A guide to treating psychosis that provides information on drug options and side-effects in order to allow for weighing treatment options knowledgably
The Maudsley Guidelines on Advanced Prescribing in Psychosis offers a resource that puts the focus on the need to treat the individual needs of a patient. The authors - noted experts on the topic - offer an alternative to the one-size-fits-all treatment of psychosis and shows how to build psychiatrist and patient relationships that will lead to effective individual treatment plans.
The book provides up-to-date data and information about commonly used anti-psychotic drugs and drugs used in bipolar disorder. The text weighs both the upsides and downsides of each pharmaceutical presented, and helps prescribers and patients weigh the costs and benefits of various options to reach an appropriate treatment plan. The authors highlight the treatment at a population level and the systems in which individual treatments take places. This important resource:
Facilitates the tailoring of an appropriate treatment plan for clients manifesting signs of psychosis
Offers a comparative strategy that helps gauge the suitability of one treatment plan over another
Provides at-hand data and information about commonly used anti-psychotic drugs
Includes an understanding of the origins and side-effects of each drug presented
The Maudsley Guidelines on Advanced Prescribing in Psychosis offers psychiatrists and other mental health practitioners an essential guide for treating psychosis on an individualized level.