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Psychopharmacology: General and Disorder-Specific Ethical and Clinical Considerations




Books, Journals & Other Articles

Collaborative Mental Health Care


  • Preston, J, O’Neal, J & Talaga M (2017). Handbook of clinical psychopharmacology for therapists: 8th edition. New York, New Harbinger
  • Schatzberg, Alan & Nemeroff, Howard (2017). Essentials of clinical psychopharmacology, Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association

Minorities & Other Vulnerable Populations

Antidepressants & Bipolar Disorder


  • Bhat, V & Hechtman, L (2016). Considerations in selecting pharmacological treatments for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Clinical Pharmacist, Feb 11, doi:
  • Clemrow, David (2014). The potential for misuse and abuse of medications in ADHD: a review, Postgraduate Medicine 126 (5), 64-81
  • Elliott, G., Blasey, C., Rekshan, W, et al (2014). Cognitive testing to identify children with ADHD who do and do not respond to methylphenidate, Journal of Attention Disorders 21 (14), 1151-1160
  • Jaber, L, Rigler, S, Shuper, A & Diamond, G (2014). Changing epidemiology of methylphenidate prescriptions in the community: a multifactorial model, Journal of Attention Disorders 21 (14) , 1143-1150
  • Liguori, Anthony (2013). Psychopharmacology of attention: The impact of drugs in an age of increased distractions. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology 21(5), 343-344
  • Robb, A., Findling, R et al (2014). Efficacy, safety, and tolerability of a novel methylphenidate extended-release oral suspension (MEROS) in ADHD, Journal of Attention Disorders 21 (14), 1180-1191
  • Robitaille, C et al. (2016). Prescription psychostimulant use among young adults: a narrative review of qualitative studies, Substance Use & Misuse 51 (3), 357-369
  • Roskell, N.S. et al (2014). Systematic evidence synthesis of treatments for ADHD in children and adolescents: indirect treatment comparisons of lisdexamfetamine with methylphenidate and atomoxetineCurrent Medical Research and Opinion(8):1673-85. doi: 10.1185/03007995.2014.904772.
  • Weyandt, Lisa L.; Oster, Danielle R.; Marraccini, Marisa E.; Gudmundsdottir, Bergljot Gyda; Munro, Bailey A.; Rathkey, Emma S.; & McCallum, Alison (2016). Prescription stimulant medication misuse: Where are we and where do we go from here? Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology 24(5), 400-414


Websites - Alternative Views

  • Peter Breggin is a leading voice in advising caution in the use of psychotropics. His website has a wide array of articles, books, videos, and podcasts
  • The Icarus Project - A website by people with mental disorders advocating for collaborative and humane mental health care
  • Mindfreedom - A website by people with mental disorders advocating for collaborative and humane mental health care


Journal Articles & Books - Alternative Views

  • Ahmadian-Attari, M., Noorbala, A. et. al (2015). Omega-3 fatty acids and cholesterol have a main role in antidepression diet of Iranian traditional medicine, Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine, 22 (2), 205-209.
  • Barnett, Jeffrey, Shale, Allison, Elkins, G & Fisher, W (2014). Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Psychologists: An Essential Resource, Washington, DC: American Psychological Association
  • Bridges, L & Sharma, M (2017). The efficacy of yoga as a treatment for depression, Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine, 22 (4), 1017-1028.
  • Green, Jen and Wright, Heather (2017). From bench to bedside: converting placebo research into belief activation, The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 23 (8), 575-580.
  • Grodin, M, Piwowarczyk, L et. al (2008). Treating survivors of torture and refugee trauma: a preliminary case series using qigong and t'ai chi, The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 14 (7), 801-806
  • Poland, R,  Gertsik, al (2013).  Open-label, randomized, parallel-group controlled clinical trial of massage for treatment of depression in HIV-infected subjects, The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 19 (4), 334-340.
  • Redwine, L, Tsaung, M et. al (2012). A pilot study exploring the effects of a 12-week t'ai chi intervention on somatic symptoms of depression in patients with heart failure, The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 18 (8), 744-748.

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