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Antipsychotics and their Side Effects

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  • Date Published: December 2010
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521132084

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  • With the remarkable expansion in the use of antipsychotics, concerns about their immediate, intermediate, and long-term adverse effects have intensified. Despite this, studies consistently show that monitoring of patients taking antipsychotics can be inadequate, haphazard, or worse. This book provides a comprehensive review of the adverse effects of this pharmacologically complex therapeutic class, covering all commonly used conventional and atypical agents. In the first section, each chapter provides background information about an adverse effect, reviews the evidence linking the effect to various antipsychotics, and provides specific detection and monitoring recommendations. The second section provides unique monitoring guides for each antipsychotic. The third section provides the clinician with a program to monitor patients over the long-term. By supporting rational treatment decisions and systematic adverse effect monitoring, Antipsychotics and Their Side Effects provides the clinician with the necessary information and tools for optimizing the safe and effective long-term use of antipsychotic drugs.

    • Provides detailed reviews on antipsychotic adverse effects, supporting rational drug therapy selections for individual patients
    • Provides evidence-informed, practical suggestions on how to monitor for and detect specific side effects, improving the consistency and quality of patient care
    • Provides a complete one-stop reference on the adverse effects of this family of drugs
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'My students, in particular, enjoyed some of the background history to antipsychotic therapies. I really like the comparison tables with respect to the different agents - particularly some of the less commonly focused on side effects (e.g. ocular, derm). I have been trying to develop a comprehensive metabolic monitoring form for our patients and am very impressed with the one included in the book.' Melanie McLeod, Clinical Pharmacist, Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region

    'The first section of the book is valuable as a reference for those familiar with the practice of psychiatry, or as an introduction for trainees who are becoming familiar with these compounds. Overall, the practical nature of this book makes it an excellent addition to the libraries of learners and practitioners alike.' N. D. Mitchell and S. M. Dursun, University of Alberta

    'I know of no other book that covers the topic so completely, lucidly, and succinctly. It is an exceptionally praiseworthy piece of work that should be on the short list of 'must have' books for every physician, nurse, and pharmacist who deals with antipsychotic medications. I will add it to my own personal library with pleasure.' Eliot Lawrence Gardner, Chief, Neuropsychopharmacology Section, National Institute on Drug Abuse, Johns Hopkins University

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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521132084
    • length: 228 pages
    • dimensions: 257 x 173 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.64kg
    • contains: 3 b/w illus. 102 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Purpose, development, and limitations of Antipsychotics and their Side Effects
    Guide to using Antipsychotics and their Side Effects
    About the authors
    About the cover
    Part I. Antipsychotic Side Effects and Monitoring Implications:
    1. Introduction
    2. Agranulocytosis and other blood dyscrasias
    3. Anticholinergic effects
    4. Diabetes
    5. Dyslipidemia
    6. Extrapyramidal symptoms
    7. Hepatic effects
    8. Neuroleptic malignant syndrome
    9. Obesity and weight gain
    10. Ocular effects
    11. Prolactin effects
    12. QT prolongation, arrhythmias, and sudden cardiac death
    13. Sedation and sleep disturbances
    14. Seizures
    15. Sexual dysfunction
    16. Sialorrhea
    17. Skin effects and hypersensitivity reactions
    18. Tardive dyskinesia
    19. Urinary incontinence
    20. Venous thromboembolism
    21. Vital signs
    Part II. Summary Monitoring Recommendations for Individual Antipsychotics:
    22. Aripiprazole
    23. Chlorpromazine
    24. Clozapine
    25. Flupenthixol
    26. Fluphenazine
    27. Haloperidol
    28. Loxapine
    29. Methotrimeprazine
    30. Molindone
    31. Olanzapine
    32. Paliperidone
    33. Pericyazine
    34. Perphenazine
    35. Pimozide
    36. Pipotiazine palmitate
    37. Quetiapine
    38. Risperidone
    39. Thioridazine
    40. Thiothixene
    41. Trifluoperazine
    42. Ziprasidone
    43. Zuclopenthixol
    Part III. General Monitoring Form for Patients Taking Antipsychotics

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    David M. Gardner, Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia
    David M. Gardner is Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

    Michael D. Teehan, Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia
    Michael D. Teehan is Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.


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