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Case Studies in Psychopharmacology: The Use of Drugs in by David Taylor, Carol Paton

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By David Taylor, Carol Paton

Case reports in Psychopharmacology is an authoritative textual content written via pharmacists for pharmacists, medical professionals and nurses operating in psychiatry. The individuals, all revered specialists of their box, use case stories drawn from their very own huge services to demonstrate the selections made in treating sufferers struggling with quite a lot of psychiatric problems. those vignettes increase vital questions touching on administration. The bankruptcy authors systematically evaluate all of the to be had proof, proposing moderate administration judgements to lead the daily treatment of the sufferers. the result's a realistic and entire ebook, offering thought of and well-supported recommendation at the use of psychotropics in all of the universal healing components encountered in psychiatric and basic perform.

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Case Studies in Psychopharmacology: The Use of Drugs in Psychiatry

Case reports in Psychopharmacology is an authoritative textual content written through pharmacists for pharmacists, medical professionals and nurses operating in psychiatry. The individuals, all revered specialists of their box, use case reports drawn from their very own vast services to demonstrate the choices made in treating sufferers being affected by quite a lot of psychiatric issues.

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What important factors need to be considered in the treatment of psychosis in people with epilepsy? 4. How could this patient's antiepileptic drug therapy be simplified? Answers 2. Which drug is likely to have caused the 1. What factors contribute to psychosis in The rash is most likely to have been caused by lamotrigine. The temporal association is striking and lamotrigine is well known to cause rash. Rashes associated with lamotrigine are usually described as maculopapular or morbilliform and occur most commonly in the first eight weeks of therapy.

Clozapine is uniquely effective against resistant positive symptoms and is virtually devoid of EPSEs, properties which translate clinically into a very low incidence of secondary negative symptoms. It is not convincingly effective against primary enduring negative symptoms ('deficit state'). 50 Case studies in psychopharmacology: the use of drugs in psychiatry Carpenter WT (1996) The treatment of • There are no robust data to support any antipsychotic having more than a very modest effect in the treatment of primary enduring negative symptoms.

Clozapine has also been associated with hypersensitivity myocarditis and cardiomyopathy (Killian et al, 1999). In common with other Refractory schizophrenia antipsychotic drugs, it may also increase the risk of thromboembolism (Zornberg and Jick, 2000). These effects are rare. See Chapter 4 for a full discussion of the adverse effects of clozapine. 27 References Aponowitz JS, Safferman AZ, Lieberman JA (1995) Management of clozapine-induced enuresis, Am J Psychiatry 152: 472. Atkin F, Kendall F, Gould D et al (1996) Neutropenia and agranulocytosis in patients Key points • Clozapine is the drug of choice for treatment refractory schizophrenia.

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