Section 6 (References for Prescribing Guidelines Manual)

This Prescribing Guidelines Manual was developed through a review of ten key references. The most important references were the Physician Desk Reference, the Physician Desk Reference Guide to Drug Interactions/Side Effects, and the Handbook of Psychiatric Drug Treatment. The psychiatric literature was also important; as their research articles provided clinical information which was not fully explored in the other references.

Some portions of the Prescribing Guidelines Manual were taken directly from the reference material. For example, certain graphs remained unchanged from their original texts. Other portions of the Prescribing Guidelines Manual were paraphrased from the reference material. For example, medication guidelines were taken directly from several key references, like the Physician Desk Reference and the Handbook of Psychiatric Drug Treatment.

With the collection of this varied material, the intent was to present the clinical information with as few changes as possible. This Prescribing Guidelines Manual does not represent the subjective views of its committee members. Instead, this manual represents the basic, educational information on the psychiatric medications included in this document, as described and discussed in the following psychiatric references.

  1. American Journal of Psychiatry, January 1995 - January 1999
  2. Archives of General Psychiatry, January 1995 - January 1999
  3. California Department of Mental Health, State Psychiatric Hospitals, Psychotropic Medication Guidelines, 1994
  4. Drug Facts and Comparisons, 1999
  5. Handbook of Psychiatric Drug Treatment, Harold Kaplan, MD & Benjamin Sadock, MD, Second Edition, Copyright 1996
  6. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, January 1995 - January 1999
  7. Physician Desk Reference, 1999
  8. Physician Desk Reference Guide to Drug Interactions, Side Effects, 1999
  9. Psychiatric Services, January 1995 - January 1999
  10. Psychiatric Times, January 1995 - January 1999
  11. Psychosomatics, January 1995 - January 1999