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Book: The Rationale Use of Psychotropic Medication for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities: Pathways to and from Polypharmacy

This book features 122 pages of practice- and evidence-based perspectives on the safe use of psychotropic agents across six chapters and three appendices. Each chapter presents general, but instrumental, and timeless tenets of patient care. While the book itself is dated at 2007, a variety of primary, secondary and tertiary literature references, and graphs that are easy to navigate, give this short read great credibility and utility. Complete citations to all referenced works are provided at the end. Finally, worksheets are presented which may prove useful to clinical educators in psychiatry across the professions.

The Rationale Use of Psychotropic Medication for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities: Pathways to and from Polypharmacy is a quick and useful read. Given the emphasis on interprofessional education, this book can provide educators of various professions with the basic approaches to safe medication use in patients with dual diagnoses and help practitioners continuously reevaluate their symptom assessment strategies. This book features practical advice and applications from the perspective of a seasoned psychiatrist in the area of managing patients with dual-diagnoses.

Author notes

Book by: Edwin J. Mikkelsen, MD