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November 7, 1990

Clinical Pharmacology of Psychotherapeutic Drugs

JAMA. 1990;264(17):2295. doi:10.1001/jama.1990.03450170143044

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Numerous books on the psychoactive drugs have been published in the last 30 years. One of the most authoritative and pragmatic of these is the product of the genius of Leo E. Hollister, world renowned for his expertise in psychopharmacology and psychopharmacotherapy and for his capacity to share his knowledge in lectures and in publications.

The success of the first two editions of this book attests to this. New developments in psychiatry and drug treatment of mental disorders have continued at a rapid pace, making a third edition of this readable and very useful book mandatory.

This third edition differs in several ways from previous ones. It has a coauthor, John G. Csernansky, also gifted with clinical and research skills that, coupled with the wisdom of Dr Hollister, have added to the value of this concise, lucid, and up-to-date coverage of essential information on antianxiety drugs, hypnotics, antidepressants, antipsychotics, and