Psychiatric Diagnosis

Psychiatric Diagnosis

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Well known for providing a thorough yet concise view of the natural history of psychiatric disorders, this popular text has been completely updated chapter by chapter in this Fifth Edition. Terminology has been revised in line with DSM IV and many recent genetic and neurobiological findings have been included. Some of the areas where there is new material are: genetics and neuroimaging of schizophrenia, combined use of benzodiazepines and neuroleptics in treating schizophrenia, development of antisocial personality, neuropsychological changes in AIDS patients, genetics of Alzheimer's disease, prognosis for delirium in the elderly, and epidemiologyu of anorexia nervosa. As in previous editions, each chapter systematically covers the definition, historical background, epidemiology, clinical picture, natural history, complications, family studies, differential diagnosis, and clinical management of each disorder. The use of follow-up studies to classify psychiatric disorders is emphasized. No other text provides such a lucid, well-documented and critically sound overview of the major syndromes in psychiatry. Medical students and psychiatric residents will continue to find Psychiatric Diagnosis a unique guide to the more

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  • Paperback | 380 pages
  • 138.7 x 208.3 x 25.1mm | 472.77g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 5th Revised edition
  • tables, bibliography
  • 0195104226
  • 9780195104226

About Donald W. Goodwin

Donald W. Goodman, M.D., is Distinguished University Professor at the University of Kansas. Samuel B. Guze, M.D., is Spencer T. Olin Professor of Psychiatry and Head of the Department of Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine. He is also Psychiatrist and Chief of Barnes and Jewish Hospitals at the Washington University Medical more

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'This is an updated, expanded version of a book which had already established a secure place among the best written, most informative, critically sound texts on psychiatric diagnosis.... Obligatory reading for any serious student or worker in the field.'show more

Table of contents

1: Affective Disorders. 2: Schizophrenic Disorders. 3: Panic Disorder (Anxiety Neurosis). 4: Somatization Disorder (Briquet's Syndrome). 5: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. 6: Phobic Disorders. 7: Alcoholism. 8: Drug Dependence. 9: Antisocial Personality (Sociopathy). 10: Delirium, Confusional States, and Dementia (Brain Syndrome). 11: Eating Disorders. 12: The Psychiatric Examinationshow more

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