Introductory Textbook of Psychiatry

Introductory Textbook of Psychiatry

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The third edition of this text depicts psychiatry as a field virtually exploding with new knowledge. Its two authors present the fundamentals for practising psychiatry. The field is summarized in four sections on: background (such as history, diagnosis and neurobiology); psychiatric disorders (such as cognitive, mood, anxiety, dissociative, and personality disorders); special topics (such as violent behaviour and legal issues); and psychosocial and somatic treatments. In addition to findings about specific psychiatric disorders and new case vignettes, illustrations and tables, the authors include expanded chapters on the psychiatric aspects of AIDS, reflecting the exponential increase in knowledge about this still-unchecked world-wide epidemic, and on somatic treatments, reflecting the burgeoning knowledge about new drug treatments, particularly antidepressants. The authors have also added the Beck Depression Inventory - a self-report patient questionnaire to help the clinician obtain an objective measure of the patient's condition - to their appendix of commonly-used diagnostic scales and measurements. They also include model curriculum recommendations for students and psychiatry clerkship directors. The text should be suitable for third- and fourth-year medical students rotating through psychiatry and for first- and second-year residents, and generally for clinicians in private practice, social workers, nursing students, physician's assistants, and laypersons interested in learning more about psychiatric more

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  • Paperback | 912 pages
  • 152.4 x 223.5 x 38.1mm | 1,133.99g
  • American Psychiatric Association Publishing
  • American Psychiatric Press Inc.
  • VA, United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • illustrations, tables
  • 158562036X
  • 9781585620364

Table of contents

Part 1 Background: The Global Burden of Mental Illness - from Biblical Times to the 21st Century; Diagnosis and Classification; Interviewing and Assessment; The Neurobiology of Mental Illness. Part 2 Psychiatric Disorders: The Cognitive Disorders; Schizophrenia; Delusional Disorder and Other Psychotic Disorders; Mood Disorders; Anxiety Disorders; Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder; Somatoform and Related Disorders; Dissociative Disorders; Alcohol-Related Disorders; Other Disorders Related to Substance Use; Personality Disorders; Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders; Eating Disorders; Adjustment Disorders; Disorders of Impulse Control. Part 3 Special Topics: Suicidal Behaviour and Violence; Psychiatric Aspects of HIV Infection; Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence; Sleep Disorders; Legal Issues in Psychiatry. Part 4 Treatments: Psychosocial Treatments; Somatic Treatments. Appendix: Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS); Scale for the Assessment of Negative Symptoms (SANS); Scale for the Assessment of Positive Symptoms (SAPS); Beck Depression Inventory (BDI).show more

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"It has been expertly coauthored by Andreasen and Black to give a well-written and attractively produced text that is bursting with information. The scope of the text is remarkably broad, from the historical underpinnings of psychiatry to more recent developments in evaluation and treatment. The inclusion of clinical vignettes and an appendix that provides a range of rating scales and questionnaires adds interest and usefulness."- "Ronan McIvor, Consultant Psychiatrist, British Journal of Psychiatry," "December 2002"show more

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