Mood Disorders: Systematic Medication Management
From our regular book review column.
Two types of psychopharmacology books typically adorn
the shelves of the psychiatrist’s office. There is the heavy, authoritative
textbook and the lighter, faster-access handbook.
The former has all the details, although some of them may be
out of date by the time the formidable tome reaches the bookstore
shelves. Its size makes it more cumbersome to use, and its
price makes it difficult to replace. The latter, usually in paperback
or spiral form, tends to be current, practical, and portable,
but lean on the kind of data needed to practice "evidence-based"
J Clin Psychiatry 2000;61(2):147-148