17th Edition (July 2019)
This is the latest edition of Irene’s book which has been in publication for 40 years and is in use as a reference and study tool for students and clinicians where medications are used in the treatment of psychiatric illnesses. It provides an overview of the Major Medication Groups with chapters on Antipsychotic Agents, Antiparkinsonian Agents, Antidepressants, Mood Stabilizers and Antianxiety Agents and Sedative-Hypnotics. Each chapter discusses the indications for the use of the medications, dosages, interactions and side effects and more. The pharmacology of each medication is outlined as well as their mode of action and their target symptoms.
This book is a required text for programs at such institutions as UNBC, Douglas College, UBC, Camosun College, Stenberg College, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, UVic and the University of Regina in their nursing and related programs. Edited by a distinguished team of Psychiatrists, the publication represents a culmination of years of searches through hundreds of credible research articles or studies and product monographs to provide the user with the most recent information available.
A. Burgmann, BSc, MD, FRCP(C)
R. Magee, MD, FRCP(C)
R. Remick, MD, FRCP(C)