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The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is a medical specialty society of psychiatrists working together to ensure humane care and effective treatment for all persons with mental disorders, including mental retardation and substance-related disorders.

The American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology's (ASCP) mission is to advance the science and practice of clinical psychopharmacology, promote clinical research of psychiatric disorders, and the delivery of high quality patient care.


PsycINFO is an expansive abstracting and indexing database with more than 3 million records devoted to over 2,200 peer-reviewed journals in the behavioral sciences and mental health, making it an ideal discovery and linking tool for scholarly research in a host of disciplines. Washington (DC): American Psychological Association; 1980- .

Selected Resources

Chew RH, Hales RE, Yudofsky SC, editors. What Your Patients Needs to Know About Psychiatric Medications. 2nd ed. Washington (DC): American Psychiatric Press; 2009.

Comerford KC, editor. Nursing 2011: Psychiatric and Mental Health Drug Handbook. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins; 2011.

Janick PG, Marder SR, Pavuluri MN. Principles and Practice of Psychopharmacology. 5th ed. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins; 2011.

Klykylo, William M, et al. Green's Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychopharmacology. 5th ed. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Willams & Wilkins Health; 2014.

Ruiz R, Strain E, editors. Lowinson and Ruiz's Substance Abuse: a comprehensive textbook. 5th ed. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins; 2011.

Mental Health Medications from the National Institute of Mental Health; 2013- .

Martin A, Scahill L, Kratochvil CJ, editors. Pediatric Psychopharmacology: principles and practice. 2nd ed. Oxford (U.K.): Oxford University Press; 2011.

Jacobson SA, Pies RW, Katz IR, editors. Clinical Manual of Geriatric Psychotherapy. Washington (DC): American Psychiatric Association; 2007.

Stahl SM. Stahl's Essential Psychopharmacology: neuroscientific basis and practical applications. 3rd ed. New York: Cambridge University Press; 2008.

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