- Book - Soft Cover
- 250 pages
- 6" x 9"
- JOSEPH F WEGMANN, R.PH., LCSW
- PESI Publishing & Media
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- Explain the influence of the DSM-5®, Neurobiology and the Medical Model on Psychopharmacology
- Examine the clinical syndromes for which psychotropic medications are frequently prescribed
- Identify the myriad medication options for treating psychosis, depression, bipolar, anxiety, insomnia and ADHD
- Demonstrate safe and effective approaches for medicating specific populations – youth, pregnant women and older adults
- Address the alternative medication remedies with the best track records for treating commonly encountered mental disorders
- Describe the best techniques and intervention strategies for resolving common psychotropic medication challenges
JOSEPH F WEGMANN, R.PH., LCSW
is a licensed clinical pharmacist and clinical social worker, is a nationally recognized expert in the field of psychiatric medication and behavior management, and a high demand speaker within school systems. Over his 30-year career, he has trained thousands of mental health and educational professionals with his no-nonsense approach to medication management. Joe has published nine books on psychopharmacology, and his signature book, Psychopharmacology, Straight Talk on Mental Health Medications
third edition, was awarded an Independent Book Publishers Association Benjamin Franklin Award for excellence in design and content. He maintains a private practice in New Orleans specializing in the treatment of depression and anxiety. Learn more at
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“Joe has done it again! Psychopharmacology: Straight Talk on Mental Health Medications has been my “go-to” desktop references for several years. With clarity and completeness of information, this resource has provided the opportunity to better coordinate with the professionals who manage my patients’ medications. These resources have helped my patients maintain medication compliance while encouraging personal responsibility for health. The new third edition goes deeper, with an easy-to-use treatment manual, presenting medication as one piece of the mental health puzzle.”
Ronda J. Salge, MA, MSW, LCSW
“Psychopharmacology: Straight Talk on Mental Health Medications always sits on my desk and I refer to it constantly. It is a tremendous opportunity to learn from Wegmann and deliver his expertise to clients who want to make an informed decision about their medications. Joe is utterly impressive in his 'straight talk' of clinical issues -- his book and seminars (and newsletter) are not to be missed!”
Christina Sluberski, LPC LCADC CHt
“This book should be in the toolbox of every mental health professional! I use Psychopharmacology: Straight Talk on Mental Health Medications to educate my clients and this third edition expertly conveys the usefulness of medications in a realistic sense. Joe demystifies psychotropic medications in a language that is teachable and straightforward for both clients and mental health professionals alike.”
Lauren C. Ostrowski, MA, LPC, NCC, DCC
“Joe's third edition of Psychopharmacology: Straight Talk on Mental Health Medications cuts through the fog and hits the mark again! It is easily understood, clinically accurate and is a must have desk reference for clinicians.”
Wallace G. Long III, MSW, LCSW, BCD
“As a mental health clinician and prescriber, I have had the distinct privilege of learning from one of the foremost authorities in the field of psychopharmacology, Joe Wegmann. His clear, practical, and clinically-driven knowledge base has been invaluable in achieving the highest treatment outcomes for my clients. The third edition of Psychopharmacology: Straight Talk on Mental Health Medications delivers a comprehensive review on diagnosis, assessment and treatment strategies for the most common mental health syndromes. His unique focus on proper assessment to determine when is best to utilize psychopharmacology versus other forms of treatment has successfully individualized the care I provide. Every practicing mental health clinician should have this outstanding resource in their library.”
Mindy Cohen, MSN, APRN, C., CGP, CARN