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Basic Psychopharmacology for Counselors and Psychotherapists

Basic Psychopharmacology for Counselors and Psychotherapists - 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0205440054

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Basic Psychopharmacology for Counselors and Psychotherapists - 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0205440054

Richard S. Sinacola and Timothy S. Peters-Strickland

ISBN13: 978-0205440054
ISBN10: 0205440053
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 05
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

Published: 2005
International: No
Summary

Comprehensive, practical and concise, this text provides a thorough and up-to-date presentation of psychopharmacology in language that students and professors will embrace.

This text is a practical, easy to read depiction of the world of psychopharmacology written for non-medical helping professionals. Filled with ample explanations and examples, it utilizes a familiar writing style that is non-threatening and easily understood by students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. It covers ALL topics encountered by therapists in the field.

Table of Contents

1. Why Study Psychopharmacology: Why the Non-Medical Therapist Needs to Read This Book!
2. Basic Biology.

Neuronal Activity and Neurotransmission.

3. Psychopharmacology and Pharmacokinetics.

Routes of Administration.
Absorption and Distribution.
Other Principles.
Prescription and Pharmacy Terms.

4. History Taking and Assessment Techniques.

History Format.
Mental Status Information.
Various Patient Questionnaires and Assessment Instruments.
Structuring the Initial Interview.

5. The Treatment of Unipolar Depression.

The Causes of Biological Depression.
Counseling and Psychotherapy.
The Medications Available for Depression.
Herbal and Holistic Substances.
Light Therapy for SAD.
The Importance of Exercise.
Electroconvulsive Therapy or ECT.
Treatment Resistance and Other Issues.

6. The Treatment of Bipolar Illness.

The Causes of Bipolar Disorder .
Counseling and Psychotherapy.
The Medications Available for Bipolar Disorder.
Electroconvulsive Therapy or ECT.
Treatment Resistance and Other Issues.

7. The Treatment of Anxiety Disorders.

Panic Disorder with or without Agoraphobia.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
Social Anxiety Disorder.
Adjustment Disorders and Other Phobic Concerns.
Treatment Reminders.

8. The Treatment of Psychotic Disorders.

The Causes of Psychotic Disorders.
The Medications Available for Psychosis.
Treatment Protocol.
Other Significant Issues to Consider.

9. ADHD and Disorders of Attention.

Etiology of ADHD.
Diagnostic Assessment of Attention Disorders.
Psychological and Pharmacological Treatment.

10. The Treatment of Cognitive Disorders.

The Medications Available for Cognitive Disorders.
Other Approaches to Cognitive Enhancement.
Other Significant Issues to Consider.

11. The Treatment of Sleep Disorders.

Treating Sleep Disorders.
Pharmacology for Sleep.

12. The Treatment of Personality Disorders.

The Medications Available for Personality Disorders.
Other Concepts to Consider.

13. Chemical Dependency and Co-Occurring Conditions.

The Dopamine Hypothesis.
Treatment Issues.
Psychopharmacology for Dually-Diagnosed Patients.
Summary and Treatment Reminders.

14. The Treatment of Comorbidity and Other Disorders.

Comorbidity.
Chronic Pain.
Eating Disorders.

15. Case Vignettes -- Children.

Napoleon B.
Christine C.
Marky M.

16. Case Vignettes -- Adolescents.

Johnny Q.
Jenn-Air.
Violet Wallflower.

17. Case Vignettes - Early Adulthood.

Stone D.
Ava V.
Candy E.

18. Case Vignettes - Middle Adulthood.

Chester.
Sad Sally.
Tony the Tiger.

19. Case Vignettes - Older Adulthood.

Rose Peddles.
Anthony S.
Margarita U.
Appendixes.
Name/Subject Index.
Bibliography.

List of Tables.

3-1. Latin Abbreviations.
5-1. Tricyclic Antidepressants.
5-2. Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors.
5-3. Heterocyclic Antidepressants.
5-4. Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors.
6-1. Mood Stabilizers.
7-1. Various Medications used in anxiety disorders.
8-1. Atypical Antipsychotic Medications.
8-2. Typical Antipsychotic Medications.
8-3. Antiparkinsonian and Anticholinergic Medications.
9-1. Psychostimulant Medications.
9-2. Typical Antidepressants and alpha-adrenergic agonists used in the treatment of ADHD
10-1. Medications for Cognitive Disorders.
11-1. Medications used in treating sleep disturbances.

List of Figures.

Figure 1. The components of a neuron.
Figure 2. Electrical and chemical communication between cells.
Figure 3. The four stages of exocytosis.
Figure 4. The process of reuptake.
Figure 5. Receptor sites.
Figure 6. Ion channel activation.
Figure 7. The synthesis of catecholamines.
Figure 8. The synthesis of endogamies.
Figure 9. The dose response curve.
Figure 10. Three phases of the chloride ion channel.

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