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Psychotropic Medications in Cancer Care 

Psychotropic Medications in Cancer Care
Psychotropic Medications in Cancer Care
Psycho-Oncology (3 ed.)

David P. Yuppa

and Ilana M. Braun


The chapter provides an overview of psychotropic medications, reviewing major classes, on- and off-label uses, mechanism and duration of action, side effects, risks, and important pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic drug-drug interactions. This chapter is meant to supplement chapters on particular disorders and symptoms that include more detailed information on psychiatric medication uses. For purposes of this chapter, pharmacokinetic interactions are defined as those that alter the amount and duration of a drug’s availability; pharmacodynamic interactions as the antagonistic, additive, or synergistic clinical effects of concomitantly administered agents.

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