Chapter 16. Psychopharmacology

  1. Prabha S. Chandra2,
  2. Helen Herrman3,4,
  3. Jane Fisher5,6,
  4. Marianne Kastrup7,
  5. Unaiza Niaz8,9,
  6. Marta B. Rondón10 and
  7. Ahmed Okasha11
  1. Silvana Sarabia

Published Online: 18 SEP 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470746738.ch16

Contemporary Topics in Women's Mental Health: Global perspectives in a changing society

Contemporary Topics in Women's Mental Health: Global perspectives in a changing society

How to Cite

Sarabia, S. (2009) Psychopharmacology, in Contemporary Topics in Women's Mental Health: Global perspectives in a changing society (eds P. S. Chandra, H. Herrman, J. Fisher, M. Kastrup, U. Niaz, M. B. Rondón and A. Okasha), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470746738.ch16

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India

  2. 3

    Orygen Youth Health Research Centre, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

  3. 4

    WHO Collaborating Centre in Mental Health, Melbourne, Australia

  4. 5

    Key Centre for Women's Health in Society, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

  5. 6

    WHO Collaborating Centre in Women's Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

  6. 7

    Transcultural Psychiatry, Psychiatric Department, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark

  7. 8

    The Psychiatric Clinic & Stress Research Centre, Karachi, Pakistan

  8. 9

    The University of Health Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan

  9. 10

    Cayetano Heredia University, Lima, Peru

  10. 11

    WHO Collaborating Centre for Training and Research in Mental Health, Institute of Psychiatry, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

Author Information

  1. Asociacion Psiquiatrica Peruana, Lima, Peru

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 SEP 2009
  2. Published Print: 13 NOV 2009

Book Series:

  1. World Psychiatric Association Evidence and Experience in Psychiatry Series

Book Series Editors:

  1. Helen Herrman

Series Editor Information

  1. WPA Secretary for Publications, University of Melbourne, Australia

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470754115

Online ISBN: 9780470746738

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Keywords:

  • psychopharmacology;
  • ethical requirements in clinical research - minimising possibility of exploitation;
  • clinical practise and clinical research distinction;
  • information on psychopharmacology - published randomised, double blind clinical trials;
  • women in clinical trials;
  • pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics in women;
  • heterogeneity of response and psychotropic drugs;
  • psychotropic treatments in women;
  • antiepileptic drugs (AEDs);
  • treatment of postpartum disorders

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • History of psychopharmacology

  • Ethics

  • Sources and interpretation of data

  • Women in clinical trials

  • Pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics in women

  • Psychotropic treatments in women

  • Treatment of postpartum disorders