Principles and Practice of Neuropsychopharmacology

Principles and Practice of Neuropsychopharmacology

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Principles and Practice of Neuropsychopharmacology: A Clinical Reference for Residents, Physicians,and Biomedical Scientists is a concise yet comprehensive book that discusses the drugs used in the treatment of neurological and psychiatric diseases from the perspective of practicing clinicians. There is a considerable overlap between these two specialties as neurologists often use the medicines used by psychiatrists and vice versa. This book addresses the merger of topics of mutual interest for them in a single volume of contemporary pharmacology. It provides detailed coverage of pharmacotherapy of neurological and psychiatric disorders in general practice. The content has been made more accessible with the judicious use of tables and figures, case examples, and details of neurochemical alterations. The book is useful for both beginners and advanced readers as it details clinical practices followed in dealing with psychiatric patients in developing nations like India to enhance practice-oriented learning and provides evidence-based guidelines from world’s leading medical bodies.

Salient Features

  • Lucid description of pharmacokinetic principles and pharmacodynamics of neuropharmacological agents
  • Thoroughly covers currently used medications in treating a spectrum of diseases of the brain and nervous system
  • Separate chapters dedicated for drugs used for treating depression, mania, anxiety, and insomnia