Psychopharmacology

Usher, Kim, and Foster, Kim (2012) Psychopharmacology. In: Elder, Ruth, Evans, Katie, and Nizette, Debra, (eds.) Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. Elsevier, Sydney, NSW, pp. 504-521.

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Abstract

[Extract] This chapter provides an overview of the principles of psychopharmacology, which is the study of drugs used to treat psychiatric disorders. The chapter provides important information related to drug indications, interactions, side effects and precautions, and discusses consumer education and the issues of adherence and as-need (prn) medication administration.

Item ID: 26324
Item Type: Book Chapter (Teaching Material)
ISBN: 978-0-7295-4098-8
Keywords: antipsychotic medication; psychotropic medication; polypharmacy; psychopharmacology
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2013 02:55
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111005 Mental Health Nursing @ 100%
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