781462547678
Price: $85.00 $63.75
308 Pages
Size: 6" x 9"
pre-order
Paperback
September 8, 2021
ISBN 9781462547661
Price: $35.00 $26.25
308 Pages
Size: 6" x 9"
pre-order
e-book
September 8, 2021
PDF ?
Price: $35.00 $26.25
308 Pages
pre-order
print + e-book
Paperback + e-Book (PDF) ?
Price: $70.00 $38.50
308 Pages
pre-order
Professors: Free copies available for adoption consideration

The new edition will be published September 8, 2021. If you need this title before then, please see the previous edition.
Professors: Do you need to make an adoption decision or update your syllabus for the next term? Request a set of page proofs now for immediate review.
Now in a revised and updated third edition, this noted practitioner guide and text incorporates the latest knowledge about psychopharmacology and collaborative care. Therapists and counselors learn when and how to make medication referrals and how to address patients' questions about drug benefits, side effects, safety, and more. Organized around frequently encountered mental health disorders, the book explains how medications work (including what they can and cannot accomplish). Strategies for collaborating successfully with patients, their family members, and prescribers are discussed in detail. Written for optimal practical utility, the text features case examples, sample referral letters, checklists, and a glossary.

New to This Edition
  • Chapter on the therapeutic relationship.
  • New separate chapter on bipolar disorder.
  • Expanded discussions of distinguishing psychiatric illness from normal distress, optimizing collaboration with psychiatrists, how medications work in the brain, treatment of chronic pain, and more.
  • Additional case vignettes and psychopharmacology "rules of thumb."