Chemotherapy in Psychiatry

Pharmacologic Basis of Treatments for Major Mental Illness

  • Ross J. Baldessarini

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
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  3. Ross J. Baldessarini
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  4. Ross J. Baldessarini
    Pages 89-154
  5. Ross J. Baldessarini
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  6. Ross J. Baldessarini
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 265-272

About this book


Extensively updated since its second edition in 1985, Chemotherapy in Psychiatry, Third Edition, again addresses basic aspects of modern psychopharmacology and clinical applications of drugs used in the treatment of major psychiatric disorders, with major emphasis on psychotic, bipolar, and depressive disorders. The presentation covers descriptions of the main classes of psychotropic drugs, selected information concerning their known action mechanisms and metabolic disposition, and their clinical applications for acute illnesses and to prevent recurrences and long-term morbidity. Also covered are limitations and adverse effects of each type of agent, with emphasis on the fact that all psychotropic medicines have adverse effects that range from annoying to potentially lethal. Chemotherapy in Psychiatry, Third Edition, outlines the need to balance benefits and risks at the level of individual persons. Authoritative, and an important contribution to the literature, Chemotherapy in Psychiatry, Third Edition is an invaluable resource for physicians, scientists, trainees, and policymakers.


Anti-Anxiety Antidepressant Antimanic Antipsychotropic Anxiety Disorders Mood-stabilizing OCD Panic disorder Psychiatric Psychiatric therapeutics Psychopharmacology Psychotropic Separation Anxiety Disorders Social and specific phobias

Authors and affiliations

  • Ross J. Baldessarini
    • 1
  1. 1.Harvard Medical SchoolMcLean Hospital Psychopharmacology ProgramBelmontUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-7926-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-3710-9
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