Another key reference handbook from the Maudsley, this is the definitive guide to best antispychotic prescribing practice today. Informed prescribing relies not only on clinical experience and expertise, but also on up-to-date knowledge of all the currently available antipsychotic medications and an understanding of the neurobiology and neuropharmacology involved in the process and treatment of psychosis.
This book has been written by the team responsible for the Maudsley Medication Review Clinic, a landmark service innovation that has pioneered evidence-based switching and prescribing techniques. Unlike other publications in the field, their book is replete with valuable advice for day-to-day clinical practice, including case studies, switching algorithms and a comprehensive guide to history-taking and rating scales administration. They precisely detail antipsychotic prescribing practice and provide a systematic evidence-gathering template against which traditional, modern and completely novel therapies can be properly evaluated.