Principles and Practice of Neuropsychopharmacology: A Clinical Reference for Residents, Physicians, and Biomedical Scientists is a concise yet comprehensive book that discusses the drugs used in the treatment of neurological and psychiatric diseases from the perspective of practicing clinicians. There is a considerable overlap between these two specialties as neurologists often use the medicines used by psychiatrists and vice versa. This book addresses the merger of topics of mutual interest for them in a single volume of contemporary pharmacology. It provides detailed coverage of pharmacotherapy of neurological and psychiatric disorders in general practice. The content has been made more accessible with the judicious use of tables and figures, case examples, and details of neurochemical alterations. The book is useful for both beginners and advanced readers as it details clinical practices followed in dealing with psychiatric patients in developing nations like India to enhance practice-oriented learning and provides evidence-based guidelines from world’s leading medical bodies.
• Lucid description of pharmacokinetic principles and pharmacodynamics of neuropharmacological agents
• Thoroughly covers currently used medications in treating a spectrum of diseases of the brain and nervous system
• Separate chapters dedicated for drugs used for treating depression, mania, anxiety, and insomnia
Vikas Dhikav, MBBS, Postgraduate Training Pharmacology (AIIMS), Post Doctoral Training-Cognitive Neurology (PGIMER Delhi), PhD (Neurology), is a Scientist-D (Medical), ICMR’sNational Institute of Implementation Research on Non-Communicable Diseases, Jodhpur,Rajasthan, India, under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. He has published over 100 national and international papers and a dozen books. He has been a visitingfaculty at various Russian, Ukrainian, Chinese, and Nepalese universities. He is a member of theeditorial board of many leading international journals of neurology and has been the associate editor of the Asian Journal of Cognitive Neurology.
Kuljeet Singh Anand, DM (Neurology), is Professor and Head, Department of Neurology at the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Medical Sciences and Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi, India. He has more than 100 publications to his credit and is a reviewer/editorial board member of several national/international journals.