Comprehensive coverage on all options available to the self-treating patient. This worldwide standard on self-care and nonprescription products uses an evidence-based approach to establish the safety and effectiveness of self-care options for particular disorders. The book's interactive approach teaches students how to assess a disorder and recommend self-care options based on clinical studies, and patient factors and preferences. The 13th edition provides practitioners with quick access to OTC drug information, assessment techniques, treatment algorithms, assessment Q&A, case studies, and patient counseling information. An index lists major topics of each disorder, as well as generic and trade names of nonprescription products and dietary supplements. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition. This is the gold-standard on self-care and non-prescription products! This book uses an evidence-based approach to establish the safety and effectiveness of self-care options for particular disorders. Thoroughly updated and revised with seven new chapters, this edition reflects recent FDA rulings and continues to emphasize communication and information-gathering skills. It features treatment algorithms, new assessment cases studies, and patient counseling information for each disorder.