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Psychopharmacology: Straight Talk on Mental Health Medications, Third Edition

Congratulations to Joe Wegmann, and his book, Psychopharmacology, 3rd Edition, for winning a silver medal at the 2016 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards for editorial and design excellence in the Professional & Technical Category.

This is the definitive guide and desk reference for healthcare professionals and patients to expand their knowledge in the pharmacological and behavioural treatment of psychosis, anxiety, depression, bipolar, insomnia and ADHD.

  • New to the third edition:
  • DSM-5® and psychotropic medication prescribing
  • New risk factors with antidepressants
  • Anxiety treatment -- what should not be medicated
  • Herbal and other alternative treatments
  • Latest in geriatric psychopharmacology
  • Psychotropic medication discontinuation-safe strategies that work
  • Additive and combination medication protocols
  • Newly released psychiatric medications
  • Dosage Range Charts


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Joseph Wegmann, R.Ph., LCSW
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Jul 01, 2015
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Joe Wegmann The PharmaTherapist; Joe Wegmann Voiceover

Joseph Wegmann, R.Ph., LCSW, is a licensed clinical pharmacist and a clinical social worker with more than thirty years of experience in the field of psychopharmacology. His diverse professional background in psychopharmacology and counseling affords him a unique perspective on medication management issues. In addition to consulting with numerous psychiatric facilities, he has presented psychopharmacology seminars to thousands of clinicians in 46 states.

Joe has also served as a Clinical Director of Pharmacy Services at a major metropolitan area hospital and as a Regional Director of Hospital Services for Premier Healthcare Corporation. He has served as Adjunct Professor of Psychopharmacology in the graduate School of Social Work at Southern University of New Orleans for 16 years and maintains an active psychotherapy practice specializing in the treatment of depression and anxiety.

Joe is the author of Psychopharmacology: Straight Talk on Mental Health Medications,Third Edition (PESI, 2015) and Behavior Management Guide for the Classroom: Assessments, Best Practices and Interventions for Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar and Disruptive Behaviors (PESI, 2018).


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