Chapter 7. Psychopharmacological Approaches and ECT

  1. Raghu Raghavan and
  2. Pradip Patel

Published Online: 11 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470774717.ch7

Learning Disabilities and Mental Health: A Nursing Perspective

Learning Disabilities and Mental Health: A Nursing Perspective

How to Cite

Raghavan, R. and Patel, P. (2005) Psychopharmacological Approaches and ECT, in Learning Disabilities and Mental Health: A Nursing Perspective, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470774717.ch7

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 2 SEP 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405106153

Online ISBN: 9780470774717

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Keywords:

  • psychopharmacology;
  • dual diagnosis;
  • mental illness;
  • medication;
  • practice guidelines

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Key themes

  • Psychopharmacology and people with learning disability

  • Good practice in prescribing psychotropic medication

  • Types of psychotropic medication, indications and side effects

  • Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)

  • Conclusion

  • References

  • Further reading