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By Jose de Leon (auth.), Jose de Leon (eds.)

Emotional, behavioral, and neuropsychiatric stipulations are universal in people with highbrow disabilities (IDs), such a lot particularly epilepsy, aggression, self-injurious behaviors, and bipolar and different temper issues. regardless of the superiority of such difficulties, there's a shortage within the literature of trustworthy info on clinical remedies for people with IDs.

A Practitioner's advisor to Prescribing Antiepileptics and temper Stabilizers for Adults with highbrow Disabilities presents a close framework for prescribing for this hard inhabitants. that includes the main up to date info on components that tell prescribing, the Guide addresses simple matters and controversies (e.g., the rift among evidence-based and customized drugs) in treating adults with cognitive deficits. consumers' particular wishes are emphasised in constructing acceptable and powerful pharmacological intervention for better results and caliber of existence. medicines mentioned within the Guide contain carbamazepine, clonazepam, diazepam, ethosuximide, felbamate, gabapentin, lacosamide, lamotrigine, levetiracetam, lithium, lorazepam, oxcarbazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin, pregabalin, primidone, rufinamide, tiagabine, topiramate, valproate, and zonisamide. for every of those compounds, the ideas cover:

  • Indications to be used; relative and absolute contraindications.
  • Assessment in the course of remedy; healing drug tracking; symptoms and signs for caretakers.
  • Dosage: management; preliminary and greatest instructed dosage; differences linked to drug-drug interactions, own features, and (where applicable) genetic variations.
  • Adverse drug reactions: universal, really unusual, and very likely deadly, plus threat of metabolic syndrome.
  • Guidelines for discontinuation.
  • References, tables, and drug usage reviews.

A Practitioner's consultant to Prescribing Antiepileptics and temper Stabilizers for Adults with highbrow Disabilities is an vital decision-making reference for psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, psychopharmacologists, neurologists, internists, and medical psychologists.

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