Pharmacogenetics of Psychotropic Drugs

Pharmacogenetics of Psychotropic Drugs

This book provides a conceptual framework for understanding and studying the pharmacogenetics of psychotropic drugs, reviews advances in the field, and describes the findings that have already emerged. Coverage extends to antipsychotics, antidepressants and mood stabilizing, cognitive-enhancing and anxiolytic drugs. The volume also examines the interface of pharmacogenetics with substance dependence and brain imaging, and considers its impact on the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. This book defines the young field of pharmacogenetics as it applies to psychotropic drugs, and is therefore an essential reference for all clinicians and researchers involved.


"This book gives a comprehensive review of the current state of the art covering almost all aspects of psychiatric pharmacogenetics. It provides an excellent introduction to the newcomer in this field and at the same time it is a most valuable source of information also for the experts." JÜrgen Brockmöller, Georg-August-University, Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica

"Overall, this is a well-written book on a subject which is often found complicated and difficult." European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology

"The book does an excellent job of providing a comprehensive overview of the field of psychopharmacogenetics and reviewing pertinent research findings.... As a whole, Pharmacogenetics of Psychotropic Drugs is an exceptional text.... Anyone who works with psychotropic drugs should have a copy of this text." The Annals of Pharmacotherapy

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