New Book: Prescribing Psychotropics: From Drug Metabolism to Genetics

Prescribing Psychotropics bridges the gap between the complexities of drug pharmacokinetics and everyday clinical practice, providing clinicians more insight into how psychiatric drugs behave (or misbehave!) once their patients take them. The book also includes a series of unusually practical charts and tables that prescribers will find invaluable as they make medication decisions.

What you’ll find inside

✔ The basics of drug metabolism
✔ What you really need to know about drug interactions ✔ Food and drink effects on medications
✔ Recreational drug interactions
✔ Gender and drug metabolism
✔ Drug metabolism and ethnicity
✔ More than 70 quick-reference tables, charts, and figures


About the Authors

Dr. Chris Aiken is the editor-in-chief of The Carlat Psychiatry Report and hosts The Carlat Psychiatry Podcast. He is the director of the Mood Treatment Center in North Carolina, where he maintains a private practice combining medication and therapy along with evidence-based complementary and alternative treatments. He has worked as a research assistant at the NIMH and a sub-investigator on clinical trials and conducts research on a shoestring budget out of his private practice.

Dr. Joshua Feder is the editor-in-chief of The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report and contributes to The Carlat Psychiatry Podcast. Dr. Feder practices in Solana Beach, California and serves as medical director at Positive Development. He is an adjunct professor at Fielding Graduate University, participates in clinical research at UCSD and SDSU, develops technology for autism and related challenges, and is a senior consultant to the International Network for Peace Building with Young Children. He is a co-author of the Child Medication Fact Book for Psychiatric Practice.

Dr. Daniel Carlat is the publisher of The Carlat Psychiatry Report, The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report, The Carlat Addiction Treatment Report, and The Carlat Hospital Psychiatry Report. He is the chair of psychiatry at Tufts-affiliated MelroseWakefield Healthcare and is associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine. He is the author of The Psychiatric Interview and previous editions of this book. He is also the co-author of the Medication Fact Book for Psychiatric Practice.
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