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"....there is a great shortage of practical advice on this topic." http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/Medicine/PsychiatryPsychology/?view=usa&ci=9780198527480


Adverse Syndromes and Psychiatric Drugs

A Clinical Guide

Edited by Peter Haddad, Serdar Dursun and Bill Deakin


ISBN13: 9780198527480ISBN10: 0198527489 Paperback, 336 pages

Jul 2004



Pharmacotherapy is an important part of the treatment of most major psychiatric disorders. Although psychiatric drugs can have immense benefits for patients, adverse syndromes are common, causing significant distress for patients. Some side-effects are potentially life threatening if not detected and treated appropriately. Despite the importance of this subject there is a great shortage of practical advice on this topic.


This book will help psychiatrists, GPs, pharmacists and nurses prevent, recognize, and manage adverse syndromes associated with psychiatric drugs. It provides an easily readable account of most almost all the adverse syndromes that clinicians will ever encounter.

Each section is written by an authority in the area, with each syndrome clearly laid out to include the following information: Clinical features, Pharmacological basis, Differential diagnosis, Management, Risk factors and prevention.

Summary tables are also provided, along with key references for further reading. Clearly written and authoritative, this book will be of enormous practical value to all clinicians managing patients who have been prescribed psychiatric drugs.



  • Focuses on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of adverse syndromes, to assist the reader in their clinical work
  • Covers the key adverse syndromes that are commonly neglected by other texts, providing the clinician with information not available anywhere else
  • Each syndrome is clearly laid out in a uniform fashion, allowing quick and easy access to the required information

Product Details

336 pages; 7 halftones, 6 color illus.; ISBN13: 978-0-19-852748-0ISBN10: 0-19-852748-9

About the Author(s)


Edited by Peter Haddad, Consultant in Community Psychiatry, Mental Health Partnership of Bolton, Salford & Trafford, Serdar Dursun, Department of Psychiatry, University of Manchester, and Bill Deakin, Department of Psychiatry, University of Manchester

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