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A Guide to the Extrapyramidal Side-Effects of Antipsychotic Drugs

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  • Date Published: June 2014
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107022867

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  • It is often implied that antipsychotic-induced extrapyramidal side-effects are irrelevant to modern psychiatric therapeutics, rendered historic by newer, better treatments. This myth arises from limited awareness of the depth and breadth of neurological disruption antipsychotics can mediate. This volume discusses the extensive clinical boundaries of acute dystonias, drug-induced parkinsonism, akathisia and tardive dyskinesia, providing demographic and epidemiological context while illustrating how prescribing choices impact powerfully on their development. This new edition has been thoroughly updated and rewritten to include recent data, expanded references and a new chapter on the concept of 'atypical' antipsychotics. Written in a light, engaging style, liberally illustrated with clinical examples, it also invites readers to consider ongoing controversies - subjective drug effects, the relationship between 'akathisia' and restless legs, the status of the concept of 'atypicality', and so on. Informative reading for trainees as well as established practitioners in the fields of psychiatry, neurology, primary care and geriatrics.

    • New edition has been rewritten and updated throughout to reflect new demographic and epidemiological information
    • Covers special populations such as children and the elderly, giving a comprehensive overview of the range of effects these drugs might have
    • Raises controversial issues to stimulate readers to think about these topics given the evidence presented
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    "This is an outstanding update of a very instructive book and should be mandatory reading for all trainees in psychiatry residency training programs - as well as their program directors … This book is like finding an oasis in a vast desert."
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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: June 2014
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107022867
    • length: 383 pages
    • dimensions: 252 x 193 x 22 mm
    • weight: 1kg
    • contains: 70 b/w illus. 72 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Part I. Setting the Scene:
    1. The origins of psychopharma
    2. Some preliminaries
    Part II. The Syndromes:
    3. Acute dystonias
    4. Parkinsonism
    5. Akathisia
    6. Tardive dyskinesia
    Part III. Particular Issues:
    7. Tardive and chronic dystonia
    8. Special populations
    Part IV. Assessment:
    9. The clinical examination
    10. An overview of some standardised recording instruments
    Part V. Matters Arising:
    11. Involuntary movements and schizophrenia: a limitation to the concept of tardive dyskinesia?
    12. And finally … the salutary tale of 'atypicality'
    References
    Index.

  • Author

    D. G. Cunningham Owens, University of Edinburgh
    D. G. Cunningham Owens is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, University of Edinburgh, and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Edinburgh, UK.

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