The monographs in this handbook contain multiple fields of information, including adult and pediatric dosing guidelines, FDA-approved and unlabeled uses, medication safety issues, and the following psychiatry-specific fields:
Mental Health Comment
Effect on Mental Status
Effect of Psychiatric Treatment
Medications are alphabetically organized by brand and generic name and cross-referenced by page number. Dictionary-like page headings help to expedite a drug search, making this a very user-friendly manual.
The Special Topics/Issues section includes the DSM-IV, general patient assessment guidelines, and rating scales used in patient evaluations. The Appendix includes comparative drug charts, tables, and specific therapy guidelines and recommendations for use in mental health disorders.
34 New Drug Monographs
New Appendix Therapy Guidelines:
CMS: Long-Term Care Facility Thresholds
Additional Appendix Updates:
Stimulant Agents Used for ADHD
Drugs of Abuse
Liquid Compatibility of Antidepressants, Antipsychotics, and Mood Stabilizers
Special Topics Update: