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Book Review

Guide to Neuropsychiatric Therapeutics

Joseph Westermeyer

Published: September 30, 2008

Article Abstract

From our regular book review column.

This practical book introduces several valuable perspectives
on the treatment of individuals with neuropsychiatric illnesses.
The opening chapters emphasize the symptomatic use of psychiatric
modalities in delirium and dementia. These early chapters
address, regardless of etiology, such common conditions
as fatigue, apathy, amnesia, disturbed executive functions,
prosody, and other discomforts and dysfunctions. The authors
outline each pathophysiology and then guide the reader in
establishing a therapeutic alliance and eliciting the relevant

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Volume: 69

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