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Books about Psychiatric Medicines

The Complete Guide to Drug Testing : A Random House Professional Books Report - Lawrence D. Chilnick, Random House, 1987

The Essential Guide to Psychiatric Drugs - Jack Gorman, St. Martin's Press; 1992 (revised) -- Discussion of psychiatric drugs, info about side effects, and practical tips, in non-technical language.

Everything You Wanted to Know About Prozac - Jeffrey M. Jonas, M.D. and Ron Schaumburg, Bantam; 1991

Listening To Prozac - Peter D. Kramer, M.D., Penguin, USA (Reprint Edition), 1994 -- A psychiatrist explores some of the implications of anti-depressants, and especially of Prozac's unusual effects on the personality. Kramer also discusses the recent research on depression, as well as several other issues which seem linked to depression.

Listening To Prozac, Cassettes - Peter D. Kramer, M.D., Simon & Schuster Audio, 1994 -- A psychiatrist explores some of the implications of anti-depressants, and especially of Prozac's unusual effects on the personality. Kramer also discusses the recent research on depression, as well as several other issues which seem linked to depression.

Lithium and Manic-Depression, A Guide - John Bohn and James Jefferson; Lithium Information Center, Dean Foundation, June, 1996 -- Essential facts about lithium treatment; question and answer format. The Information Center has a nice variety of booklets.

Lithium Treatment of Manic-Depressive Illness: A Practical Guide - Mogens Shou, M.D., Karger, 5th Revision, 1992 -- Information about lithium, as given by one of the foremost authories and pioneers of its use.

Medicine and Mental Illness; the Use of Drugs in Psychiatry - Marvin E. Lickey and Barbara Gordon, W.H. Freeman & Co., NY, 1991 -- Provides an overview of drug therapies for varying forms of mental illness.

The Pill Book - Howard M. Silverman (Editor), Bantam Books, NY; 1996 (7th Edition) -- For more than 15 years, millions of consumers have trusted The Pill Book to provide official, FDA-approved drug information plus guidelines from lea ding pharmacists. Its readable, everyday language and easy-to-use format make it the perfect reference when you have questions about the medications your doctor prescribes. It is NOT written by the drug companies, and therefore contains additional, important information not included in the PDR.

A Primer of Drug Action: A Concise, Nontechnical Guide to the Actions, Uses and Side Effects of Psychoactive Drugs - Robert M. Julien, W.H. Freeman; 1992 6th ed. -- Midwest Book Review: This in-depth survey of the effects of psychoactive drugs on the brain and behavior includes an expanded discussion of drug action and new discoveries in psychopharmacology since 1975. Surprisingly simple language lend insights to details on the actions, uses and side effects of these drugs. A valuable library reference addition

Prozac: Questions and Answers for Patients, Families and Physicians - Dr. Ronald Fieve, M.D., Avon; 1996 -- From TV to leading features in Time and Newsweek, the debate over the merits of the drug Prozac remains a hot and controversial subject. Now one of America's most renowned authorities on psychopharmacology--the author of Moodswing--has written a revealing new book on this miraculous drug taken by five million people to combat depression. (Medical) -

Psychotropic Drugs Fast Facts - Jerrold S. Maxmen, M.D., and Nicholas G. Ward, M.D., Norton and Company, 1995 (2nd Edition) -- This handy reference gives the facts on nine categories of medications, detailing drugs available, their forms and recommended doses, symptom indications, side effects, over doses (and remedies), and more. This edition covers new drugs and updates information on Prozac.

Talking Back to Prozac - Peter R. Breggin , Ginger Ross Breggin, St. Martins, 1995 -- Are you one of the thousands of Americans "listening to Prozac"? Chances are you at least know someone who is. It's time to take a closer look at this supposedly "safe" drug. Peter Breggin picks through the studies used to justify Prozac's safety, often uncovering flaws and shoddy science. He details the FDA approval process, including who on the panel was paid by whom. The key players and the details will surprise you. Find out what Prozac's label doesn't say; the panic and anxiety Prozac can cause--not cure; what Prozac has in common with cocaine and amphetamines; cases of sexual dysfunction from Prozac, particularly in men; and much more.

Toxic Psychiatry : Why Therapy, Empathy, and Love Must Replace the Drugs, Electroshock, and Biochemical Theories of the New Psychiatry - Peter R. Breggin , St. Martins Press, 1994 -- Issuing a passionate, much-needed wake-up call for everyone who plays a part in America's ever-increasing dependence on harmful psychiatric drugs, a psychiatrist breaks through the hype and false promises surrounding the "New Psychiatry" and shows how potentially dangerous, even brain-damaging, many of its drugs and treatments are.

What You Need to Know About Psychiatric Drugs - Stuart C. Yudofsky,M.D.; Robert E. Hales,M.D.; and Tom Ferguson,M.D., Ballentine Books, 1992 -- This is the first--and only--comprehensive guide to psychiatric drugs designed to help potential users make smart, safe decisions. Over 100 currently available drugs--from Halcion to Valium to Prozac--are listed and cross-referenced by name and illnesses they treat, along with the full spectrum of their effects and interactions.

Modified November 18, 2005

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