The second book in the Evidence-Based Guides series, The Evidence-Based Guide to Antidepressant Medications, provides a clear reference to the current knowledge and evidence base for the use of antidepressants among a variety of patients across a wide range of disorders. Chapters within this guide are authored by experts in their respective areas of practice, and synthesize a large amount of medical literature into a comprehensive, yet understandable, concise, reader-friendly guide. Topics covered in chapters within this text include,
¡ The use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, MAOIs, and tricyclic antidepressants.
¡ Acute management of anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and specific phobias through antidepressant use.
¡ Use of antidepressant medication in medically ill patients. Developmental considerations necessary to keep in mind when prescribing antidepressants to children and adolescents.
¡Medication management in geriatric patients, including antidepressant use among depressed elderly patients with dementia, stroke, or Parkinsonfs disease.
¡Risks and benefits of prescribing antidepressants during pregnancy and lactation.
A must-have reference for psychiatrists and other practicing clinicians, trainees, psychiatric nurses, social workers and researchers.
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