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The ver of this book I received (fulfilled through amazon) is an illegally printed version. Typos on the cover and all throughout the text which come from not good copier quality. Misaligned cover page. Not good paper and binding quality. Very distracting since it is a technical textbook, and since it was advertised as the official text and sold at a corresponding price.
This book was no where close to being new, unless it was just being thrown around the warehouse the entire time. The binding on this book cracked, the edges look worn and the front cover looks like there is water trapped under the cover. This is the ugliest, "NEW" book I have ever purchased. I always purchase books here and when I purchase a "USED" book, this is the quality I get. not a fresh book.I don't have time or cash to send it back and wait to obtain another one since I have already began class and really need. Otherwise, I would send it back!!!!
The Kindle ver of this book is crudely place together - the formatting is messy, even when using my Kindle for Mac to read the book, and it is missing the cover, as well as some of the links inside the book to skip to certain sections. I want I had bought the physical copy.
The book is very informative and a value added text to every therapist's library. The major issue is the book's binding. There are only two sewn points and they are close to the center of the binding. This leaves too much loose zone above and below those binding points which, after only a few reads, resulted in folds at the upper corners on the binding side. It feels like the pages are going to fall out from the binding every time you turn a page.
I have fun this book and it’s simple to read and the applications for therapists are very helpful. The reason I am giving it 3 stars is because there are SO a lot of spelling errors that were missed in editing and I have never seen that in a textbook.
This book was place together very horribly. This is a hardback book so the pages should not be falling out unless ripped out. As soon as you turn the pages in the book they all begin to fall out. The entire book has fallen apart and I have been trying to hold up with pages by placing them in a huge envelope. I have never had book fall apart just by turning pages. It appears as if there was no attachment in the inseam so the pages were just laid in the book, but as soon as you begin to turn a page they came out one by one. I would not suggest anyone buying this book unless another method is found to place the book together so that it stays together.
Amazing info in this book for class. Preston clearly articulates the info at a level that’s not to high level. I’ve taken a psychopharmacology class before and I’ve learned so much more from this book than in any course I’ve taken before.
Probably the worst textbook I have ever had to study. There is ZERO editing. Every chapter is essentially in a various format. There is no logic to the length of chapters. Some individual SSRIs obtain 25+ pages while ALL benzos are covered in 4-5 pages without any mention of individual meds. Most chapters are just a haphazard collection of random abstracts, again with ZERO editing, interpretation or context. Each individual SSRI gets its own 20+ pages but there is no comparasion, contrasting or tables. Omits necessary infomation despite its large page count, e.g. the chapter on Citalopram does not mention QT prolongation at all! Some chapters seem very BIASED, the chapter on benzos essentially says these meds have no side effects and do not cause addiction!!! Beautiful much every chapter on individual meds says it is the best medication ever. Most chapters feel like they were written by bored med students or interns. Again, offers ZERO summarization, interpretation, recommendation or insight, things you would normally expect from a textbook. The worst thing is that there does not seem to be any alternatives on the shop to this one! I have not studied Stahl's one this deeply but that one also seems very biased and full of author's own unproven conjectures presented as fact. (I am a second year psychiatry resident).
It's a amazing update. It does what it does well, but has a narrow scope with small in pain alcohol epilepsy and ADHD as examples. It does the classic items well and is ahead of the Stahl update. It's not the full textbook so the cover is deceptive.
Very valuable reference, for up to date info abut medications, their pharmacology, and clinical uses. Includes discussion of the use of classes of agents and reviews clinical problems that help with selection of individual medications. Because the material is well organized, finding answers to specific questions is not difficult.
I bought this book hoping to learn some advanced psychopharm beyond what I learn from the typical textbook. However, this book breaks no fresh ground and isn't as helpful as I hoped. Would recommend for those who aren't kid psychiatry trained or perhaps just starting out.
Book is generally good. A small disappointed after my superficial review.. Author advises to treat anxiety with Seroquel among other medications...As far I'm aware, this medication does not have indication for anxiety from FDA. It has, though, Black Box warning from FDA for morbidity and mortality, and there is widespread campaign of cutting antipsychotics in elderly. I found this suggestion outdated.
it's a amazing book, it always has been. But they hold pushing out fresh editions without really adding much of anything. There is absolutely NOTHING in this edition about for addiction/detox that wasn't in the 4th edition. I'm disappointed. If you're a fresh resident though, it's a amazing book to have in your inventory.
This is the kind of comprehensive practical clinical psychopharmacology book that you can devour in a few days and then go back to for specifics time and time again. Obviously, the authors are gifted clinicians and have looked at all the research out there. A very thoughtful and engaging book.
I ENJOYED THE SECOND EDITION AS MUCH AS THE FIRST AND MAYBE EVEN MORE, AS THE OUTLINES FOR COMMONLY PRESCIBED PSYCHOPHARM. IS SO CONVIENENT AND ESASY TO LOOK UP. WHEN I AM MAKING MY CHIOCES FOR PRESCRIBING. I ENJOYED THIS EDITION SO MUCH I BOUGHT A SECOND ONE FOR A COWORKER.
amazing textbook! it clearly describes the theoretical orientations of therapy and how they apply to working with couples. they also provide case examples throughout the book which is helpful as well. definitely recommend for any therapist who works with couples
Let's first say what this book is not: it is not a Psychopharmacology Handbook. Rather, it is a book written for students of social work or psychotherapeutic counseling who will work with patients who take psychiatric medication, which also includes psychopharmacological e author wastes a lot of pages on amazing advice, e.g., that when we treat a client we should listen to him describe his symptoms and then treat him (or her!) as amazing as we can. Other amazing tip given is that one should not be prejudiced when one meets a client, or that a patient should ask his psychiatric treatment provider how much a session costs and which insurance they accept. The info on psychiatric medication is okay, as far as I could see, but at times not very us, if you're a student in the author's class or wish to spend US$ 27.50 on a lot a feel-good information, this is the book for you. If you need info about psychiatric medication, buy something else. E.g., a book I liked, and which can be read by laymen/laywomen, is Jack M. Gorman: The Essential Tutorial to Psychiatric . And this cost me US$ 6.99.
This book is really helpful for 1st year audiology students. It is kind of primary and provides descriptions of audiology tests. Not recommended for research purposes or if you require more in depth information. It helped me through my first semester.
I search myself using the book more than any other text when I need info on an audiology topic. The entire book is meticulously edited: I may have found 1 typo in over 300 pages read. The chapters are written by leading experts on that topic. Not every audiology subject is covered, or with the same amount of detail. There is definitely a bias towards diagnostic rather than treatment and rehabilitative information. But for what it does cover, it covers in amazing detail and with authority. For the subjects it doesn't cover, there are other amazing texts to read. The prose in the vast majority of chapters is wonderful readable, which is perhaps surprising for this type of reference book. There are lots of amazing figures, tables, diagrams, etc.
This is a very well researched, thorough, and comprehensive book about commonly used psychiatric . It doesn't ramble and packs a lot of info into fewer than 300 pages. It seems to be a beautiful much objective description of the characteristics of these , though I obtain the impression that the author has a slight bias toward emphasizing the negative effects of these rather than the positive. It is a very well written book that is impressive in the amount of info that it ties together in a concise manner, and it will be of interest to both the expert and the lay person, where both have an interest in psychopharmacology. Author of Adjust Your Brain: A Practical Theory for Maximizing Mental Health.
Anyone who suffers from anxiety and/or depression or has a loved one who suffers from mental illness will benefit from reading this book. The "Quick Tips" sections provides valuable info at a glance. Not only does this book educate the reader about medications, side effects and interactions, it discusses interventions, self-help techniques and current psychotherapies. This book may save someones life. I would recommend this book not only to my clients who are non-medically trained but, to any professional who deals with mental health borah Morris, MSW LGSW Mental Health TherapistNew River Health Association
I want more acupuncture books were written like this one. The subject is focused, in this case on a electro stimulation acupuncture (EA), covering both theory and practice with the right amount of examples and treatment patterns. The author covers the anatomy of the main branches of the nervous system showing how distal points and local points align with both western medical understanding and eastern medical treatments of diseases using acupuncture. The description of the type of nerve endings and how to they can and should be stimulated (frequencies and milli/micro-currents) to obtain the desired results is by far what makes this book most useful. There is a small redundant info in the book, but probably this is well placed for future reference rather than reading. While this book is geared to those use EA in their clinic, I think it would be useful to any acupuncturist to support in understanding the efficacy needling techniques.
Gives us a scientific explanation of why acupuncture works. Teaches a vocabular that doctors and other healthcare practioners can understand and relate to. The principles can be applied to any problems I see in my practice, not only pain, but emotional, and internal medical. A must have and understand text for anyone practicing acupuncture in the 21st century.
This is a unbelievable book! It's very well written, extremely simple to read and understand, and has lots of amazing pictures and diagrams which present the nerves, acupuncture points along the nerve pathway, and the pages are thick which means less torn or damaged e ONLY reason I didn't give this book 5 stars is because of the price. You can literally read it in a day, the font is rather huge and there's only 160 pages minus 16 pages of forward and abbreviations and "about the author". It's a rather little book, only measuring about 6" x 8". So, if I were the author, I'd comfortably sell this book for $25 on the high end. But $40?? A bit high, regardless of the content.
I really enjoyed this book! I used it for a counseling psychology graduate class in counseling problems. It was very informative and the research behind each chapter is impressive. It really gives you a deep understanding of specific problems. This is one of the better textbooks on the topic.
'Clinical Handbook of Internal Medicine – 2nd Edition' of William Maclean et al. is a must-have for any Chinese medicine clinic and a amazing help when being a Chinese medicine student. A lot of disorders are discussed according wisdom from medical classics such as the Huang Di Nei Jing and the Shang Han Lun in a very structured method and using proper and consistent Chinese medical terminology. This edition supplies very solid and clear background information during my current PhD study in acupuncture at NJUCM in rmation from the three volumes from the 1st Edition is practically captured yet in one extended book and there is deepening into specific medical disorders. There is also a focus on ordinary issues - such as a common cold or rhinosinusitis - that are not healed well or got a wrong treatment resulting in particular difficulties. So other than standard Chinese patterns are described here as well and without doubt: this book is more in-depth than most other books!Per disorder clear explanation about its pathogenesis is provided with concise description of clinical features and treatment principles, followed by a selection of the most necessary acupuncture points, Chinese herbal formulas and practical everyday life tip (food, exercise, manual therapy, nasal/sinus wash etc.). Interesting clinical notes complete each topic and Western medication is clarified in Chinese medical e authors have done a beautiful well job putting ancient Chinese medicine in a modern jacket with focus on this current’s time medical problems! Beside the amazing knowledge the book itself looks unbelievable in a red leather cover with golden letters on it! It can’t be more Chinese than that and it stands out among all your other books!Janneke Vermeulen, , and author of 'Diving Medical Acupuncture'
This book is a must for anyone enrolled in Psychotherapy, Psychopharmacology or a Pharmacy type course. It goes along well the book, “The Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists”. It helped provide a clearer understanding of concepts, etc. I highly recommend!!