Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Psychologists
Praise for Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Psychologists
"Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Psychologists is a remarkably thorough introductory textbook for integrating psychotropic drug prescribing into psychological practices. It covers basic concepts in physiology, neurology, and pharmacology in easily understood language. Not only is this book a requirement for any psychologist seeking to gain prescriptive authority, but it is also helpful for any mental health clinician who collaborates with prescribers of any discipline. I recommend it highly." Daniel Carlat, MD, Editor in Chief of The Carlat Psychiatry Report
"An important resource for any psychologist who is preparing to become a prescribing psychologist or for any psychologist who wants to be informed about the practice of medical psychology." Joseph E. Comaty, PhD, MP, coauthor of A Primer of Drug Action
"Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Psychologists is an excellent treatise written by psychologists for psychologists." From the Foreword by Patrick H. DeLeon, PhD, and Jack G. Wiggins, PhD, former presidents of the American Psychological Association
An essential and practical guide to integrating psychopharmacology into clinical practice
Edited by medical psychologists with contributions by notable experts in their respective specialties, Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Psychologists covers key topics including:
Ethics, standards of care, laws, and regulations relevant to clinical psychopharmacology
Disorders of the nervous system, with particular relevance to psychopharmacology
Use of comprehensive diagnostic strategies to establish differential diagnoses among possible medical and psychological symptoms
Integration of pharmacotherapy with psychotherapy
This essential book also provides an introduction to the qualifying exam for psychologists seeking specialty training in psychopharmacology, the Psychopharmacology Exam for Psychologists (PEP). The PEP-like practice test is available on the companion CD-ROM.
Integrating Care: A Foreword on Changing Times ix
Patrick H. DeLeon Jack G. Wiggins
About the Editors xv
About the Contributors xvii
List of Illustrations xxiii
List of Tables xxv
Chapter 1 Medical Psychology: Definitions, Controversies, and New Directions 1
Bret A. Moore, Mark Muse
Chapter 2 Integrating Clinical Psychopharmacology Within the Practice of Medical Psychology 17
Mark Muse, Bret A. Moore
Chapter 3 Neuroscience 45
Ken Fogel, George M. Kapalka
Chapter 4 Nervous System Pathology 107
Mark Muse, Jonathan M. Borkum, Massi Wyatt
Chapter 5 Physiology and Pathophysiology 193
Lawrence R. Kotkin
Chapter 6 Biopsychosocial and Pharmacological Assessment and Monitoring 241
Robert D. Younger
Chapter 7 Differential Diagnosis in Medical Psychology 283
Kevin M. McGuinness, Michael R. Tilus, Erin M. McGuinness, Mary Y. Sa
Chapter 8 Pharmacology 321
Chapter 9 The Practice of Clinical Psychopharmacology 353
William J. Burns, Lenore Walker, Jose A. Rey
Chapter 10 Research in Clinical Psychopharmacology 431
Robert E. McGrath
Chapter 11 Professional, Legal, Ethical, and Interprofessional Issues in Clinical Psychopharmacology 457
Lisa Cosgrove, Bret A. Moore
About the CD-ROM 499
Mark Muse, EdD, is licensed as a prescribing medical psychologist by the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners and is licensed by the Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists, with competency to consult with patients and providers on psychopharmacotherapy.
Bret A. Moore, PsyD, ABPP, is a conditional prescribing psychologist in New Mexico and board-certified in clinical psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology.
This book is concise, yet almost encyclopedic in scope. The illustrations and tables are precise and are extremely helpful in amplifying the text. In fact, the tables are so valuable that having this book is almost worth it just for the tables. The key terms and questions at the end of each chapter are wonderful learning tools and assist the reader in reviewing and integrating the essential information within each chapter.
While there are concepts within this book with which the advanced practitioner will be familiar, they are essential for novices in the psychopharmacology or those not yet familiar with psychiatric medications. For example, understanding the workings of the cytochrome P450 enzymes system and its effects on medication and medication interactions is essential knowledge for the practitioner. Also, commonly used herbs and supplements, and their effects are also found within this text.
This is the type of book that not only helps one prepare for the Psychopharmacology Examination for Psychologists but also belongs on the bookshelf for all psychologists providing clinical treatment in today’s mental health environment. Once a practitioner undertakes mastering the material in this text, the practitioner can expect to come away with a new and enhanced view of providing psychological mental health services.
From The Tablet (American Society for the Advancement of Pharmacotherapy), Volume 13, Issue 1, March 2012
—From the Foreword by Patrick H. DeLeon, Ph.D., and Jack G. Wiggins, Ph.D., former presidents of the American Psychological Association
"The Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Psychologists is a remarkably thorough introductory textbook for integrating psychotropic drug prescribing into psychological practices. It covers basic concepts in physiology, neurology, and pharmacology in easily understood language. Not only is this book a requirement for any psychologist seeking to gain prescriptive authority, but it is helpful for any mental health clinician who collaborates with prescribers of any discipline--whether psychiatry, primary care medicine, or nurse practitioners. It would also serve as a useful review for psychiatrists who may have forgotten some of the basics of neurophysiology and pharmacology since residency. I recommend it highly."
—Daniel Carlat, M.D., Editor-in-Chief of The Carlat Psychiatry Report
"An important resource for any psychologist who is preparing to become a prescribing psychologist or for any psychologist who wants to be informed about the practice of medical psychology."
—Joseph E. Comaty, Ph.D., M.P., coauthor of A Primer of Drug Action