Book Review

Hatherleigh Guide to Psychopharmacology

Stacey M. Powell, Editor
Hatherleigh Press

This new 384-page reference book is a “must read” for pharmacists and other mental-health professionals who work a great deal with psychotropic medications. Extremely well referenced and up to date, it contains practical information from expert researchers, clinicians and leading authorities. Written like a textbook rather than a quick-reference guide, it still provides easy-to-find information made available via an extensive index. It contains numerous illustrations, tables and charts comparing the different agents’ drug interactions, side effects, dosing, mechanisms of action, etc. Chapters include reviews of the following drug classes and disorders: antipsychotics, antidepressants, monoamine oxidase inhibitors, benzodiazepines, lithium, addiction, tolerance, dependence, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, negative symptoms, perinatal depression and dysthymia.

Reviewed By:  Dana Reed-Kane, PharmD, FIACP, FACA, FCP, NFPPhC
In:  Nov/Dec 1999