Top 10 Best Books to Read in Pain Medicine Pharmacology - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Pain Medicine Pharmacology. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Pain Medicine Pharmacology - August 2021

New York Times Book Review - 10 Best Books of 2018 A New York Times Notable Book The number-one New York Times best seller. A brilliant and brave investigation into the medical and scientific revolution taking place around psychedelic drugs - and the spellbinding story of his own life-changing psychedelic experiences When Michael Pollan set out to research how LSD and psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) are being used to provide relief to people suffering from difficult-to-treat conditions such as depression, addiction, and anxiety, he did not intend to write what is undoubtedly his most personal book. But upon discovering how these remarkable substances are improving the lives not only of the mentally ill but also of healthy people coming to grips with the challenges of everyday life, he decided to explore the landscape of the mind in the first person as well as the third. Thus began a singular adventure into the experience of various altered states of consciousness, along with a dive deep into both the latest brain science and the thriving underground community of psychedelic therapists. Pollan sifts the historical record to separate the truth about these mysterious drugs from the myths that have surrounded them since the 1960s, when a handful of psychedelic evangelists inadvertently catalyzed a powerful backlash against what was then a promising field of research. A unique and elegant blend of science, memoir, travel writing, history, and medicine, How to Change Your Mind is a triumph of participatory journalism. By turns dazzling and edifying, it is the gripping account of a journey to an exciting and unexpected new frontier in our understanding of the mind, the self, and our place in the world. The true subject of Pollan's "mental travelogue" is not just psychedelic drugs but also the eternal puzzle of human consciousness and how, in a world that offers us both suffering and joy, we can do our best to be fully present and find meaning in our lives.

  • Author: Michael Pollan
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Scientists


2. The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Pain Medicine Pharmacology - August 2021

"A genuine spiritual quest. . . . Extraordinary."  —  New York Times Among the most profound and influential explorations of mind-expanding psychedelic drugs ever written, here are two complete classic books— The Doors of Perception  and  Heaven and Hell —in which Aldous Huxley, author of Brave New World , reveals the mind's remote frontiers and the unmapped areas of human consciousness. This edition also features an additional essay, "Drugs That Shape Men's Minds," now included for the first time.

  • Author: Aldous Huxley
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics; Later Printing edition (July 28, 2009)
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, Essays & Correspondence
  • Dimensions: 5.31 x 0.47 x 8 inches


3. Pharmacy Calculations for Pharmacy Technicians: Master Calculations The Safe & Easy Way Without Formulas

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Pain Medicine Pharmacology - August 2021

This book is divided into eight units containing 33 chapters and over 400 practice problems. Unit 1: Essential Skills   As with any subject, you must master some basic material before you can tackle the main subject. The following topics are cover in Unit 1. The Metric System Apothecary/Avoirdupois/Household Systems Ratios Dimensional Analysis and Ratio Proportion       Rounding Numbers Unit 2: Auxiliary Subjects Unit 2 covers a few subjects which you may or may not need, depending on your school and/or practice. Scientific Notation Significant Figures Roman Numerals Unit 3: Unit Conversions Converting between the various units of measurements used in pharmacy is an essential skill and mastering this unit will set you up for success in the more complex calculations. Unit Conversions-The Basics     Unit Conversions Within the Metric System      Unit Conversions Within the Household System            Unit Conversions Between Metric, Household and Apothecary  Unit Conversions Involving Hours and Minutes  Unit 4: Dosage Calculations This unit starts by covering the terminology then moves on to the various ways to set up and solve the problems. Three levels of problems follow, starting with easy, one-step problems, and moving on to more complex problems. Dosage Calculations-The Basics Dosage Calculations Levels 1, 2, and 3   Body Surface Area Dosing Calculations Unit 5: IV Flow Rate Calculations As with the dosage calculation unit, this unit starts off with the basics then moves on to calculations, starting with easy calculations and progressing to more complex calculations. IV Flow Rate Calculations-The Basics IV Flow Rate Calculations Level 1 and 3 IV Flow Rate Adjustments         Unit 6: Percent and Ratio Strength Calculations As a pharmacy technician, you will encounter drugs expressed in a percent strength every day and it is important that you master this unit. Percent Percent Strength          Percent Error    Ratio Strength  Unit 7: Concentrations/Dilutions/Reconstitution Calculations No pharmacy calculation course would be complete without a section on concentrations and dilutions. The knowledge gained in the previous unit will come in handy here. Concentrations and Dilutions Powder Volume Calculations Serial Dilution Unit 8: Miscellaneous Subjects Be sure to take the self-assessment exam and work on any problem areas. Milliequivalent Calculations      Temperature Conversion Calculations Pharmacy Calculation Puzzles   Self-Assessment Exam

  • Author: Bradley J. Wojcik PharmD
  • Publisher: Spotlight Media (August 19, 2020)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-1951806453
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.47 x 11 inches


4. Outsmart Your Pain: Mindfulness and Self-Compassion to Help You Leave Chronic Pain Behind

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Pain Medicine Pharmacology - August 2021

“Mindfulness and compassion practices should be in everybody’s toolbox for a happier and healthier life. This book is essential reading for providers who treat chronic illnesses and for those suffering from them.”—Arianna Huffington  Pain can be a big, unwieldy box that we struggle to carry all day. But what if we could put down this box, unpack it, and tackle the contents one by one?  Outsmart Your Pain  is Dr. Christiane Wolf’s radically clear, evidence-based guide to relieving chronic pain with mindfulness, complete with twenty easy guided meditations and self-compassion practices, including:  rewriting the “pain story” you tell yourself  practicing loving acceptance of your body as it is  mindfully working through negative emotions  strengthening your inner and outer support systems.  By separating your pain from the stressful thoughts and troubled feelings that come with it, you can lay down your burden and live with joy.

  • Author: Christiane Wolf
  • Publisher: The Experiment (May 25, 2021)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-1615197217
  • Dimensions: 5.67 x 0.79 x 7.09 inches


5. The Easy Cannabis Cookbook: 60+ Medical Marijuana Recipes for Sweet and Savory Edibles

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Pain Medicine Pharmacology - August 2021

The definitive guide to making easy, everyday edibles Go beyond just cookies and brownies as you learn how to serve up delicious edibles perfect for every meal with this comprehensive exploration of cooking with cannabis. Written by Cheri Sicard―nicknamed the “Martha Stewart of weed” by The Daily Beast―this cannabis cookbook provides you with absolutely everything you need to redefine stoner eats. Whether it’s Ganja Gazpacho, Barbecue Chicken, or Deviled Eggs, these simple and straightforward recipes make it a breeze to bring unique, properly dosed edibles to the table. This must-have marijuana cookbook includes: Cannabis 101 ―Discover a crash course on the history of marijuana and all the benefits it provides. Dosing guides ―Find out how to measure potency and make sure your infusions meet their mark. Cooking fundamentals ―Learn fundamental cooking skills, what equipment you need, and more. 60 Tasty recipes ―Go beyond cookies and brownies with recipes for breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and more. Get baked, roasted, and grilled cannabis-infused treats for every meal thanks to The Easy Cannabis Cookbook .

  • Author: Cheri Sicard
  • Publisher: Althea Press (February 13, 2018)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Alternative Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-1939754325
  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.7 x 9.1 inches


6. Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Healthcare Human Again

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Pain Medicine Pharmacology - August 2021

One of America's top doctors reveals how AI will empower physicians and revolutionize patient care Medicine has become inhuman, to disastrous effect. The doctor-patient relationship--the heart of medicine--is broken: doctors are too distracted and overwhelmed to truly connect with their patients, and medical errors and misdiagnoses abound. In Deep Medicine , leading physician Eric Topol reveals how artificial intelligence can help. AI has the potential to transform everything doctors do, from notetaking and medical scans to diagnosis and treatment, greatly cutting down the cost of medicine and reducing human mortality. By freeing physicians from the tasks that interfere with human connection, AI will create space for the real healing that takes place between a doctor who can listen and a patient who needs to be heard. Innovative, provocative, and hopeful, Deep Medicine shows us how the awesome power of AI can make medicine better, for all the humans involved. Illustrations note: 46 Halftones, black & white 11 Tables, black & white

  • Author: Eric Topol MD
  • Publisher: Basic Books; Illustrated edition (March 12, 2019)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-1541644632
  • Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.25 x 9.5 inches


7. Stoelting's Pharmacology & Physiology in Anesthetic Practice

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Pain Medicine Pharmacology - August 2021

Selected as a Doody's Core Title for 2021! Comprehensive, readable, and clinically oriented, Stoelting’s Pharmacology & Physiology in Anesthetic Practice, Sixth Edition, covers all aspects of pharmacology and physiology that are relevant either directly or indirectly to the anesthetic practice—a  challenging topic that is foundational to the practice of anesthesia and essential to master. This systems-based, bestselling text has been thoroughly updated by experts in the field, giving you the detailed information needed to make the most informed clinical decisions about the care of your patients.    Offers trainees and practitioners authoritative content on all aspects of pharmacology and physiology that are relevant to anesthesiology.   Features up-to-date coverage of new drugs, as well as new findings on the actions and interactions of established drugs.  Discusses antimicrobials and chemotherapeutic drugs, as well as special populations such as the newborn, the parturient and fetus, the elderly, and the physiology and pharmacology of resuscitation.  Enrich Your eBook Reading Experience  Read directly on your preferred device(s), such as computer, tablet, or smartphone.  Easily convert to audiobook, powering your content with natural language text-to-speech.

  • Author: Pamela Flood MD MA
  • Publisher: LWW; Sixth edition (July 3, 2021)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1975126896
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 1 x 10 inches


8. Prescriber's Guide – Children and Adolescents: Volume 1: Stahl's Essential Psychopharmacology

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Pain Medicine Pharmacology - August 2021

Child and adolescent psychopharmacology is a rapidly growing field with psychotropic medications used widely in the treatment of this patient group. However, psychopharmacological treatment guidelines used for adults cannot simply be applied for children or adolescents, thus presenting clinicians and nurse practitioners with assessment and prescribing challenges. Based on the best selling resource Stahl's Prescriber's Guide, this new book provides a user friendly step by step manual on the range of psychotropic drugs prescribed for children and adolescents by clinicians and nurse practitioners. Reviewed by expert child and adolescent psychiatrists, the medications are presented in the same design format in order to facilitate rapid access to information. Each drug is broken down into a number of sections, each designated by a unique color background thereby clearly distinguishing information presented on therapeutics, safety and tolerability, dosing and use, what to expect, special populations, and the art of psychopharmacology, and followed by key references.

  • Author: Stephen M. Stahl
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1st edition (October 1, 2018)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1108446563
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.9 inches


9. Ethnopharmacologic Search for Psychoactive Drugs (Vol. 1 & 2): 50 Years of Research

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Pain Medicine Pharmacology - August 2021

A defining scholarly publication on the past and current state of research with psychedelic plant substances for medicine, therapeutics, and spiritual uses. Certain plants have long been known to contain healing properties and used to treat everything from depression and addiction, to aiding in on one’s own spiritual well-being for hundreds of years. Can Western medicine find new cures for human ailments by tapping into indigenous plant wisdom? And why the particular interest in the plants with psychoactive properties? These two conference volume proceedings provide an abundance of answers. The first international gathering of researchers held on this subject was in 1967, sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and U.S. Public Health Service. It was an interdisciplinary group of specialists – from ethnobotanists to neuroscientists – gathered in one place to share their findings on a topic that was gaining widespread interest: The use of psychoactive plants in indigenous societies. The WAR ON DRUGS which intervened slowed advances in this field. Research, however, has continued, and in the fifty years since that first conference, new and significant discoveries have been made. A new generation of researchers, many inspired by the giants present at that first conference, has continued to investigate the outer limits of ethno-psychopharmacology. At the same time, there has been a sea change in public and medical perceptions of psychedelics. There is now a renaissance in research, and some of these agents are actively being investigated for their therapeutic potential. They are no longer as stigmatized as they have been in the past, although they remain controversial. There still remains much work to do in this field, and many significant discoveries remain to be made. So, in June of 2017, once again specialists from around the world in fields of ethnopharmacology, chemistry, botany, and anthropology gathered to discuss their research and findings in a setting that encouraged the free and frank exchange of information and ideas on the last 50 years of research, and assess the current and possible futures for research in ethnopsychopharmacology. The papers given at the 2017 Symposium, organized by Dr. Dennis McKenna, in a handsome two volume boxed collectors set represents perhaps the most significant body of knowledge in this interdisciplinary field available. About Dennis McKenna: He is an icon amongst psychedelic explorers, working to inspire the next generation of ethnobotanists in the search for new medicines for the benefit of humanity and the preservation of the biosphere that produces what is apparent from reading these papers – a rich pharmacopeia of medicines. Essential for academic libraries, pharmaceutical and ethnobotanical collections.

  • Author: Dr Dennis McKenna PhD
  • Publisher: Synergetic Press (July 6, 2018)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-0907791683
  • Dimensions: 7.1 x 2.5 x 10.9 inches


10. CBD Every Day: How to Make Cannabis-Infused Massage Oils, Bath Bombs, Salves, Herbal Remedies, and Edibles

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Pain Medicine Pharmacology - August 2021

CBD is the essential herbal supplement of the twenty-first century that everyone is talking about!  Have you been curious about cannabis, but skeptical of "getting stoned"? Have you tried cannabis, but the psychoactive effects were uncomfortable? Would you like to enjoy the benefits of cannabis without the high? From a mild tingle to completely sober, Sandra Hinchliffe introduces a new world of cannabis pleasure and healing that you can experience every day!  CBD, otherwise known as cannabidiol, a much publicized and well-known cannabinoid from the cannabis plant, is loved by many cannabis connoisseurs and health professionals for the gentle relief and relaxation it offers. In this book, Hinchliffe, author of The Cannabis Spa at Home and High Tea , expertly guides your CBD experience with more than 60 allergy-friendly, preservative-free, artificial fragrance and dye-free recipes, usage and technique guides, and dozens of gorgeous photos. You'll discover how to: Select and work with many strains of CBD-rich cannabis that are low in, or contain no, THC or other psychoactive cannabinoids Prepare and enjoy a variety of CBD forms, such as flowers, resins, and oils Incorporate CBD into dozens of recipes including salad dressings, beverages, snacks, desserts, infusions, herbal medicines, and spa goodies like soap, bath bombs, salves, and lotions. Trim size:7.25 x 7.25 inches

  • Author: Sandra Hinchliffe
  • Publisher: Skyhorse; 1st edition (March 19, 2019)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Cooking by Ingredient
  • ISBN: 978-1510743687
  • Dimensions: 7.25 x 0.9 x 7.25 inches