Comprehensive, practical and concise, Basic Psychopharmacology for Counselors and Psychotherapistsprovides a thorough and up-to-date presentation of psychopharmacology in language that students can embrace. This text is a practical, easy to read depiction of the world of psychopharmacology written for non-medical helping professionals. Filled with ample explanations and examples, it utilizes a familiar writing style that is non-threatening and easily understood by students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. It covers ALL topics encountered by therapists in the field. Highlights of this book: Includes many quick-reference drug guides for the practicing clinician.Throughout the text chapters, authors provide comprehensive and up-to-date tables on current medications used in treatment. (Ch. 5, Tables 1 & 2; Ch. 6, Table 1). A convenient, end-of-book appendix provides a comprehensive chart of oft-prescribed drugs, providing: Generic Name (Drug Class), Trade/Brand Name, Mechanism of Action, Typical Dose, and Most Common Side Affects. Contains case vignettestypically seen in real life practical situations. Clinicians may easily identify with these vignettes and apply the knowledge to their particular case (Chs. 15-19). Includes an entire chapter on the treatment of co-occuring disorders, making it one of the few psychopharmacology texts offering information to clinicians who work with duallydiagnosed patients (Ch. 13). Contains an entire chapter on the treatment of sleep disorders and personality disordersand offers additional information to clinicians who treat these common problems (Chs. 11 & 12). Addresses herbal/holistic treatment possibilities, assisting the clinician in discerning the effectiveness of holistic remedies (Ch. 5). Visit our Helping Professions Supersite at www.ablongman.com/helpingprofessionsfor additional resources!Sinacola, Richard S. is the author of 'Basic Psychopharmacology for Counselors and Psychotherapists', published 2005 under ISBN 9780205440054 and ISBN 0205440053.