Psychiatric drugs explained

Psychiatric Drugs Explained offers a wealth of evidence-based information on psychiatric drugs in an easy-to-use format that can be quickly referenced in the clinical setting.

Written by internationally recognised author Dr David Healy, the book provides a comprehensive review of drug effects, action and side-effects. There is an emphasis on the lived experience of patients, providing the reader with a sense of what the adverse effects of drugs might feel like to those who use them.

A reader-friendly approach and clear layout, with information organised by disorder, make this popular title accessible and useful not only to nursing staff, but to all members of the multidisciplinary team.

  • Quick reference guide suitable for all members of the multidisciplinary team


  • Helpful boxes on user issues make potential complications easy to spot


  • Distinctive, reader-friendly style helps the reader understand the benefits and impacts of psychotropic drugs


  • New topics include management of dependence disorders, stimulants and drugs for children, cognitive impairment and sleep disorders


  • The only book with detailed coverage of the sexual side effects of psychiatric drugs and the abusive prescribing of prescription drugs
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