Clinical Trials in Psychopharmacology: A Better Brain, 2nd ed
J Clin Psychiatry 2011;72(4):571 [book review]
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From our regular book review column.
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This superb volume is the second edition of a multiauthored book designed to review published clinical trials of psychotropic medications and the implications of the research results. A great wealth of information is contained in these well-edited and well-organized pages, but the reader should take heed: this is not a book for a beginning clinician, and it most certainly is not a “how-to” handbook for prescribing psychiatric medications.
What it contains, however, are chapters that helpfully review and synthesize the research data on medications for mood, anxiety, addictive, and impulsive disorders; review the complex and sometimes contradictory data on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorders, and antipsychotic drugs for schizophrenia; and discuss special issues for the treatment of women patients in clinical trials.