Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Research
Schizophrenia is one of the most common mental illnesses. Its prevalence and chronicity ensure that pharmacists in both primary and secondary care will frequently be presented with opportunities to improve the lives of people with this often devastating condition.
Schizophrenia in Focus is an introductory guide to schizophrenia, the medicines used in its treatment, and the role of the pharmacist and other healthcare professionals in counselling patients and those who care for them on the illness, lifestyle and medicines.
Causes, pathology and neurochemistry
Development and evaluation of the illness
Other treatments including: Benzamides, Clozapine, Risperidone, Olanzapine, Quetiapine, Ziprasidone, and Aripiprazole
Antipsychotic-induced movement disorders
Adverse effects of antipsychotics
The Fourth book of the 'in Focus' series, Schizophrenia in Focus should be read by all pharmacists as well as by healthcare professionals with an interest in schizophrenia.
01-Jan-07, The Annals of Pharmacotherapy:
'...provides an in-depth explanation of the various aspects of schizophrenia and a thorough overview of the various antipsychotic agents'This text is an easy read that thoroughly covers complicated material in a manner that is easy to understand.'
The Annals of Pharmacotherapy January 2007, Volume 41, p163
01-Dec-06, Doody Enterprises, Inc.:
'This introductory book on schizophrenia covers the basics of the diagnosis as well as the pharmacotherapy and adverse effects...the book is an excellent introduction to this illness for pharmacists as well as other healthcare workers.'
Michael J. Schift, DO (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)Doody Enterprises, Inc. December 2006