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Antipsychotics: History, Science, and Issues



Antipsychotics are unique drugs with the ability to alter how people think and communicate. As a result, physicians must weigh a range of implications when prescribing antipsychotics. Antipsychotics: History, Science, and Issues offers a robust explanation of antipsychotic medications that covers the historical, ethical, medical, legal, and scientific dimensions of antipsychotics.

The chapters explore topics ranging from the science of how examples of this class of drug actually work in the body to the social and legal implications of antipsychotics, making this subject understandable and relatable for lay readers who are not mental health practitioners. Readers will learn why prescribing antipsychotics is often a difficult decision due to the inherent risks of giving these medications to different types of patients and appreciate how mental health laws impact psychiatrists’ prescribing practices.

Author: Kerner, Jeffrey, Author: McCoy, Bridget

Topic: Consumer Health
Media: Book
ISBN: 1440839883
Language: English
Pages: 234

Additional information

Weight 1.32 lbs
Dimensions 9.3 × 6.2 × 0.8 in


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