With a vast array of medications available for prescription, psychiatrists demand reference books that quickly summarize various drugs with an emphasis on their properties, most effective usages, cross-indications, and potential side effects.
"Accumulated knowledge is summarized succinctly, and new findings are summarized, with comments that will help the practitioner to interpret the findings and apply them to everyday treatment. . . . [A]llows rapid access to the information that is necessary to treat your patient." — Adolescence
"Dr. Steven Dubovsky is a well-known and well-respected psychopharmacologist who has authored or co-authored a number of excellent books in the area of psychopharmacology. . . . [A]n authoritative, user-friendly guide in which the latest research has been translated into practical treatment considerations. Busy practitioners will find a wealth of information presented in a concise user-friendly fashion. . . . I recommend this book for use by residents and fellows, as well as primary care physicians, social workers, psychologists, and others who deal with the mentally ill." — Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic
"[This book] serves as an unequaled reference book that will serve psychological practitioners well…lengthy, impressively organized coverage. . . Valuable, clearly designed tables. . .Most impressive about his coverage of each category of drugs is the specificity of the information he provides and the explicit research evidence he includes that speaks to his conclusions. . . . I have never seen a more comprehensive or usable treatment of psychotropic medications. . . . I highly recommend this book to all practicing clinicians, who will not find a more valuable reference book of its type." — PsycCritiques