chapter  9
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Chapter 9

ByWilliam F. Pettit, Donald Mishra, Mitchell S. Finkel

There has been a proliferation of new medications in every field of medicine over

the past half-century. This has been particularly true in the area of psycho-

pharmacology. Entirely new classes of psychotropic medications have been

developed, resulting in improved efficacy and safety. Increased efficacy has led to

widespread use of these medications to the benefit of literally millions of patients.