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Healy, D. (2004) Psychiatric Drugs Explained . (4th edition)

The new edition of this book will continue to provide a comprehensive and clear guide to the uses, benefits and impact of psychotropic drugs.   The major drug categories are listed and the clinical uses, modes of action and side effects of principal drugs in each category are described.   In addition to a comprehensive review of drug treatment, the text also addresses important issues for professionals and their clients concerning consent, liability and the management of side effects and withdrawal. 


Miller, W. and Rollnick, S. (2002). Motivational Interviewing: Preparing People for Change . (2nd edition).  London: Guilford Press

Extensively rewritten, this revised and expanded second edition now brings MI practitioners and trainees fully up to date.   This book explains how to work through ambivalence to facilitate change, present detailed guidelines for using their approach, and reflect on the process of learning MI.


Taylor, Paton, C. and Kerwin, D. (Editors) (2007) The Maudsley  Prescribing Guidelines . (9th revised edition)  London: Informa Health Care

  Now entering its Ninth Edition, "Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines" is the most widely used guide to psychiatric prescribing in the UK.  The guidelines are an essential means by which psychiatrists and other healthcare professional stay current with the latest advances in prescribing.  It provides practically useful advice for common clinical situations and is an essential text for prescribers, nursing staff, pharmacists, GPs, and those in related professions


Rollnick, S., Miller, W. and Butler, C. (Authors) (2008) Motivational Interviewing in Health Care: Helping Patients Change Behavior (Applications of Motivational Interviewing).  Guilford: US


Written specifically for health care professionals, this book presents powerful tools to enhance communication with patients and guide them in making choices to improve their health, from weight loss, exercise, and smoking cessation, to medication adherence and safer sex practices.  Engaging dialogues and vignettes bring to life the core skills of motivational interviewing (MI).