Featuring a wide range of mixed media projects, this outrageously fun craft primer takes a decidedly unstuffy approach to an immense range of art methods. Projects--including art quilts, painting, collage, bookbinding, assemblage, doll making, decoupage, and image transfers--are divided into three main sections: Artistic Appetizers, Creative Main Courses, and Sweet Treats and Special Occasions, with each addressing a different level of time invested and difficulty. Whimsically laid out like recipes, each project includes detailed ingredients (materials), instructions (what to mix and add), and tasting tips (how it should look).
Featuring a wide range of mixed media projects, this outrageously fun craft primer takes a decidedly unstuffy approach to an immense range of art methods. Projects--including art quilts, painting, collage, bookbinding, assemblage, doll making, decoupage, and image transfers--are divided into three main sections: Artistic Appetizers, Creative Main Courses, and Sweet Treats and Special Occasions, with each addressing a different level of time invested and difficulty. Whimsically laid out like recipes, each project includes detailed ingredients (materials), instructions (what to mix and add), and t.
Bipolor disorder manifests itself in a variety of forms. It can coexist with other psychiatric conditions, and treatment efficacy can depend on the type of bipolar state. This book covers the full range of atypical, rapid cycling and transient forms of bipolar disorder, from atypical and agitated depression to schizoaffective mixed states. The most recent ICD category is covered, and the authors also look at the biology and genetics of bipolar disorder, along with issues relating to age (children and the elderly), comorbidity, choice of drug treatment and investigational strategies.
Biopolar disorder has served as a principal point of focus for modern psychiatric research since the advent of the psychopharmacological revolution. Yet, the disparity between optimal and typical care for biopolar disorder is perhaps nowhere larger, and its human and economic impact nowhere greater. An important and much-needed resource, Bipolar Disorders: Clinical Course and Outcome relates empirical data on outcome with practical information on the prognosis, course, and potential complications of bipolar disorders in the modern era. Pulling together current knowledge on bipolar disorders from leading investigators in the field, Bipolar Disorders provides a concise, up-to-date summary of affective relapse, comorbid psychopathology, functional disability, and psychosocial outcome in contemporary bipolar disorders. Important issues regarding pharmacoeconomics and the burden of disease are presented in conjunction with a discussion of mania through the life cycle and a summary of clinical and treatment implications. In addition, this timely resource covers the effect of lithium and anticonvulsants on outcome during controlled and naturalistic treatment; manic outcome in relation to specific comorbidities or subtypes of illness for mixed mania, alcoholism or other substance abuse, rapid-cycling bipolar disorders, hypomania, and comorbid anxiety disorders; individual psychotherapy and family psychoeducation; and the role of public sector psychiatry and community-based treatment programs for chronic bipolar illness. As part of the Clinical Practice Series of the American Psychiatric Press, this book integrates current clinical research findings with practical clinical applications, providing a broad overview of course and outcome for bipolar patients treated under typical treatment conditions. Aimed at both clinicians and investigators, this book consciously relates naturalistic follow-up studies in mania to the routine clinical management of bipolar disorders over time.
Bipolar disorder is often not recognized as an illness, and people may suffer for years before it is properly diagnosed and treated. Like diabetes or heart disease, bipolar disorder is a long-term illness that must be carefully managed throughout a person's life. Pharmacotherapy is central to the acute treatment and long-term management of the disorder and as there are several classes of drugs, which are often prescribed concurrently, treatment issues are complex. This essential reference work examines major pharmacological treatments in the different phases of bipolar disorder. Chapters are devoted to commonly use pharmacological treatments with a critical review of the existing literature. Each chapter includes information not only on studies that have been published but also on new treatments that have been reported in peer reviewed scientific meetings. Bipolar Psychopharmacotherapy covers both pharmacotherapy and the role of psychotherapy, psychoeducation and social approaches to provide a broad integrative philosophy of care for bipolar patients. Extensive coverage is given to special management issues such as the care of women with bipolar disorder, children and the elderly, as well as bipolar depression and suicide prevention. With contributions from the pioneers in the field and an expert editor team, Bipolar Psychopharmacotherapy provides psychiatrists and all mental health practitioners with an invaluable guide to the management of these complex patients. From the reviews: “If a colleague were to ask me, “What would you recommend I read if I want to become a real expert on bipolarity?” I would respond ‘Bipolar Psychopharmacotherapy: Caring for the Patient’.” JOURNAL OF BIPOLAR DISORDERS "... a very useful reference on the pharmacological treatment of bipolar disorder that is written in a very practical and user-friendly format... a must for anyone dealing with patients with bipolar disorder." DOODY'S HEALTH SERVICES "... a multifaceted text with broad clinical value... recommended as an in-office reference for the practicing physician who treats the bipolar patients... to all Health Science libraries as a general reference text." THE ELECTRIC REVIEW
This practical guide will aid residents and clinicians in diagnosing and treating the full spectrum of mood disorders. Dr. Ghaemi explains how to accurately diagnose depressive and manic symptoms and bipolar disorder and offers specific, detailed, evidence-based recommendations on pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy of acute and refractory unipolar depression, bipolar depression, and mania. Chapters review the pharmacology of antidepressants, mood stabilizers, and antipsychotic agents and point out these drugs’ advantages and drawbacks in specific clinical situations. Other chapters address clinical dilemmas such as treating rapid-cycling bipolar disorder, distinguishing unipolar from bipolar depression, and tapering bipolar depressed patients off antidepressants.
Handbook of Essential Psychopharmacology, Second Edition, provides an indispensable guide to vital information in the rapidly expanding field of psychopharmacology. The updated edition of this popular handbook will continue to be a reference that is simply the essential starting point in psychopharmacology for residents and experienced clinicians alike. Busy residents and clinicians will find a quick, current, and accessible guide to basic facts about psychotropic drugs, including dosages, indications, and drug interactions. As in the first edition, its structure is clear and easy to read, including An all-new introductory chapter, designed to equip the reader with a basic understanding of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics Four main chapters covering the four main groups of psychotropic medications: antidepressants, antipsychotics, anxiolytics, and mood stabilizers A consistent format for all four chapters that summarizes critical information about each group of medications, including drug class, indications, mechanisms of action, pharmacokinetics, main side effects, drug-drug interaction, potentiating maneuvers, and use in special populations A wealth of tables and graphs for quick clinical consultation and unique self-instruction sets of questions and answers Fascinating and educational vignettes and puzzlers, extensive references for further reading, and -- new to this edition -- an invaluable appendix of fifty questions and answers, designed to test the reader's knowledge and comprehension of the text Densely informative and packed with practical material and special features, this truly essential guide is a handy clinical reference for experienced clinicians, an ideal teaching tool for educators, and a useful resource for residents, especially those preparing for the psychiatry board examinations.
Mood Disorders Across the Life Span Edited by Kenneth I. Shulman, Mauricio Tohen, and Stanley P. Kutcher Mood disorders are increasingly recognized as chronic conditions that require life-long monitoring for episodic recurrences, acute treatment, and prevention efforts. The first major reference work to focus on this aspect of these conditions, Mood Disorders Across the Life Span provides a longitudinal perspective on age-associated variations in the clinical presentation and treatment of bipolar disorder. The book opens with discussions of the models for classification, epidemiology, and genetics of mood disorders. The text then covers the commonly recognized age categories in separate sections: Childhood and Adolescence, Adulthood, and Old Age. Within each of these age-specific sections are six individual chapters. The first three cover the clinical features and pathogenesis, outcome studies, and treatment for depression; the next three chapters address the same topics regarding mania. This uniform presentation enables readers to compare related data from the various age groups. Topics covered in this book include: * Genetics and age at onset of mood disorders * Clinical features and pathogenesis of depression and mania in childhood and adolescence, adulthood, and old age * Outcome of depressive and manic syndromes from childhood to old age * Treatment of depression and mania from childhood to old age * Pharmacological treatment of bipolar disorder throughout the life cycle Written by a collection of internationally recognized clinical researchers in psychiatry, this pioneering work is an essential resource for all psychiatrists concerned with the understanding and management of mood disorders. Psychiatric residents and graduate students in psychology, psychopharmacology, and social work will also find this book an ideal introduction to this increasingly important field.
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