Antipsychotics: History, Science, and Issues

by Jeffrey Kerner & Bridget McCoy M.D.
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Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Series: The Story of a Drug

Publication Date: January 31, 2017

ISBN: 9781440839894

Binding: Kobo eBook

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The problem of serious mental illness is a widely discussed topic in the media and popular culture. This text provides a comprehensive analysis of antipsychotic medications, covering historical, social, and scientific viewpoints on this important and controversial class of medications.

• Covers the class of antipsychotic medications in whole, addressing topics ranging from the medications' history and the science of how they actually work in the body to the social and legal implications of antipsychotics

• Provides readers with a holistic understanding of an increasingly important class of medications in an accessible format

• Presents an unbiased perspective on a class of medications that has been subject to controversy

• Serves both as an authoritative reference book for students and as a useful source of practical information that will appeal to a general adult audience