Clinical Psychopharmacology Made Ridiculously Simple (8th Edition)
Author: John Preston & James Johnson
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Course Created: 2019
Practice Level: Intermediate
John Preston & James Johnson
John Preston, Psy.D is professor emeritus with Alliant International University in Sacramento, CA and formerly with the University of California, Davis School of Medicine and the Professional School of Psychology, San Francisco. He is the author of 21 books covering topics such as: psychopharmacology, neurobiology, psychotherapy, spirituality and emotional healing. His books have been translated into 14 foreign languages. He is the author of Drugs in Psychiatry chapter in the Encyclopedia Americana. Dr. Preston has presented over 500 invited talks during the past 25 years, speaking in the USA, Canada, Europe, Africa and Russia. His strength is presenting complex information in an easy to understand way. He is recipient of the Presidents Award from the Mental Health Association and Distinguished Contributions to Psychology Award from the California Psychological Association. On a personal note, like other fellow human beings I have encountered significant emotional tragedies in my life, and hope that my books can make a difference in the lives of professionals as well as those who also suffer the difficulties of navigating through difficult times and emotional illnesses.
James Johnson, M.D.
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Clinical Psychopharmacology made ridiculously simple provides an overview of clinical psychopharmacology. The course provides information on diagnostics, differential diagnosis, and medication strategies.
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- Describe depression diagnoses and the use of antidepressant medication in treatment.
- Explain the diagnosis of a bipolar disorder and its treatment.
- Differentiate anxiety diagnoses and medication treatments for anxiety disorders.
- Describe the psychotic disorders diagnoses and the side-effects of antipsychotic medications.
- Discuss the usefulness of psychotropic medications in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, aggression, eating disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
- Explain the use of over-the-counter medications and dietary supplements with respect to psychiatric disorders.
- General Principles
- Bipolar Illness
- Anxiety Disorders
- Psychotic Disorders
- Miscellaneous Disorders
- Over-the-Counter Medications and Dietary Supplement
- Non-Response and "Breakthrough Symptoms" Algorithms
- Case Examples
- Appendix A: History and Personal Data Questionnaire
- Appendix B: Special Cautions When Taking MAO Inhibitors
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