The fully updated 12th edition of an essential reference for anyone responsible for prescribing drugs for patients with mental health disorders. * A well-respected and widely-used source of information on which drugs to prescribe, which side effects to look out for, how best to augment or switch drugs, and more * Provides concise reviews of psychiatric disorders and relevant psychopharmacology, along with general guidance based on the data reviewed and current clinical practice * Includes specific guidance for schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and special populations such as children, the elderly and pregnant women * Each section features a full reference list so the evidence base can be checked quickly and easily This title is also available as a mobile App from MedHand Mobile Libraries. Buy it w from iTunes, Google Play or the MedHand Store.
David Taylor is Chief Pharmacist at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, Professor of Psychopharmacology at King s College London, and Pharmacy Lead for the UK Mental Health Research Network. The lead author of all editions of The Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines, Professor Taylor is the author of several other texts and editor of Therapeutic Advances in Psychopharmacology. Carol Paton is Chief Pharmacist at Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, London: she is also joint Head of the Prescribing Observatory for Mental Health and an Honorary Research Fellow at Imperial College London. Shitij Kapur is Professor of Schizophrenia, Imaging and Therapeutics and the Dean and Head of School at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London.