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Psychopharmacology: A Concise Overview, 3rd Edition is an evidence-based overview of the major classes of psychiatric medications and their use in clinical practice. Clinical considerations as to when, why, and how to use each individual medication are discussed in depth, as are relevant clinical controversies and treatment caveats. Each chapter also features an updated table of individual medications and their generic and brand names, dosing information, pertinent clinical comments, black box warnings, and Food and Drug Administration indications. This overview will equip readers with an essential framework of the concepts of psychopharmacology in an accessible length and style ideal for use as either a primer or refresher text. Medical students, residents, practicing physicians, nurse practitioners and other prescribers, as well as non-prescribing mental health clinicians who need to have a functional familiarity with available pharmacotherapies, will benefit from reading this concise book.
About the Author
Arash Ansari, MD is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Over the past 20 years, he has taught psychopharmacology to Harvard Medical School students and psychiatric residents. Dr. Ansari practiced inpatient and outpatient psychiatry at the Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital, where he received the 2008 Arthur R. Kravitz, M.D. Award for Excellence in Psychiatric Teaching and Education. He has subsequently practiced psychiatry in private practice and at the Harvard University Health Services in Cambridge, MA. David N. Osser, MD, is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and attending psychiatrist at the VA Boston Healthcare System, Brockton Division, where he organizes the psychopharmacology curriculum for residents at the Harvard South Shore Psychiatry Residency Training Program. He is general editor of the website www.psychopharm.mobi http: //www.psychopharm.mobi/. Dr. Osser was the recipient of the 2012 Mentorship Award from the American Psychiatric Association "in recognition of substantial and formative contributions to the mentoring of students and residents throughout a distinguished career in psychiatric research" and the 2015 Stuart T. Hauser Mentorship Award in Psychiatry from the Harvard Medical School Psychiatry Executive Committee. Dr. Ansari and Dr. Osser do not have any affiliations with the pharmaceutical industry.