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Straight Talk on Mental Health Medications, 4th Edition

Joseph F Wegmann, R.Ph., LCSW
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Apr 20, 2021
PESI Publishing
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A comprehensive professional resource for mental health treatment - now in it’s fourth edition!

Since 2009, Psychopharmacology: Straight Talk on Mental Health Medications has been the go-to desk reference for professionals who want to expand their knowledge of pharmacological treatment on mental health issues. Author Joe Wegmann draws on over three decades of clinical experience in psychopharmacology and psychotherapy, to provide his unique perspective on psychotropic medication management. He is nationally known for the practical, relevant, and insightful psychopharmacology information he presents in his books, columns, articles, blogs, and workshops - and this edition is no exception.

Packed with detailed discussions of clinical diagnoses, as well as the effectiveness of current treatments, including complementary and alternative medicine, this fourth edition provides the reader a useable blend of the science and art associated with contemporary best practices.

New to the fourth edition:

  • The latest on anxiety disorders - what should and should not be treated with medication
  • New classes of antidepressants and ADHD medications
  • Three key questions to successfully diagnose bipolar disorder
  • Update on the etiology of schizophrenia
  • Psychopharmacology’s role in chronic pain management
  • Opiates, opioids, medical marijuana
  • Complementary and alternative medicine treatment strategies
  • Insomnia and other sleep disorders
  • Telehealth treatment
  • Updated dosing charts



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Joe Wegmann The PharmaTherapist; Joe Wegmann Voiceover

Joe Wegmann, RPh, LCSW is a licensed clinical pharmacist and clinical social worker. His diverse professional background in psychopharmacology and psychotherapy affords him a unique perspective on medication management issues. Joe is well known for the practical, relevant, and insightful psychopharmacology seminars he conducts across the country.

He has written 11 books on psychiatric medication management—including the best seller Psychopharmacology: Straight Talk on Mental Health Medications, now in its fourth edition. Joe writes columns, articles, and blogs for his website; as well as Psychology Today, Social Work Today, Woman’s World, and many others. Joe served as adjunct professor of psychopharmacology in the Master of Social Work program at Southern University of New Orleans for 17 years and maintains an active psychotherapy practice specializing in the treatment of depression and anxiety.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Joseph Wegmann is an author for PESI Publishing and receives royalties. 
Non-financial: Joseph Wegmann has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.


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