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Polypharmacy in Psychiatry Practice, Volume I

Multiple Medication Use Strategies

  • This is the first comprehensive volume regarding the multiple medication use in psychiatry

  • Preclinical and clinical investigation of the multiple medication use in psychiatry

  • Evidence-based monitoring important research developments in this field

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Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii
  2. Polypharmacy Treatment Strategies

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Receptor Binding Targets for Antipsychotic Efficacy

      • Maureen M. Grainger, Rebecca Ahlbrand, Paul S. Horn, Neil M. Richtand
      Pages 25-43
    3. Drug Interactions and Polypharmacy

      • Jessica L. Gören, Ashley Tewksbury
      Pages 45-74
  3. Augmentation Strategies

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 135-135
    2. Antipsychotic Treatment Within a Naturalistic Trial—How Are We Treating Schizophrenia Patients in the “Real-World”?

      • Rebecca Schennach, Michael Obermeier, Florian Seemüller, Daniela Krause, Richard Musil, Ilja Spellmann et al.
      Pages 137-156
    3. Antidepressants in Schizophrenia: A Place for Them?

      • Viacheslav Terevnikov, Grigori Joffe
      Pages 211-231
  4. Back Matter

    Pages 255-287

About this book

Despite the large number of psychotropic medications currently available, effective management of mental disorders continues to be a challenging task. Although monotherapy may be desirable, most patients require combinations of two or more psychotropic drugs. Polypharmacy aims to address different aspects of treatment resistance, especially insufficient response of positive and negative symptoms, cognitive disturbances, affective comorbidity, obsessive-compulsive syndromes and side-effects of antipsychotic agents. At the same time, evidence based guidelines in support of polypharmacy, and augmentative strategies are scant.

This two-volume collection is the first comprehensive, clinically oriented, reference text on polypharmacy (co-administration of more than one medication) or the use of multiple preparations to treat psychotic, cognitive, mood and anxiety disorders. This collection is divided into four parts.

Volume I contains two parts including chapters that serve as an introduction and overview of conceptual issues. Key topics include: rational polypharmacy, receptor binding targets, drug interactions, preclinical and clinical investigations in this field, dosing regimens, multiple medication use in forensic psychiatry, a naturalistic trial, adjunctive strategies, and multiple medication use for the treatment of somatic symptom disorders.

Volume II contains two parts that focus on antipsychotic polypharmacy for schizophrenia, and clinical practice in the USA, Czech Republic, Ukraine, and Italy, polypharmacy and associated phenomena, clozapine combinations and the metabolic syndrome. The authors discuss combination therapy for bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, obsessive-compulsive syndromes in schizophrenia, and potentially inappropriate medication use among elderly patients with dementia.

Finally, each volume includes Appendix contains ‘Annotated bibliography on polypharmacy’ and ‘List of Psychotropic Medications’.

Keywords

  • Augmentative strategies
  • Mental disorders
  • Polypharmacy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Treatment

Reviews

From the reviews:

“This is part of a two-volume set that is the first comprehensive, clinically oriented reference that looks at the evidence regarding the use of multiple medications in the treatment of a variety of mental illnesses. … should be read by anyone involved in the pharmacological management of psychiatric illnesses.” (Michael Easton, Doody’s Book Reviews, July, 2013)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Sha'ar Menashe Mental Health Center, Hadera, Israel

    Michael S. Ritsner

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Polypharmacy in Psychiatry Practice, Volume I

  • Book Subtitle: Multiple Medication Use Strategies

  • Editors: Michael S. Ritsner

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-5805-6

  • Publisher: Springer Dordrecht

  • eBook Packages: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-94-007-5804-9

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-94-017-8512-9

  • eBook ISBN: 978-94-007-5805-6

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVII, 287

  • Number of Illustrations: 3 b/w illustrations, 28 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Biomedical Research, Psychiatry, Pharmacy, Clinical Psychology, Medical Education

Buying options

eBook USD 169.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-94-007-5805-6
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)