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April 2, 1982

Psychopharmacology for Everyday Practice

JAMA. 1982;247(13):1877. doi:10.1001/jama.1982.03320380069041

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The number of psychopharmacologic agents used in psychiatric and other medical fields has increased tremendously over the years. Their extensive use in outpatient clinics and private offices especially has put these drugs into the common repertoire of practitioners. Most textbooks in the field require a careful search for answers and leisurely, global learning. In their scholarly attempt to be exhaustive they undertake multiple issues simultaneously—eg, the nature of diagnosis, basic science, mechanisms of action—making reading cumbersome and time-consuming. A busy clinician on the front line would prefer quick, clear, succinct answers to the specific questions that may arise at any moment, as though he could telephone a consultant for immediate help in decision-making. Psychopharmacology for Everyday Practice fills this gap in the literature. It is written by nationally recognized leaders in psychopharmacology, who present a comprehensive and highly practical review of the field.

A unique feature of this volume is