CURRENT Diagnosis & Treatment Psychiatry, Second Edition / Edition 2

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The most accessible, integrated source of clinical psychiatric information—completely updated!

CURRENT Diagnosis & Treatment: Psychiatry, Second Edition is the ultimate reference for quickly answering day-to-day questions on psychiatric illness in both adults and children. Comprehensive in scope, yet streamlined in its coverage, this time-saving clinical companion reviews essential psychopharmacologic and psychotherapeutic approaches to the full range of psychiatric disorders.


  • The most effective interviewing techniques and approaches
  • Important evaluation, testing, and decision-making tools and criteria
  • Ready-to-use information on psychiatry and the law, psychological testing, emergency psychiatry, evaluating infants, and more
  • Authoritative coverage of developmental psychology, neuropsychopharmacology, psychiatric genetics, psychoanalysis, and other related areas
  • Helpful section on the principles of evaluating and diagnosing patients, as well as treatment strategies
  • Core sections on adult disorders and pediatric psychiatric problems
  • NEW! Critical updates to key diagnostic, psychopharmacologic, and psychotherapeutic modalities
  • NEW! Section on psychiatric practice in special settings

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

From The Critics
Reviewer: Raj Tummala, MD (Wyeth Pharmaceuticals)
Description: This comprehensive reference of integrated clinical psychiatric information has been updated from the previous edition on key diagnostic, psychotherapeutic, and psychopharmacologic modalities.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a comprehensive and easy to use reference of psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacologic modalities that are commonly used in clinical practice.
Audience: It is targeted at anyone dealing with patients with psychiatric disorders such as students, residents, clinicians, and nurses.
Features: The book is divided into four sections covering all the major aspects of psychiatric medicine and experts author each chapter. The first sections cover all the major areas that form the foundation of clinical practice such as epidemiology, genetics, and neuropsychological assessment. The first section covers concisely patient evaluation techniques and the various forms of treatment interventions. In the second section, all of the major psychiatric disorders in adults are covered in detail. Each disease state is covered in a consistent format that reviews the epidemiology, genetics, clinical findings, and treatment. Disease entities are cross-referenced with DSM IV diagnoses and information is highlighted in tables, graphs, and italics. Each section has a concise reference section. Section three covers all the major disorders seen in children using the same format as the adult section. Of special mention are the chapters on emergency, consultation liaison, and forensic psychiatry. Vignettes are used to describe some of the cases.
Assessment: Overall, this new edition provides the latest information in psychiatric practice, covering all of the major areas in adequate detail in a reader friendly format.
William Miles
This excellent book is essentially a review of the current state of psychiatric knowledge. It is comprised of numerous chapters, each written by contributors considered to be authorities in their fields who provide comprehensive and up-to-date information on commonly (and not so commonly) encountered psychiatric conditions. The purpose is to translate the numerous new discoveries in psychiatry into a form useful to clinicians, residents, and others interested in this field. The editors succeed wonderfully in this endeavor as this book is extremely thorough yet easy to use. According to the editors, the target audience is students, residents, psychiatrists, and primary-care providers who may treat psychiatric patients. Because of the thoroughness of their work, students may find it somewhat overwhelming, but certainly clinicians of any sort would find the book extremely helpful. Coverage in this book is quite thorough, as almost all aspects of psychiatry can be studied. It is divided into five sections. In the first contributors deal with areas of science relevant to psychiatry, such as developmental psychology, psychopharmacology, and epidemiology. In Section II contributors discuss various settings in which psychiatry is practiced, general principles, and psychological testing. There are also good chapters on forensic, consultation/liaison, and emergency psychiatry. The numerous psychiatric syndromes clinicians encounter are covered in the third section. In the fourth and fifth sections the focus is primarily on child and adolescent psychiatry. Numerous books have been written in an attempt to provide clinicians a general review of the complicated field of psychiatry. However,few have succeeded as well as the editors of this book. It is well organized, easy to use, and contains practically every topic a clinician might need to know about in psychiatry. It would be a welcome addition to the library of any clinician who treats psychiatric patients.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071422925
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/7/2008
  • Series: LANGE CURRENT Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 832
  • Sales rank: 904,973
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael H. Ebert, M.D.

Associate Dean for Veterans Affairs and Professor of

Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine

Chief of Staff, VA Connecticut Healthcare System

West Haven, CT

Peter T. Loosen, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Nashville, TN

Barry Nurcombe, M.D.

Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Departments of Pediatric Medicine and Psychiatry and


University of Western Australia, Perth

Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry

University of Queensland, Herston

James F. Leckman, M.D.

Neison Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics,
and Psychology

Director of Research

Yale Child Study Center

Yale University School of Medicine

New Haven, Ct

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Table of Contents

Section I. Psychiatric Principles and Practice1 Clinical Decision Making in Psychiatry, Barry Nurcombe
2 Psychiatric Epidemiology, Dan G. Blazer
3 Psychiatric Genetics, John I. Nurnberger, Jr. and Wade Berrettini
4 The Psychiatric Interview, Barry Nurcombe and Michael H. Ebert
5 Diagnostic Encounter for Children and Adolescents, Barry Nurcombe
6 Psychological and Neurological Assessment, James S. Walker, Howarrd B. Roback, and Larry Welch
7 Diagnostic Evaluation for Children and Adolescents, Barry Nurcombe and Michael G. Tramontana
8 Developmental Psychology, Kenneth A. Dodge
9 Psychopharmacologic Interventions, Richard C. Shelton
10 Behavioral and Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions, Travis Thompson and Steven D. Hollon
11 Psychodynamic and Social Interventions, James I. Nash and James W. Lomax
12 Diagnostic Formulation, Treatment Planning, and Modes of Treatment in Children and Adolescents, Barry Nurcombe
13 Preventive Psychiatry,Barry NurcombeSection II. Psychiatric Disorders in Adults
14 Delirium, Dementia, and Amnestic Syndromes, Joseph A. Kwentus and Howard Kirshner
15 Substance-Related Disorders, Peter R. Martin
16 Schizophrenia, Herbert Y. Meltzer, William V. Bobo, Stephan H. Heckers, and S. Hossein Fatemi
17 Other Psychotic Disorders, Richard C. Shelton
18 Mood Disorders, Peter T. Loosen and Richard C. Shelton
19 Anxiety Disorders, Richard C. Shelton
20 Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Acute Stress Disorder, Douglas C. Johnson, John H. Krystal, and Steven M. Southwick
21 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, William A. Hewlett
22 Somatoform Disorders, Charles V. Ford
23 Factitious Disorders and Malingering, Charles V. Ford
24 Dissociative Disorders, Barry Nurcombe
25 Sexual Dysfunction and Paraphilias, Richard Balon and R. Taylor Segraves
26 Eating Disorders, Harry E. Gwirtsman, James E. Mitchell, and Michael H. Ebert
27 Sleep Disorders, Camellia P. Clark, Polly J. Moore, and J. Christian Gillin
28 Impulse-Control Disorders, John W. Thompson, Jr. and Daniel K. Winstead
29 Adjustment Disorders, Ronald M. Salomon and Lucy Salomon
30 Personality Disorders, David JanowskySection III. Psychiatric Disorders in Children and Adolescents
31 Intellectual Disability, Ludwik S. Szymanski, Sandra L. Friedman, and Elizabeth L. Leonard
32 Learning Disorders, Michael G. Tramontana
33 Motor Skills Disorder and Communication Disorders, Michael G. Tramontana and Barry Nurcombe
34 Autism and the Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Fred R. Volker
35 Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Thomas Spencer
36 Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder, Barry Nurcombe
37 Substance-Related Disorders in Adolescents, Yifrah Kaminer and Deborah R. Simkin
38 Depressive Disorders in Children and Adolescents, David A. Brent
39 Pediatric Bipolar Disorder, David A. Brent and Lisa Pan
40 Suicidal Behaviorand Children and Adolescents, Robert A. King
41 Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents, Barry Nurcombe
42 Child Maltreatment, William Bernet
43 Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Children and Adolescents following a Single-Event Trauma, Brett McDermott
44 Tourette Disorder and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in Children and Adolescents, Michael H. Bloch and James F. Leckman
45 Developmental Disorders of Attachment, Feeling, Elimination, and Sleeping, Barry Nurcombe
46 Gender Identity Disorder, William Bernet
47 Psychological Reactions to Acute and Chronic Systemic Illness in Pediatric Patients, Barry NurcombeSection IV. Psychiatry in Special Settings
48 Emergency Psychiatry, Michael J. Sernyak, Jr. and Robert M. Rohrbaugh
49 Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, Catherine Chiles and Thomas N. Wise
50 Forensic Psychiatry, William Bernet

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