This new quick reference provides up-to-date information on the psycho pharmacological agents used to treat and manage many psychiatric disorders. Using DSM-IV as its foundation and organizational basis, this book incorporates information on the mechanics of brain function, provides information on various disorders and the psycho pharmacological agents used to treat these disorders, and includes chapters on special populations. This unique reference links NANDA nursing diagnoses to the DSM-IV diagnoses affording the nurse a more complete picture of the psychiatric disorders. Also includes over 100 psycho pharmacological drug monographs and a full-color insert depicting photos of the most commonly prescribed psycho-pharmacological drugs. (Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, Anti psychotic, antidepressant, mood stabilizers, anxiolytic, cognitive disorders, eating disorders, substance abuse and dependance, sleep disorders, depression, anti seizure, anticholinergic, extra pyramidal side effects, herbal preparations)Rankin, Elizabeth A. is the author of 'Quick Reference for Psychopharmacology', published 2000 under ISBN 9780766806313 and ISBN 0766806316.