Editor, International Drug Therapy NewsletterEmeritus Director of Research, Taylor Manor HospitalEllicott City, Maryland, U.S.A.All the Worse for the Fishes: Conceptual and Historical Background of Polypharmacy in PsychiatryS. Nassir GhaemiPolypharmacy of Bipolar DisorderS. Nassir Ghaemi and James Y. KoPolypharmacy of DepressionS. Nassir Ghaemi and Allison AppletonPolypharmacy in SchizophreniaGodehard OepenPolypharmacy of Anxiety DisordersSrinivasan S. PillayPolypharmacy of Posttraumatic Stress DisorderAmy BanksPolypharmacy in the Medically Ill Psychiatric PatientRobert Joseph and Nicholas KontosPolypharmacy in the ElderlyCornelia CremensPolypharmacy in Children and AdolescentsLinda Zamvil and Jessica CannonPsychosocial Aspects of Polypharmacy: The Social Work PerspectiveHeather E. Hewitt, Joseph Walsh, and S. Nassir GhaemiPolypharmacy of Alternative and Herbal MedicationsDavid MischoulonThe Psychology of PolypharmacySrinivasan S. Pillay and S. Nassir GhaemiHeroic Measures: Cultural Aspects of Aspects of PolypharmacyS. Nassir GhaemiOur Pills and Potions: Conclusions About Polypharmacy in PsychiatryS. Nassir GhaemiIndexThis practical reference examines the advantages and disadvantages of polypharmacy in psychiatry, and provides up-to-date clinical guidelines on the appropriate use of combinations of pharmacological therapy in major psychiatric disorders-including multidisciplinary approaches to treatment, such as social work and psychopharmacology, and an examination of the psychotherapeutic and historical aspects of polypharmacy.Consolidates all available and current material on polypharmacy and psychiatry into one comprehensive volume.Polypharmacy in Psychiatry discusses therapy ofschizophrenia and the use of atypical antipsychotic agents anxiety disorders post-traumatic stress disorder and the roles of serotonin, opioids, and glutamate bipolar disorder and the use of novel anticonvulsants clinical depression and the use of thyroid hormone and lithium augmentation, serotonin reuptake inhibitors, and neuroleptic agents psychiatric disorders in children, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, tic disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, and conduct disorders the medically ill psychiatric patient the elderlyPolypharmacy in Psychiatry also discussesthe use of alternative and herbal medications psychosocial aspects of polypharmacy the psychology of polypharmacy cultural components of polypharmacy historical backgroundFeaturing more than 700 works cited, this invaluable reference is essential reading for psychiatrists; psychopharmacologists; behavioral neurologists; psychiatric nurse practitioners; social workers; clinical psychologists and other psychotherapists; and upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in these disciplines.