Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
352
Utgivningsdatum
2012-07-15
Förlag
Springer Publishing Co Inc
Illustrationer
black & white illustrations
Dimensioner
234 x 152 x 19 mm
Vikt
498 g
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
23:B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Perfect Bound on White w/Gloss Lam
ISBN
9780826108432
Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal (häftad)

Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal

A Guide for Prescribers, Therapists, Patients and their Families

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This is the first book to establish guidelines and to assist prescribers and therapists in withdrawing their patients from psychiatric drugs, including those patients with long-term exposure to antipsychotic drugs, benzodiazepines, stimulants, antidepressants, and mood stabilizers. It describes a method developed by the author throughout years of clinical experience, consultations with experienced colleagues, and scientific research. Based on a person-centered collaborative approach, with patients as partners, this method builds on a cooperative and empathic team effort involving prescribers, therapists, patients, and their families or support network. The author, known for such books as Talking Back to Prozac, Toxic Psychiatry, and Medication Madness, is a lifelong reformer and scientist in mental health whose work has brought about significant change in psychiatric practice. This book provides critical information about when to consider psychiatric drug reduction or withdrawal, and how to accomplish it as safely, expeditiously, and comfortably as possible. It offers the theoretical framework underlying this approach along with extensive scientific information, practical advice, and illustrative case studies that will assist practitioners in multiple ways, including in how to: Recognize common and sometimes overlooked adverse drug effects that may require withdrawal. Treat emergencies during drug therapy and during withdrawal. Determine the first drugs to withdraw during multi-drug therapy. Distinguish between withdrawal reactions, newly occurring emotional problems, and recurrence of premedication issues. Estimate the length of withdrawal.
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  1. A book worth reading
    Liisa, 23 december 2014

    This book has been an interesting read for two reasons, one, it deals with the why we need to be careful of being medicated with drugs that does more harm than good. Two, it provides an alternative view of managing mental health disorders not necessarily totally without drugs but much less of it and of course a view that there are those not needing to be on any medication at all.

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