The 3rd edition of Drug Metabolism in Psychiatry: A Clinical Guide is available from our friend Daniel Carlat, MD and we believe it’s a tremendous resource that’s worth checking out. If you’re a psychiatrist or general practitioner who writes a lot of psychiatric medication prescriptions, this book helps you understand — in straight-forward, plain English — things like:
- Why sublingual administration is often (though not always) faster than swallowing
- How increasing the dose can make drugs seem like extended-release versions of themselves
- How and why drugs reach steady state in 5 half lives
The 145-page book is far more entertaining than the title lets on. It is filled with important information that will help you both prescribe better now, as well as help you better understand the pros and cons of new drugs as they are introduced.
The book also includes a series of unusually practical drug interactions charts that prescribers will find invaluable as they make medication decisions. It also comes with 6 free CME credits.
This is a must-have book for anyone who regularly prescribes any kind of psychiatric medication.