Clinical Guide to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Disorders / Edition 2

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A concise reference providing all the clinically relevant information required to diagnose and treat patients with mental health disorders.  

A Clinical Guide to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Disorders combines the DSM diagnostic criteria with clear, detailed information on treatment options, listing all drugs available for the disorder and giving full clinical management advice. Each disorder is discussed under the headings of Diagnosis / Differential Diagnosis, including assessment issues, laboratory tests or procedures, gender ratio, prevalence, familial pattern and Treatment, including therapeutic options and practical advice for patient management with the help of tables and treatment flowcharts.

  • The first book on the market to list treatment options and recommendations alongside the DSM-IV classifications of each mental disorder
  • Concise, focused clinical management advice given by the experts, all treatment options are discussed
  • Diagnostic decision trees, treatment flowcharts and algorithms provided for clear management guidance
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Editorial Reviews

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"This book is recommended for psychiatrists, psychologists, primary care physicians, psychiatric and primary care nurse practitioners, clinical social workers, medical students, and residents." (E-STREAMS, September 2007)

"This is a…handy reference that includes all of the DSM-IV illness categories…good reference for diagnosis and treatment of mental illness." (Doody's Health Services)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470745205
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/15/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 558
  • Product dimensions: 7.52 (w) x 9.88 (h) x 1.23 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael B. First Research Psychiatrist and Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Columbia University, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, New York, USA

Allan Tasman Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky, USA

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Table of Contents



Chapter 1. Psychiatric Diagnosis.

Chapter 2. Childhood Disorders: Mental Retardation.

Chapter 3. Childhood Disorders: Learning and Motor Skills Disorders.

Chapter 4. Childhood Disorders: Communication Disorders.

Chapter 5. Childhood Disorders: Pervasive Developmental Disorders.

Chapter 6. Childhood Disorders: Attention-Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders.

Chapter 7. Childhood Disorders: Feeding and Eating Disorders of Infancy or Early Childhood.

Chapter 8. Childhood Disorders: Tic Disorders.

Chapter 9. Childhood Disorders: Elimination Disorders and Childhood Anxiety Disorders.

Chapter 10. Childhood Disorders: Reactive Attachment Disorder of Infancy or Early Childhood.

Chapter 11. Delirium, Dementia, and Amnestic Disorders.

Chapter 12. Mental Disorders Due to a General Medical Condition.

Chapter 13. Substance-Related Disorders: General Approaches to Substance and Polysubstance.

Chapter 14. Substance-Related Disorders: Alcohol.

Chapter 15. Substance-Related Disorders: Amphetamine.

Chapter 16. Substance-Related Disorders: Caffeine.

Chapter 17. Substance-Related Disorders: Cannabis.

Chapter 18. Substance-Related Disorders: Cocaine.

Chapter 19. Substance-Related Disorders: Hallucinogens and MDMA.

Chapter 20. Substance-Related Disorders: Inhalants.

Chapter 21. Substance-Related Disorders: Nicotine.

Chapter 22. Substance-Related Disorders: Opioids.

Chapter 23. Substance-Related Disorders: Phencyclidine.

Chapter 24. Substance-Related Disorders: Sedative, Hypnotics, and Anxiolytics.

Chapter 25. Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders.

Chapter 26. Mood Disorders: Depressive Disorders.

Chapter 27. Mood Disorders: Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder.

Chapter 28. Mood Disorders: Bipolar Disorders.

Chapter 29. Anxiety Disorders: Panic Disorder with and without Agoraphobia.

Chapter 30. Anxiety Disorders: Social and Specific Phobias.

Chapter 31. Anxiety Disorders: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

Chapter 32. Anxiety Disorders: Traumatic Stress Disorders.

Chapter 33. Anxiety Disorders: Generalized Anxiety Disorders.

Chapter 34. Somatoform Disorders.

Chapter 35. Factitious Disorders.

Chapter 36. Dissociative Disorders.

Chapter 37. Sexual Disorders.

Chapter 38. Eating Disorders.

Chapter 39. Sleep and Sleep-Wake Disorders.

Chapter 40. Impulse Control Disorders.

Chapter 41. Adjustment Disorders.

Chapter 42. Personality Disorders.

Chapter 43. Psychological Factors Affecting Medical Condition.


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    This is a must have book, along with the DSM-IV-TR for any psychology student, psychologist or lover of the field. Easy to use, and provides insightful information for various diagnosis and treatments.

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