Part I OVERVIEW.
1 The History of Psychopharmacology.
2 The Science of Psychopharmacology.
3 The Pharmaceutical Industry.
Part II DRUGS IN PRACTICE.
4 Antipsychotics: For Better or For Worse.
5 Mood Stabilizers and Mood Instability.
7 Prescribing for Children and Adolescents.
Part III PERSPECTIVES.
9 Alternatives to Drugs.
10 Medicalizing Distress.
11 The Future of Psychopharmacology.
“The Use and Misuse of Psychiatric Drugs deserves a place in every health sciences library.” (Metapsychology Online Reviews, 8 January 2013)
""In the book’s foreword, Tyrer describes this book as a ‘‘well balanced sober account of a serious issue that affects almost all of us in one way or another’’ and I would agree with that. The book is well written, easy to read, and makes good bedtime reading despite the serious nature of its topic. Epidemiologists will find it useful as background to the use of these medications, even if observational studies were neglected. ... Paris is not afraid to tackle controversial topics and make forcefulstatements about issues where improvement is needed. I highly recommend this book to anyone who would like to know more about this topic."" (Annals of Epidemiology, 2012)