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Psychotropic drugs

Are Psychiatric Drugs Dangerous? Do they make you dependent or do they change your personality?

This guide does away with prejudices, various fears and rumors that persist. Despite the fact that psychotropic drugs are among the most widely prescribed drugs, hardly any other drug therapy has faced as much criticism as therapy for a mental illness.

The authors explain clearly and without reservation what psychotropic drugs actually do and what their limits are.

It is important for relatives and patients to find out how drugs work. The book helps you to correctly assess the effects and potential side effects of psychotropic drugs, to understand drug therapies and thus also to increase the willingness to actually take the drugs.

Only those who are informed can separate facts from myths and overcome reservations.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Gerd Laux
  • Otto Dietmaier
  1. 1.Specialist in psychiatry, psychotherapy and neurology, Institute for Psychological Medicine (IPM) SoyenGermany
  2. 2nd Ltd. Pharmacy Director Klinikum am Weißenhof Center for PsychiatryWeinsbergGermany

About the authors

Professor Dr. med. Dipl.-Psych. Gerd Laux, Specialist in neurology, psychiatry and psychotherapy. Institute for Psychological Medicine (IPM), Soyen. Lead editor of the magazine Psychopharmacotherapy. Clinical focus: depression therapy, psychopharmacotherapy, fitness tests. Scientific focus: therapeutic drug monitoring, antidepressants, pharmacoeconomics.
Dr. rer. nat. Otto Dietmaier, Specialist pharmacist for clinical pharmacy. Head pharmacist of the clinic pharmacy in the Weißenhof Clinic in Weinsberg. Special fields of work in the field of psychopharmacology and therapeutic drug monitoring. Lecturer for the sub-area "Psychopharmacology" as part of specialist training; Member of the scientific advisory board of a pharmacopsychiatric journal and an international medical database in the field of "psychopharmacology".

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Psychiatric Drugs
  • Book Subtitle Guide for Patients and Relatives
  • AuthorsGerd Laux
    Otto Dietmaier
  • DOIhttps: //
  • Copyright InformationSpringer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg2018
  • Publisher NameSpringer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook PackagesMedicine (German Language)
  • Softcover ISBN978-3-662-55575-0
  • eBook ISBN978-3-662-55576-7
  • Edition Number10
  • Number of PagesXIII, 224
  • Number of Illustrations27 b / w illustrations, 24 illustrations in color
  • Topics Psychiatry
    Popular Science in Medicine and Health
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