If a patient comes in on one the newest medications for major depression or bipolar depression OR you need to try your patient on one of them, will you know what is clinically needed? Will you need the drug rep to tell you about the medication and will you be able to separate the facts from the hype? Will you be an “up-to-date clinician” who has briefly reviewed key issues and can speak confidently about the medication?
Two problems, however. Who has time to read original papers and even complex review articles with dozens of references? Also, unless you are a researcher in this specific area and have some background in biostatistics, it is not easy to interpret the literature.
This short e-book is the solution to both these problems. I have extracted the most important information about the most recently introduced antidepressants. What you need to know but no unnecessary “academic” or statistical material. Your time is valuable, so no fluff!
Importantly, I provide my opinion to guide you in interpreting the available data about these medications. What could the possible advantages of a particular antidepressant be? How to make sense of the data on a particular antidepressant? Is the data on a particular point convincing or not? Links to handouts for patients with incidence of various adverse effects are provided as well. The name of the series says it all: Simple and Practical. This e-book is a must for those in the mental health field who treat patients with major depressive disorder and want to be up-to-date.
From reviews on Amazon.com
John O’Reardon, MD (Professor of Psychiatry) says:
“Dr. Mago does a fine job of distilling down acres of research which no busy clinician has time to synthesize and producing a practical everyday guide to their usage….The discussion on sexual dysfunction is quite illuminating & strips away the obfuscation and hype that emanates from the pharmaceutical companies in this regard. Similarly his pertinent discussion of clinical trials methodology and how to make a meaningful interpretation of study results is very helpful to the clinician.
Finally brevity is one other merit of this book, There is only so much dense psychopharmacology a mind can take & what Mago serves up here is light & tasteful. Essential reading for residents, fellows, academicians & practicing clinicians.”
Other reviewers comment:
“Dr Mago has done a good job in interpreting some very tricky research data into meaningful clinical use. I highly recommend the book.”
“A Concentrated Dose of Essential Updates: This book is written in an easy-to-read conversational style. It teaches one what is needed for responsible prescribing, without weighing one down with esoteric factoids. I felt the author presented a very fair, evidence-based assessment of the role of these drugs today.”
“This e-book provides an effective, to-the-point review of clinically applicable information and cuts through the jargon that pharmaceuticals may use when “massaging” the data.”
“The latest Antidepressants is a wonderful book. It is well organized and easy to understand.”
“It’s truly an interesting and informative read, written in a conversational format wherein, in no time you are learning a lot more than just about the drug in discussion.”
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