What Your Patient Needs to Know About Psychiatric Medication

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Phrased as a statement, the title of this book is also an implied question that all readers should ponder: “What (do) your patients need to know (about psychiatric medications in general and about the ones they are taking/or might take in particular)?

While I would like to think that this is a question explicitly addressed each time we prescribe for a patient, feedback from colleagues suggests otherwise. Given the hectic pace of clinical practice, it is essential to adopt an educational and safety protocol to follow when prescribing psychiatric medications for patients. The authors have tackled this challenge head on and have​

J Clin Psychiatry 2006;67(10):1655