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Psychopharmacology: Straight Talk on Mental Health Medications, 2nd Edition
Author: Joseph Wegmann, R.Ph., LCSW
Publisher: Premier Publishing Media 2012
Price: $24.95
Details: 204 pages

Type of Book: Paperback
Item: PUB044120

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Now in its second edition, Psychopharmacology: Straight Talk on Mental Health Medications is the definitive guide for healthcare professionals and anyone else seeking straightforward, concise and user-friendly information about mental disorders and the medications used to manage them. Fully revised and updated, this invaluable book has become the go-to favorite of clinicians, clients and family members intent on expanding their knowledge of Psychopharmacology.

Here’s what you’ll find:

  • Detailed descriptions of the disorders for which medications are most often prescribed
  • The very latest trends in psychiatric medication management and case study applications
  • Tips on medicating children, adolescents, older adults and expectant mothers
  • Herbals and alternative remedies: Do they work? Are they safe?
  • Answers to frequently asked questions
  • Resolving dilemmas – medication refusal, non-compliance, generic vs. brand drugs

What others are saying:

“The field of psychopharmacology is rapidly changing. The seemingly endless introduction of new medications and even classes of medications underlines the need for a simple yet comprehensive text on the use of these psychotropic agents. This book will help the health care practitioner understand the pharmacologic basis of these drugs’ actions and allow them to better understand why a drug works in a specific condition.”

Eugene A. Woltering, MD, FACS
The James D. Rives Professor of Surgery and Neurosciences

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
New Orleans, LA

“Psychopharmacology: Straight Talk on Mental Health Medications provides valuable information for nursing assessments and nurse-based patient teaching. The clear and concise method in which the information is delivered makes incorporating the facts into the nursing process an easy task.”

Debra C. Godsey, RN, CLNC
Director of Nursing

“Joseph Wegmann has provided training to our Child Protection staff for several years on adult as well as child/adolescent psychopharmacology. This training has been invaluable in our work with clients, understanding the use of medication in treatment of mental disorders and hopefully improving outcomes for our client population. His book will now provide our staff with a readily available and thorough manual to reference when planning our interventions with the parents and children we serve.”

Robert H. Couvillon, LCSW, BACS
Regional Administrator
Covington Region Office of Community Services

Take a look at the first edition:

Psychopharmacology: Straight Talk on Mental Health Medications
Author: Joseph Wegmann, R.Ph., LCSW
Publisher: PESI  2008
Price: $34.95 $29.95
Details: 162 pp

Type of Book: Paperback
PESI Product Code: SAM040515

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As a healthcare practitioner or human service provider, would you like to:

  • Be better able to converse with clients and their families about the  proper use of psychotropic drugs?
  • Have a clearer understanding of the differences in popular psychotropic drugs and, based on your in-depth knowledge of your client, be able to collaborate with prescribers to make an optimal choice for your client?
  • Be able to successfully advocate on your client’s behalf with his doctor?

Psychopharmacology: Straight Talk on Mental Health Medications is the guide for healthcare professionals who need to understand psychotropic medications to improve client outcomes. This guide is straightforward and user-friendly – written in style that simplifies complex concepts and enables you use your expanded knowledge with skill and confidence. You’ll receive:

• Detailed descriptions of the disorders for which medications are most often prescribed
• The most up-to-date psychotropic medication models
• Case studies from the field you can apply to your own clients
• Tips on medicating special populations: children, older adults and expectant mothers
• A look at alternative medications: Do they work? Are they safe?
• Answers to frequently-asked questions
• A glimpse at the future of psychopharmacology

What others are saying:

” . . . provides invaluable information for nursing assessments and nurse-based patient teaching. The clear and concise method in which information is delivered makes incorporating the facts into the nursing Process an easy task.”

Debra C. Godsey, RN, CLNC
Director of Nursing

“The field of psychopharmacology is rapidly changing. The seemingly endless introduction of new medications and even classes of medications underlines the need for a simple yet comprehensive text on the use of these psychotropic agents. This book will help the healthcare practitioner understand the pharmacologic basis of these drugs’ actions and allow them to better understand why a drug works in a specific condition.”

Eugene A. Woltering MD FACS
The James D. Rives Professor of Surgery and Neurosciences
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

New Orleans LA

“Joe’s book provides our staff with a readily-available and thorough manual to reference when planning our interventions with the parents and children we serve.”

Robert H. Couvillon, LCSW, BACS
Regional Administrator
Office of Community Services
Covington District

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