The best pocket reference book for important psychiatric medication information you'll ever own. ***Over 180 colorful pages with over 1300 references*** An indispensable resource for medical, nursing, pharmacy, and other healthcare students alike. This 2020 version has been augmented and expanded with the newest medications and supplemental information needed to comprehend the subject of PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY. This handbook begins with a brief introduction of psychiatric foundational information, unique terminology and psychiatric legal parameters. It further explores medication doses, black box warnings, side effects, drug interactions, and most importantly, monitoring parameters, using easy to understand tables and graphics. It functions as a substantive educational extension for healthcare professionals and students who have involvement with psychiatric patients and their medications. It serves to give the clinician a foothold in an environment that differs from other experiences in medicine. Manifested within are overviews of psychiatric disease states, herbal and prescription medications, history, and potential future pipeline medications in development. Also included is a simple guide to make pharmaceutical assessments and interventions on patients' existing drug therapy. A variety of mental illnesses and their treatments are outlined, and include Anxiety, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, other Child & Adolescent topics, Bipolar Disorder, Major Depression, Geropsychiatry (Alzheimer's & Parkinson's Diseases), Pregnancy and Lactation, Schizophrenia, Seizure Disorders, Pharmacogenomics, Drug Interactions, and much more. Best of all, the most essential information for each is provided in summative, and fluidly indexed formats, so you can find the information you need as rapidly as you need it.