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Spotlight on Stephen M. Stahl, MD, PhD Dr Stephen M. Stahl is an internationally recognised clinician, researcher and teacher in psychiatry and psychopharmacology. He is Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego and Honorary Visiting Senior Fellow at the University of Cambridge, UK. Dr. Stahl was also the Executive Director of Clinical Neurosciences at the Merck Neuroscience Research Center in the UK for several years. He is the author of the market leading textbook Essential Psychopharmacology, as well as more than 450 other articles and chapters. Awards he has been presented with include: l International College of Neuropsychopharmacology (CINP) Lundbeck Foundation Award in Education for his contributions to postgraduate education in psychiatry and neurology l A.E. Bennett Award of the Society of Biological Psychiatry l The American Psychiatric Association/San Diego Psychiatric Society Education Award Dr. Stahl has conducted numerous research projects awarded by the National Institute of Mental Health, the Veteran’s Administration, and the pharmaceutical industry. His courses and award-winning multimedia teaching materials are used by psychopharmacology teachers and students throughout the world. Dr. Stahl also writes didactic features for mental health professionals in numerous journals. This has led him to speak to tens of thousands of physicians, mental health professionals and students at all levels. Dr. Stahl’s lectures and scientific presentations have been distributed as more than a million CD-ROMs, internet educational programs, videotapes, audiotapes and programmed home study texts for continuing medical education to hundreds of thousands of professionals in many different languages.

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NEW from Stahl

The Prescriber’s Guide: 4th Edition

Best Practices in Medical Teaching

The Prescriber’s Guide: Antidepressants

Stahl, Stephen M. Davis, Richard L.

NEW The Prescriber’s Guide 4th Edition App Stahl, Stephen M.

Stahl and Davis are leading experts in medical communication and they effectively explain the practice and methods behind their success. Applying the principles of adult learning, they provide examples of how to design a successful lecture and teach the reader how to influence the behaviours of their audience. Each chapter ends with a chapter summary, progress check, and a performance self-assessment test to ensure that the concepts are understood. This book is an essential guide for all those involved in the process of educating the next generation of doctors and supporting them through their training.

Easy to navigate and easy to use, this latest edition of The Prescriber’s Guide combines evidence-based information with clinically informed guidance to support clinicians in making the most effective prescribing decisions for the good of their patients. With coverage of twelve brand-new drugs – including antidepressants, antipsychotics, hypnotics, nonstimulants for ADHD and medical foods – and incorporating information on the newest indications, new formulations, new recommendations and new safety data, this edition continues to provide the essential practical support required by anyone prescribing in the field of mental health.

This spin-off from The Prescriber’s Guide (4th Ed.) covers the most important drugs in use today for treating depression.

l Explains the science of communication to help the reader design and present an effective lecture

l Provides the most complete and up-to-date summary of the practical use of psychotropic drugs

l Contains numerous evaluation tools to test both learning and teaching

l Presented in a templated format, fully indexed and cross-referenced for ease of navigation

Contents: Foreword; Preface; Introduction; 1. Applying the principles of adult education to the designing of medical presentations; 2. Using audience learning psychology to advantage in designing and delivering medical presentations; 3. Executing the principles of adult learning in medical presentations; 4. Measuring outcomes and ensuring success; 5. Using interval learning in a comprehensive medical educational program; References; Index. July 2011 192 pages 98 b/w illus. 35 tables

9780521151764 Paperback


‘My only regret is that I have been teaching for more than 30 years without this guidebook ... it is a first of its kind! As a residency training director, I will make sure my trainees don’t have the same regret.’

Sidney Zisook, MD, Professor ‘For those interested of Psychiatry, University of in becoming ‘top notch’ California, San Diego presenters, this book will serve as an authoritative source on how to maximize your impact on your audience. This book provides explicit instruction on how to effect real education, striving to go beyond the all-too-often passive diffusion of material from presenter to listener.’ Peter F. Buckley, MD, Professor and Chairman, Department of Psychiatry, Medical College of Georgia


Contents: 1. Acamprosate; 2. Agomelatine; 3. Alprazolam; 4. Amisulpride; 5. Amitriptyline; 6. Amoxapine; 7. Amphetamine (d); 8. Amphetamine (d,l); 9. Aripiprazole; 10. Armadafinil; 11. Asenapine; 12. Atomoxetine; 13. Bupropion; 14. Buspirone; 15. Caprylidene; 16. Carbamazepine; 17. Chlordiazepoxide; 18. Chlorpromazine; 19. Citalopram; 20. Clomipramine; 21. Clonazepam; 22. Clonidine; 23. Clorazepate; 24. Clozapine; 25. Cyamemazine; 26. Desipramine; 27. Desvenlafaxine; 28. Diazepam; 29. Donepezil; 30. Dothiepin; 31. Doxepin; 32. Duloxetine; 33. Escitalopram; 34. Estazolam; 35. Eszopiclone; 36. Flumazenil; 37. Flunitrazepam; 38. Fluoxetine; 39. Fluphenthixol; 40. Fluphenazine; 41. Flurazepam; 42. Fluvoxamine; 43. Gabapentin; 44. Galantamine; 45. Guanfacine; 46. Haloperidol; 47. Hydroxyzine; 48. I-methylfolate; 49. Iloperidone; 50. Imipramine; 51. Isocarboxazid; 52. Lamotrigine; 53. Levetiracetam; 54. Lisdexamfetamine; 55. Lithium; 56. Lofepramine; 57. Loflazeptate; 58. Lorazepam; 59. Loxapine; 60. Lurasidone; 61. Mainserin; 62. Maprotiline; 63. Memantine; 64. Mesoridazine; 65. Methylphenidate (d); 66. Midazolam; 67. Milnacipran; 68. Mirtazapine; 69. Moclobemide; 70. Modafinil; 71. Molindone; 72. Naltrexone; 73. Nefazodone; 74. Nortriptyline; 75. Olanzapine; 76. Oxazepam; 77. Oxcarbazepine; 78. Paliperidone; 79. Paroxetine; 80. Perospirone; 81. Perphenazine; 82. Phenelzine; 83. Pimozide; 84. Pipothiazine; 85. Pregabalin; 86. Protriptyline; 87. Quazepam; 88. Quetiapine; 89. Ramelteon; 90. Reboxetine; 91. Risperidone; 92. Rivastigmine; 93. Selegiline; 94. Sertindole; 95. Sertraline; 96. Sodium Oxybate; 97. Sulpiride; 98. Temazepam; 99. Thioridazine; 100. Thiothixene; 101. Tiagabine; 102. Tianeptine; 103. Topiramate; 104. Tranylcypromide; 105. Trazodone; 106. Triazolam; 107. Trifluoperazine; 108. Trimipramine; 109. Valproate; 110. Varenicline; 111. Venlafaxine; 112. Zalepron; 113. Ziprasidone; 114. Zolpidem; 115. Zonisamide; 116. Zopiclone; 117. Zotepine; 118. Zuclopenthixol. June 2011 726 pages 1 b/w illus. 9780521173643 Paperback £48.00

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Contents: 1. Agomelatine, 2. Amitriptyline, 3. Amoxapine, 4. Aripiprazole, 5. Atomoxetine, 6. Bupropion, 7. Citalopram, 8. Clomipramine, 9. Desipramine, 10. Desvenlafaxine, 11. Dothiepin, 12. Doxepin, 13. Duloxetine, 14. Escitalopram, 15. Fluoxetine, 16. Fluvoxamine, 17. Imipramine, 18. Isocarboxazid, 19. Lamotrigine, 20. Lofepramine, 21. l-Methylfolate, 22. Mianserin, 23. Maprotiline, 24. Milnacipran, 25. Mirtazapine, 26. Moclobemide, 27. Nefazodone, 28. Nortriptyline, 29. Olanzapine, 30. Paroxetine, 31. Phenelzine, 32. Protriptyline, 33. Quetiapine, 34. Reboxetine, 35. Selegiline, 36. Sertraline, 37. Tianeptine, 38. Tranylcypromine, 39. Trazodone, 40. Trimipramine, 41. Venlafaxine, 42. Vilazodone. October 2011 288 pages 9781107667969 Paperback


‘This volume is highly recommended for health professionals interested in the phenomenology, neurochemistry, and pharmacotherapy of schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders.’ Journal of Clinical Psychiatry

‘This guidebook is an excellent source of information for the art of prescribing psychotropic medications and belongs in every clinician’s library.’ The Annals of Pharmacotherapy

In no other recent text will a clinician find so much information in such a concise and user-friendly format.’ Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica

Stahl’s Essential Psychopharmacology 3rd Edition NEW Case Studies: Stahl’s Essential Psychopharmacology

Stahl’s Essential Psychopharmacology 3rd Edition

Stahl, Stephen M.

Stahl, Stephen M.

The book describes a wide-ranging and representative selection of clinical scenarios, making use of icons, questions/answers and tips. It follows cases through the complete clinical encounter, from start to resolution, acknowledging all the complications, issues, decisions, twists and turns along the way. The book is about living through the treatments that work, the treatments that fail, and the mistakes made along the journey.

This text has established itself as the preeminent source of education and information in its field. This much-expanded and fully revised third edition relies on advances in neurobiology and recent clinical developments to explain the concepts underlying drug treatment of psychiatric disorders. This book is complemented with many new, instructive and entertaining illustrations; their captions may be used independent of the main text for a rapid introduction to the field or for review. This edition will be indispensable for students, scientists, psychiatrists, and other mental health professionals, enabling them to master the complexities of psychopharmacology and to plan treatment based on current knowledge.

l Explains what to try next if an intervention fails, and highlights possible mistakes and pitfalls so that the reader does not have to make them l Based on the new requirements for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology’s 10 year recertification process Contents: 1. The man whose antidepressants stopped working; 2. The son who would not take a shower; 3. The man who kept hitting his wife over the head with a frying pan; 4. The son who could not go to bed; 5. The sleepy woman with anxiety; 6. The woman who felt numb; 7. The case of physician do not heal thyself; 8. The son whose parents were desperate to have him avoid Kraepelin; 9. The soldier who thinks he is a ‘slacker’ broken beyond all repair after 3 deployments to Iraq; 10. The young man everybody was afraid to treat; 11. The young woman whose doctors could not decide whether she has schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or both; 12. The scary man with only partial symptom control on clozapine; 13. The 8 year old girl who was naughty; 14. The scatter-brained mother whose daughter has ADHD, like mother, like daughter; 15. The doctor who couldn’t keep up with his patients; 16. The computer analyst who thought the government would choke him to death; 17. The severely depressed man with a life insurance policy soon to lose its suicide exemption; 18. The anxious woman who was more afraid of her anxiety medications than of anything else; 19. The psychotic woman with delusions that no medication could fix; 20. The breast cancer survivor who couldn’t remember how to cook; 21. The woman who has always been out of control; 22. The young man with depression and alcohol abuse - like father, like son, like grandfather, like father, like great grandfather, like grandfather; 23. The woman with psychotic depression responsive to her own TMS machine; 24. The boy getting kicked out of his classroom; 25. The young man whose dyskinesia was prompt and not tardive; 26. The patient whose daughter wouldn’t give up; 27. The psychotic arsonist who burned his house and tried to burn himself; 28. The woman with depression whose Parkinson’s Disease vanished; 29. The depressed man who thought he was out of options; 30. The woman who was either manic or fat; 31. The girl who couldn’t find a doctor; 32. The man who wondered if once a bipolar always a bipolar?; 33. Suck it up, soldier, and quit whining; 34. The young man who is failing to launch; 35. The young cancer survivor with panic; 36. The man whose antipsychotic almost killed him; 37. The painful man who soaked up his opiates like a sponge; 38. The woman with an ever fluctuating mood; 39. The psychotic sex offender with grandiosity and mania; 40. The elderly man with schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s Disease; Index April 2011 500 pages 9780521182089 Paperback


l Extended coverage of bipolar disorders, sleep disorders, attention deficit disorder, Alzheimer’s, drug abuse, new drug combinations

Stahl Online Derived from Stahl’s Essential Psychopharmacology (3rd Ed.), Dr. Stahl has updated, expanded and revised chapters to produce the titles below covering Depression and Bipolar Disorder and Antipsychotics and Mood Stabilizers, respectively.

Depression and Bipolar Disorder

l User-friendly icon-driven navigation for side effects, dosing, and special population use l Fully linked indexes for easy to navigate content

Contents: 1. Mood disorders; 2. Antidepressants;

l Search drugs by Name, Class or Use

3. Mood stabilizers

l Quick search and print for easy use during patient appointments

March 2008 312 page 249 colour illus. 25 tables 9780521714129 Paperback £32.00

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Antipsychotics and Mood Stabilizers Contents: 1. Psychosis and schizophrenia; 2. Antipsychotic agents. March 2008 248 pages 190 colour illus. 16 tables 9780521714136 Paperback £32.00

l Principles for the use of psychopharmacologic drugs are more evidence-based than ever in the 3rd Edition

March 2008 1132 pages 901 colour illus. 108 tables 9780521673761 Paperback £66.00

l Full content, fully searchable from Stahl’s Essential Psychopharmacology and The Prescriber’s Guide l Cite, bookmark and take notes at the click of a button

l Heavily illustrated throughout with excellent, eye-catching, clear colour diagrams

Contents: Preface; 1. Structure and function of neurons; 2. Synaptic neurotransmission and the anatomically addressed nervous system; 3. Signal transduction and the chemically addressed nervous system; 4. Transporters and g-protein linked receptors as targets of psychopharmacological drug action; 5. Ion channels and enzymes as targets of psychopharmacological drug action; 6. Psychiatric genetics; 7. Circuits in psychopharmacology; 8. From circuits to symptoms in psychopharmacology; 9. Psychosis and schizophrenia; 10. Antipsychotic agents; 11. Mood disorders; 12. Antidepressants; 13. Mood stabilizers; 14. Anxiety and anxiolytics; 15. Chronic pain, functional somatic syndromes, and their treatment; 16. Disorders of sleep and wakefulness and their treatment; 17. Disorders of cognition and their treatment; 18. Psychopharmacology of reward: drugs of abuse, obesity, and disorders of impulse control; 19. Disorders of reward, drug abuse, and their treatment.

Stahl Online

Reviews of Stahl’s Essential Psychopharmacology 3rd Edition ‘This book will become an essential source for the information that informs the teaching and practice of psychiatric medicine over the next decade.’ Stan Kutcher, The Lancet

‘... essential reading ... I would thoroughly recommend this book to anyone who works with psychotropic drugs - or who has the task of teaching others about them!’ American Journal of Psychiatry

‘As an MRC psychiatry student... Stahl has allowed me to see the light in what I previously found to be a very complex subject, it has made a fascinating and fulfilling read.’ Judy Whitely, International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry

Stahl’s Essential Psychopharmacology Print and Online Bundle Stahl, Stephen M. This bundle comprises Stahl’s Essential Psychopharmacology text and a 1 year subscription to Stahl’s Essential Psychopharmacology Online. February 2009 1134 pages 1 Paperback, 1 online product 9780521746090 £165.00

‘Stephen Stahl is one of the most recognizable names in psychopharmacology. He is an inspiring teacher who has a knack for synthesizing complex scientific information for students, residents, psychiatrists, and nonmedical mental health practitioners. Over the past few years, he has started publishing psychopharmacology books that are not only very readable and up-to-date, but are in my opinion the most creatively illustrated texts of psychopharmacology. My trainees rave about his books and quote them often.’ Journal of Clinical Psychiatry

Stahl’s Illustrated Guides

Titles in the Stahl’s Illustrated Series are designed to be fun. Concepts are illustrated by full-colour images that will be familiar to all readers of Stahl’s Essential Psychopharmacology (3rd Ed.) and The Prescriber’s Guide. The visual learner will find that these books make psychopharmacology concepts easy to master, while the non-visual learner will enjoy a shortened text version of complex psychopharmacology concepts. Within each book, each chapter builds on previous chapters, synthesizing information from basic biology and diagnostics to building treatment plans and dealing with complications and comorbidities. Novices may want to approach Stahl’s Illustrated Series by first looking through all the graphics and gaining a feel for the visual vocabulary. Readers more familiar with these topics should find that going back and forth between images and text provides an interaction with which to vividly conceptualise complex pharmacologies.

Chronic Pain and Fibromyalgia Stahl, Stephen M. Contents: 1. Pain affects us all; 2. Neurobiology of pain; 3. The ‘pain patient’; 4. Pain disorders; 5. Pain drugs; 6. Monitoring and caring for patients in pain. November 2009 176 pages 144 b/w illus. 7 tables 9780521133227 Paperback £27.99

Mood Stabilizers Stahl, Stephen M. Contents: 1. Symptoms and spectrum of bipolar disorder; 2. From symptoms to circuits; 3. From circuits to mechanisms; 4. Lithium and various anticonvulsants as mood stabilizers for bipolar disorder; 5. Atypical antipsychotics as mood stabilizers for bipolar disorder; 6. Building a treatment plan. June 2009 176 pages 150 colour illus. 10 tables 9780521758499 Paperback £27.99

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Stahl, Stephen M. and Mignon, Laurence Contents: 1. Neurobiology, circuits, genetics; 2. ADHD across the ages; 3. Comorbidities of ADHD; 4. Drugs and mechanism of actions. November 2009 166 pages 100 b/w illus. 9 tables 9780521133159 Paperback £27.99

Antipsychotics Treating Psychosis, Mania and Depression 2nd Ed Stahl, Stephen M. and Mignon, Laurence Contents: 1. Neurobiology of schizophrenia and mood disorders; 2. Multifunctionality of antipsychotics; 3. Side effects of antipsychotics: metabolic issues and sedation; 4. Individual antipsychotic drugs; 5. Schizophrenia pharmacy and switching strategies. June 2010 200 pages 178 b/w illus. 7 tables 9780521149051 Paperback £27.99

Antidepressants Stahl, Stephen M.

Contents: 1. Neurobiology of depression; 2. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs); 3. Norepinephrine and dopamine reuptake inhibitors (NDRIs) and selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (NRIs); 4. Alpha 2 antagonists as serotonin and norepinephrine; 5. Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) and tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs); 6. Building a treatment plan with novel treatment and augmentation options for depression; 7. Depression in women: treating symptoms throughout the life span; 8. Pharmacokinetics and algorithms to treat depression. May 2009 200 pages 219 colour illus. 9 tables 9780521758529 Paperback £27.99

Anxiety, Stress, and PTSD Stahl, Stephen M. and Grady, Meghan M. Contents: 1. Neurobiology of stress and anxiety; 2. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); 3. Neurotransmitter systems as pharmacological targets for PTSD; 4. First-line medications for PTSD; 5. Second-line, adjunct, and investigational medications for PTSD; 6. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for PTSD; 7. Caring for patients with PTSD; 8. Unique considerations for the military population; Summary. July 2010 200 pages 143 b/w illus. 11 tables 27 exercises 9780521153997 Paperback £27.99

Next Generation Antidepressants


Essential CNS Drug Development Amir Kalali, Joseph Kwentus, Sheldon Preskorn, and Stephen M. Stahl Contents: Preface; 1. History of CNS drug development Sheldon H. Preskorn; 2. Regulatory issues Gwen L. Zornberg; 3. Pre-clinical development Alan J. Cross and Frank D. Yocca; 4. Phase I trials: from traditional to newer approaches Matthew Macaluso, Michael Krams and Sheldon H. Preskorn; 5. Phase II development and the path to personalized medicine in CNS disease Douglas E. Feltner and Kenneth R. Evans; 6. CNS drug development – Phase III Judith Dunn, Penny Randall and Amir Kalali; 7. Statistics issues relevant to CNS drug development Craig H. Mallinckrodt, William R. Prucka and Geert Molenberghs; 8. Clinical trials management at company level Nuala Murphy; 9. Clinical trials management at the site level Joseph Kwentus; 10. Medical writing for CNS indications Ginette Nachman; 11. Dissemination of clinical trial information: multiple audiences, multiple formats Leslie Citrome; 12. The importance of treating cognition in schizophrenia and other severe mental illnesses: background, strategies, and findings to date Philip D. Harvey and Richard S. E. Keefe; 13. Leveraging disruptive technologies to drive innovation in CNS clinical drug development Penny Randall, Judith Dunn and Amir Kalali; Index. Available from April 2012 232 pages 27 b/w illus. 23 tables 9780521766067 Hardback c. £65.00


Self-Assessment Examination in Psychiatry Multiple Choice Questions for Clinicians Stahl, Stephen M. Practitioners, students, and teachers use Stahl’s books and websites to prepare for formal tests, including Board examinations and to achieve CME credits and MoC (Maintenance of Certification) credits towards ongoing ABPN re-accreditation. This book presents a set of self-assessment questions derived from Dr Stahl’s Online Master Psychopharmacology Program. The questions themselves are learning exercises as each one is followed by a thorough explanation of the correct and incorrect answer choices. There are approximately 150 questions divided into ten core areas of psychiatry. This title is ideal for anyone seeking a revision tool in psychopharmacology, either for exam, re-accreditation or self-guided learning purposes. It will also allow those from outside the field of psychiatry to determine whether their competence is equivalent to those taking more formal tests. April 2012 9781107681590 Paperback


Moving Beyond Monoamines to Discover Novel Treatment Strategies for Mood Disorders Edited by Beyer, Chad E. and Stahl, Stephen M. Contents: Preface Chad E. Beyer; 1. Current depression landscape: a state of the field today Laurence Mignon and Stephen M. Stahl; 2. Novel therapeutic targets for treating affective disorders Eliyahu Dremencov and Thomas Cremers; 3. Developing novel animal models of depression Lotte de Groote, Malgorzata Filip and Andrew C. McCreary; 4. Translational research in mood disorders: using imaging technologies in biomarker research Jul Lea Shamy, Adam M. Brickman, Chris D. Griesemer, Anna Parachikova and Mark Day; 5. Defining depression endophenotypes Lisa H. Berghorst and Diego A. Pizzagalli; 6. Genetic and genomic studies of major depressive disorder Roy H. Perlis; 7. Medicinal chemistry challenges in the design of next generation antidepressants David P. Rotella; 8. Application of pharmacogenomics and personalized medicine for the care of depression Keh-Ming Lin, Chun-Yu Chen and Yu-Jui Yvonne Wan; Index. 20 May 2010 150 pages 27 b/w illus. 10 tables 9780521760584 Hardback £55.00


Evidence-Based Psychopharmacology 2nd Edition Edited by Stein, D., Lerer, B. and Stahl, S.M. This 2nd Edition presents up-to-date, comprehensive and high quality reviews of the psychopharmacological evidence-base for each of the major psychiatric disorders, written by expert psychopharmacologists from around the world. It summarises the wealth of new developments in the field and sets them within the context of day-to-day clinical practice. All chapters have been fully updated and new contributions on personality disorders and substance dependence added. Available from March 2012 336 pages 3 b/w illus 9781107007956 Hardback c. £90.00 9781107400108 Paperback c. £45.00

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Stahl Catalogue 2012 Cambridge University Press