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

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October 12, 2021
ISBN 9781462547678
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308 Pages
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October 5, 2021
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308 Pages
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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 principles.