Resources: Books
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What Works for Bipolar Kids: Help and Hope for Parents

It may be hard to believe your child will ever get better, but kids with bipolar disorder can and do lead healthy, stable lives. In this compassionate and optimistic book, expert clinician and renowned researcher Mani Pavuluri delivers information, advice, and proven strategies that empower you to deal with the challenges of bipolar disorder and help your child get well. Drawing on 20 years of experience with bipolar kids and their families, she provides solidly researched strategies for reducing or eliminating problems with mania, aggression, sleep disturbances, depression, and other issues. You'll discover practical ways to handle crises at home and in school, work with professionals to find an effective combination of medicine and psychotherapy, and cultivate a supportive community of friends and peers for your child. Dr. Pavuluri also helps you deal with the stress that comes with parenting, so you can maintain your poise, focus on the positive, and be a powerful advocate for your child.

 
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Principles and Practice of Psychopharmacotherapy
Fifth Edition

Fully updated for its Fifth Edition, Principles and Practice of Psychopharmacotherapy summarizes the latest data on hundreds of drug and device-based therapies and offers practical, evidence-based guidelines and treatment strategies for virtually every psychiatric disorder. Highlights of this edition include expanded coverage of pharmacogenomics, updates on treatments for elderly patients, and discussion of mechanisms of action for drugs used in sleep disorders, especially narcolepsy.

 
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Handbook of Psychopharmacotherapy: A Life-Span Approach
Second Edition

Completely updated with newly approved drugs and indications and new formulations, this pocket-sized handbook is a one-stop quick-reference guide to prescribing psychotropic drugs for patients at every stage of the life span - children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly. In easy-to-scan bulleted format, the book provides concise information about each drug, including indications, contraindications, major side effects, lab tests required, formulations available, how to prescribe for each age group, how the drug compares to alternative treatments, and what precautions are necessary. The book is organized by drug class and covers all current psychotherapeutic medications, including agents used to manage substance abuse.

 
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The Neurobiological Basis of Suicide
Second Edition

With recent studies using genetic, epigenetic, and other molecular and neurochemical approaches, a new era has begun in understanding pathophysiology of suicide. Emerging evidence suggests that neurobiological factors are not only critical in providing potential risk factors but also provide a promising approach to develop more effective treatment and prevention strategies. The Neurobiological Basis of Suicide discusses the most recent findings in suicide neurobiology.

Psychological, psychosocial, and cultural factors are important in determining the risk factors for suicide; however, they offer weak prediction and can be of little clinical use. Interestingly, cognitive characteristics are different among depressed suicidal and depressed nonsuicidal subjects, and could be involved in the development of suicidal behavior.

The characterization of the neurobiological basis of suicide is in delineating the risk factors associated with suicide. The Neurobiological Basis of Suicide focuses on how and why these neurobiological factors are crucial in the pathogenic mechanisms of suicidal behavior and how these findings can be transformed into potential therapeutic applications.

 

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