PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY FOR MEDICAL STUDENTS is a concise overview of basic pharmacological therapies commonly used in psychiatry. The biological and clinical aspects of the use of antidepressants, anxiolytics, antipsychotics, mood stabilizers, and ADHD and substance abuse medications are briefly discussed. Following each section, a table with the clinical characteristics and indications of individual medications in each group is provided.
Although this book was written with 3rd and 4th year medical students in mind (covering both what is needed during clinical rotations as well as for end of rotation exams), it is also likely to be a helpful introduction for beginning residents and physicians. Other mental health professionals who need to have a functional knowledge of psychopharmacology may benefit from this overview as well. Finally, laypersons with an academic or personal interest in this topic may also find this book useful.