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American Psychiatric Press Review of Psychiatry


Section Contents: Treatment of refractory mood disorders. Recent advances in geriatric psychiatry. Contributions of self psychology to psychotherapy. Consultationliaison psychiatry. AIDS and HIV infections.
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Section Contents: Treatment of refractory mood disorders. Recent advances in geriatric psychiatry. Contributions of self psychology to psychotherapy. Consultationliaison psychiatry. AIDS and HIV infections.
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Thirty contributions from clinicians and researchers address major advances in five areas: borderline personality disorder, child psychiatry, alcoholism, psychiatry and the law, and difficult situations in clinical practice. Each section features a foreword and afterword by the section editors and each chapter closes with an extensive bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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  • ISBN-13: 9780521380812
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/1989
  • Pages: 664

Table of Contents

Foreword. Contributors. Section I: Borderline Personality Disorder. Foreword to Section I. Epidemiology, diagnosis, and comorbidity of borderline personality disorder. Pathogenisis of borderline personality. Psychodynamic therapies in borderline personality disorder. Psychopharmacologic therapies in borderline personality disorder. Cognitive and behavior therapy for borderline personality disorder. The course of borderline personality disorder. Afterword to Section I. Section II: Child Psychiatry. Foreword to Section II. Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Anxiety disorders in childhood and adolescence. Conduct disorders. Mood disorders in children and adolescents. Mental retardation. Schizophrenic disorders of childhood and adolescence. Afterword to Section II. Section III: Alcoholism. Foreword to Section III. Explanatory models of alcoholism. Epidemiology and genetics of alcoholism. Neurobiology of alcohol action and alcoholism. The DSM-III-R diagnosis of alcoholism. Psychosocial approaches to treatment and rehabilitation. The pharmacotherapy of alcoholism. Afterword to Section III. Section IV: Psychiatry and the Law. Foreword to Section IV. Psychiatric malpractice. Informed consent and competency in psychiatric practice. Involuntary treatment. Criminal responsibility. Child psychiatry and the law. The psychiatrist in court. Afterword to Section IV. Section V: Difficult Situations in Clinical Practice. Foreword to Section V: Countertransference problems. Stress associated with medical malpractice litigation. Treatment of violent patients: concerns for the psychiatrist. When patients kill themselves. The VIP as patient, syndrome, dynamic, and treatment. The psychotherapeutic stalemante. Afterword to Section V. Afterword. Index.

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