The Language of Mental Health

The Language of Mental Health : A Glossary of Psychiatric Terms

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For many years, the American Psychiatric Glossary has been the standard reference for psychiatrists, residents, psychiatric social workers, and other mental health professionals. Last published 8 years ago, it enjoyed unparalleled dominance in the mental health market. Now comes The Language of Mental Health: A Glossary of Psychiatric Terms, which is designed not only to replace its predecessor but also to improve upon its offerings and bring the content firmly into the twenty-first century.This comprehensive, user-friendly reference boasts an abundance of features, both time-tested and new, as follows:  The number of Glossary definitions has been increased by 25%, and coverage has been expanded to include terms specific to newer psychiatric subspecialties, such as geriatric psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine, and child and adolescent psychiatry. The section on "Medications Used in Psychiatry" is expanded and up to date. Medications are organized by drug class (e.g., antidepressants), subclass (e.g., selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors), trade name (e.g., Prozac), and generic name (e.g., fluoxetine). The section on "Psychiatric Measures" is robust and detailed. For example, the entry under "Neuropsychiatric Measures for Cognitive Disorders" lists nearly a dozen assessments, along with their acronyms or abbreviations. The section on "Mental Health Resources" includes vital descriptions and current contact information for dozens of organizations. The Web addresses are especially useful for those seeking immediate assistance or access to information. Although the reference maintains the level of theoretical, diagnostic, and therapeutic accuracy one would expect from a book for clinicians, it will also prove useful to advocacy groups, attorneys, and mental health patients and their families. Compact enough to slip into a pocket or briefcase, yet substantial enough to withstand frequent consultations and extended study, The Language of Mental Health is a worthy successor to the American Psychiatric Glossary and is the only reference of its caliber and completeness on the more

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  • Paperback | 346 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 22.86mm | 566.99g
  • American Psychiatric Association Publishing
  • VA, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 1585623458
  • 9781585623457
  • 1,389,268

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A must-have resource for both mental health professionals and laypeople, The Language of Mental Health: A Glossary of Psychiatric Terms transcends its title by offering not only a comprehensive, up-to-the-minute glossary of terms, both general and specialized, but also a full complement of features, including commonly used abbreviations, psychiatric measures, medications used in psychiatry, legal terms, and mental health resources. Each section is organized in a logical manner that optimizes ease of use and presentation. Although The Language of Mental Health is designed to be used primarily by professionals, patients and their families, mental health advocacy groups, attorneys, and others also will appreciate its many reader-friendly features. The definitions are written in a style that is direct and accessible, and the Web-savvy list of mental health resources is current and complete. Clinicians will value having critical information in a single volume concise, yet substantial enough to withstand frequent consultation and extended study. Utterly complete and yet accessible, The Language of Mental Health is the most current compendium of psychiatric terminology available today and is essential reading for practitioners, researchers, and more

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"This book is unique to the field and there are few comparable publications. Additionally, the chapter on mental health resources is very valuable, as it includes physical addresses, web addresses, and phone numbers. Overall, this is a nice contribution to the field."-- "Steven T. Herron, M.D., DOODY'S PUBLISHERS' CLUB", "June 2011"show more

About Narriman C. Shahrokh

Narriman C. Shahrokh is Chief Administrative Officer in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine in Sacramento, California.Robert E. Hales, M.D., M.B.A., is Joe P. Tupin Chair and Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry, University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, and Editor-in-Chief, Books, American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.Katharine A. Phillips, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Butler Hospital and the Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.Stuart C. Yudofsky, M.D., is D.C. and Irene Ellwood Professor and Chairman of the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, more

Table of contents

PrefaceGlossaryBibliographyChapter 1. Commonly Used AbbreviationsChapter 2. Medications Used in PsychiatryChapter 3. Psychiatric MeasuresChapter 4. Legal TermsChapter 5. Mental Health Resourcesshow more

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