Medical Management of Psychotropic Side Effects

  • Aniyizhai Annamalai

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Psychotropic Prescribing in Medically Ill Patients

    1. Front Matter
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  3. Metabolic Syndrome

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  4. Cardiovascular System

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  5. Endocrine System

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  6. Kidney and Electrolytes

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About this book


This book is a practical guide for psychiatrists to use when treating patients for medical issues. Over the past 10-20 years, the number of medications prescribed for psychiatric illnesses has steadily increased, and psychiatric practitioners are frequently called upon to manage medical issues and side effects that result from psychotropic treatment. Covering a wide range of conditions from thyroid disorders to cardiac disease, this book is a helpful resource for understanding common adverse medical effects that occur when psychotropic drugs are administered. Presented in a practical format, each chapter discusses management of a particular medical problem or side effect and then provides a summary and flowchart of the major points highlighted in that chapter. Each chapter contains an overview of key medications causing a particular side effect. The book also includes special topics such as psychotropic prescribing in medical illness and tips on electrocardiographic interpretation. This easy-to-reference book aims to bridge the gap between medicine and psychiatry by elaborating on medical conditions seen in routine outpatient psychiatric practice. It serves as an invaluable tool for mental health providers, nurses, health educators, and pharmacologists alike. ​


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Authors and affiliations

  • Aniyizhai Annamalai
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  1. 1.Departments of Internal Medicine & PsychiatryYale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-51024-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-51026-2
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