Introductory Textbook of Psychiatry

Introductory Textbook of Psychiatry

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An established resource through three editions, the Introductory Textbook of Psychiatry has been thoroughly revised and tightened up to make it an even more effective text. The authors, long respected as teachers, clinicians, and researchers, have trimmed the content of the previous edition to make the book more practical and easier to use. Throughout, they continue to interweave recent advances in psychiatry with the core knowledge that students new to the field needAfrom grasping the neurobiology and genetics of mental illness to understanding the DSM system to assessing patients. Hailed as a Aproven winnerA and a Aclassic text,A this user-friendly volume is written in an accessible, conversational style for introductory psychiatry courses or psychiatry clerkshipsAor as an authoritative introduction to abnormal psychology for students of psychology, social work, or nursing.
It introduces students to a wide range of psychiatric diagnosesAcovering epidemiology, clinical features, and treatmentAwhile providing additional coverage of special topics such as violence and suicide, legal issues that affect psychiatry, childhood disorders, sleep disorders, and both psychosocial and somatic therapies.
As a teaching resource, it boasts several key features: -tools that enhance learning, such as compelling case vignettes and Aclinical pearlsAAeven more numerous in this editionAplus self-assessment questions -a detailed introduction to the interview process, including specific questions that the clinician might ask patients -a critical review of DSM-IV-TR covering all disorders, arranged by diagnostic class -eleven chapters devoted to specific conditions, from cognitive disorders to personality disorders to impulse-control disorders, with handy tables of DSM-IV diagnostic criteria, practical assessment tips, and other key points -a single-chapter introduction to the basics of child psychiatry, covering mental retardation, autism, ADHD, and more -up-to-date information on drugsAincluding newer antidepressantsAand guidelines for electroconvulsive therapy -a glossary of key psychiatric terms, new to this edition Useful as either an introductory text or a primary reference, the Textbook encourages students to appreciate the art and science of contemporary psychiatry and to enjoy working with psychiatric patients.
And as a concise summary of the field, it also serves as a reliable and an eminently readable refresher for busy practitioners.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 688 pages
  • 149.86 x 228.6 x 27.94mm | 1,043.26g
  • American Psychiatric Press Inc.
  • VA, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 1585622729
  • 9781585622726
  • 1,494,385

Table of contents

Preface. Introduction. Part I: Background. Diagnosis and classification. Interviewing and assessment. The neurobiology and genetics of mental illness. Part II: Psychiatric Disorders. Delirium, dementia, and other cognitive disorders. Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. Mood disorders. Anxiety disorders. Somatoform, dissociative, and related disorders. Alcohol and drug-related disorders. Personality disorders. Sexual dysfunction, paraphilias, and gender identity disorders. Eating disorders. Adjustment disorders. Impulse-control disorders. Part III: Special Topics. Psychiatric emergencies. Child psychiatry. Sleep disorders. Legal issues. Psychological treatments. Psychopharmacology and electroconvulsive therapy. Bibliography. Glossary. Index.
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Review quote

"This updated, thoroughly comprehensive edition remains exceptional. I highly recommend it to any psychiatrist interested in geriatric psychiatry. The publisher offers online access to the textbook but, unfortunately, even after purchasing this expensive book, an additional fee is required for this privilege."-- "Doody Enterprises", "June 12, 2009"
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About Nancy C. Andreasen

Nancy C. Andreasen, M.D., Ph.D., is Andrew H. Woods Chair of Psychiatry, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, and Editor Emeritus, American Journal of Psychiatry. Donald W. Black, M.D. is Professor of Psychiatry, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine.
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