Introductory Textbook of Psychiatry
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Introductory Textbook of Psychiatry

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As a scientific discipline, psychiatry has enormous breadth. It comprises both the technical, as in the frontier-expanding research in molecular genetics - and the human and personal, as in the insights and support therapeutically given when a clinician treats a patient. "The Introductory Textbook of Psychiatry" equips the clinical student with a sure and knowledgeable grasp of the many facets of psychiatry. Now in its fifth edition, this best-selling book has been revised and updated to reflect the latest advancements in the field. Guiding readers in an easy-to-follow, conversational style, the expert authors and teachers divide the text into three parts: Part I focuses on the background of psychiatry, including diagnosis and classification, interview and assessment techniques, and the neurobiology and genetics of mental illness. Part II introduces all DSM disorders, arranged by diagnostic category. Part III addresses special topics, such as legal issues, child psychiatry, psychotherapy, and psychopharmacology. The book also includes insightful case vignettes, valuable key points, helpful self-assessment questions, useful tables and charts throughout, and a glossary of commonly used terms. "The Introductory Textbook of Psychiatry, Fifth Edition", is a comprehensive textbook made for learning. This relevant and essential tool will give its readers an advantageous start in the exciting field of contemporary psychiatry.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 734 pages
  • 154.94 x 228.6 x 43.18mm | 975.22g
  • American Psychiatric Association Publishing
  • American Psychiatric Publishing
  • VA, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 5th Revised edition
  • 4 halftones, 8 line drawings, 113 tables
  • 1585624004
  • 9781585624003
  • 355,844

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"It is no surprise that the "Introductory Textbook of Psychiatry", by Black and Andreasen, is now in its fifth edition. This book is beautifully written, well-organized, and easy to use. The authors present essential information in a clear and readable style, making it a valuable and authentic resource for students, trainees, and clinicians. This is one of those books that you want on the shelf within easy arm's reach!"-- "John M. Oldham, M.D., Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff, The Menninger Clinic; Professor and Executive Vice Chair, Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine"show more

About Donald W. Black

Donald W. Black, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Residency Training at The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City, Iowa. Nancy C. Andreasen, M.D., Ph.D., is the Andrew H. Woods Chair of Psychiatry and Director, Neuroimaging Research Center, and Mental Health Clinical Research Center, The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City, Iowa.show more

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As a scientific discipline, psychiatry has enormous breadth. It comprises both the technical, as in the frontier-expanding research in molecular genetics -- and the human and personal, as in the insights and support therapeutically given when a clinician treats a patient. The Introductory Textbook of Psychiatry equips the clinical student with a sure and knowledgeable grasp of the many facets of psychiatry.Now in its fifth edition, this best-selling book has been revised and updated to reflect the latest advancements in the field. Guiding readers in an easy-to-follow, conversational style, the expert authors and teachers divide the text into three parts: Part I focuses on the background of psychiatry, including diagnosis and classification, interview and assessment techniques, and the neurobiology and genetics of mental illness. Part II introduces all DSM disorders, arranged by diagnostic category. Part III addresses special topics, such as legal issues, child psychiatry, psychotherapy, and psychopharmacology. The book also includes insightful case vignettes, valuable key points, helpful self-assessment questions, useful tables and charts throughout, and a glossary of commonly used terms.The Introductory Textbook of Psychiatry, Fifth Edition, is a comprehensive textbook made for learning. This relevant and essential tool will give its readers an advantageous start in the exciting field of contemporary psychiatry.show more

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