It's not enough to know what psychotropic drugs patients are taking. Mental health professionals also need to know how those drugs might interact with other medications or substances, about any potential side effects, and about any other non-psychotropic drugs a patient may be taking. Add to this the number of drugs-legal or otherwise-that are regularly abused, and you can see the challenges facing mental health professionals today. This completely revised and updated second edition of PDR Drug Guide for Mental Health Professionals is the book to help you find the information you need. Inside, you'll find: * Detailed profiles of 80 widely used psychotropic medications * New Full-color pill identification guide * New Chapter on street drugs, with over 100 listings * Summaries of more than 1,600 potential interactions with psychotropic drugs * Overviews of more than 1,000 common prescription drugs * A comprehensive mental and emotional side-effects guide * Herbs and nutritional supplements with psychotropic effects Authoritative and Easy to Use * Based on the FDA-approved data in Physicians' Desk ReferenceR * Organized alphabetically, with easy look-ups by brand or generic name * Completely indexed by name, category, usage, and side effects * Written in a user-friendly, plain-language style.Thomson PDR Staff is the author of 'PDR Drug Guide For Mental Health Professionals ' with ISBN 9781563635113 and ISBN 1563635119.