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Table of Contents

Chapters

Page

Chapter 1: Awakenings Revisited
Catatonic stupor-past and present. Dopamine, informed consent, neurotransmitters, Pellagra, schizophrenia. Sinemet and levodopa, high dose vitamins. Voyage of new discovery. (Priscilla, Jocelyn: patients; Madelaine, Jocelyn's mother), (Edward, Andrew: students); (boat analogy)
1
Chapter 2: More is Better?
Medication toxicity. Epilepsy, EEGs, generic substitution, infrequent grand mal seizures, labels (disease), Dilantin, new anticonvulsants. (Harry: patient), (Andrew: student); (boat)
31
Chapter 3: The Woman Who Predicts Earthquakes
Strange events. Ambulatory EEGs, cause and effect, labels (psychological), normality, resistant focal seizures. Lamictal. (Lucy: patient; Martin: Lucy's husband)
61
Chapter 4: Defying the Norm
Epileptic psychosis. Hypoglycemia, levels of function, normal variation, targeted prescribing. Depakote. (Eileen)
87
Chapter 5: Explosions in the Brain
Psychosis and diagnostic dilemmas. Atypical spells, Brain firing and atypical "schizophrenia", kindling and chindling, medication compliance, neuroleptic toleration, schizophrenia, temporal lobe disease. Antipsychotics, Clozaril, Trilafon, Risperdal, Tegretol. Voyage of new discovery. (Steven)
107
Chapter 6: Tomorrow I Will Kill Myself
Suicidal hopelessness. Anger, atypical episodes, borderline, chronic fatigue, gun control, meaning, out of labeling use, religion and psychiatry, suicidal ideation. Tegretol. (Wendy)
137
Chapter 7: Sugar and Spice
Drug interactions. Absorption, metabolism, distribution and elimination of medications; cigarettes, jet lag, panic, Parkinson's disease, receptors, serotonin. Sinemet, Theophylline, Vitamin B6, Lasix. (Victor); (bathtub analogy), (boat analogy)
169
Chapter 8: And Everything Nice
Herbal remedies. Absorption. Herbs, Vehicles. Caffeine, Drug development and marketing, MAOIs, Drug regulation, Melatonin, St John's wort, Vitamins. (Ryan); (bathtub analogy)
195
Chapter 9: But It Was Working
Recurrent depression. Agitated and retarded depressions, Alzheimer's and pseudodementia, history of antidepressants, ideal antidepressant, serotonin and norepinephrine. Effexor, Paxil, Serzone, SSRIs, Tricyclics. (Jim); (bathtub analogy), (computer analogy)
217
Chapter 10: The Deep Dark Pit
Chronic refractory depression. Adjunctive antidepressant therapies-lithium, BuSpar, anticonvulsants, benzodiazepines, thyroid, estrogen, ECT, Visken, antipsychotics-detailed pharmacological evaluation, hospitalization. Effexor, Codeine, Prozac, Serzone. (Katie); (bathtub analogy)
251
Chapter 11: Three Steps Forward, One Step Back
Adolescent Depression. Loss of efficacy, meaning, prescription education. BuSpar, Zoloft. Voyage of new discovery. (Suzanne); (bathtub analogy)
285
Chapter 12: Curing the Incurable
Tardive dyskinesia. Longitudinal history perspective, mechanisms of action, social history of psychosis and antipsychotics. Corgard, high dose buspirone. Voyage of new discovery. (Kim, Queenie); (bathtub analogy)
311

Glossaries

Brain: Anatomy and Simplified Functions
344
Analogies: Boat-Pier and Bathtub
345
Neuropsychiatric Drugs
346
Generic to Brand Drugs
348
Brand to Generic Name Drugs
349
Neurotransmitter Effects
350
Medical Abbreviations
351
Medical Terms
352
Index of Concepts
358
Endnotes
364

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