Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Disorders Across the Lifespan / Edition 1

Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Disorders Across the Lifespan / Edition 1

by Stephanie M. Woo, Carolyn Keatinge
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471689289

ISBN-13: 9780471689287

Pub. Date: 05/02/2008

Publisher: Wiley

A complete and thorough guide to the diagnosis and treatment ofmental disorders—covering the most current advances in the field

Understanding the origins of psychological distress and how to ameliorate its symptoms has long been a source of both fascination and challenge to the clinical therapist. For every clinician, the task of grasping and integrating

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A complete and thorough guide to the diagnosis and treatment ofmental disorders—covering the most current advances in the field

Understanding the origins of psychological distress and how to ameliorate its symptoms has long been a source of both fascination and challenge to the clinical therapist. For every clinician, the task of grasping and integrating diverse sources of information, such as research methodologies, assessment measures, diagnostic systems, and even information from fellow clinicians, into clinical pratice can be daunting.

Designed to serve as a trusted desktop reference for all mental health professionals that addresses issues of lifespan and cultural diversity, Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Disorders Across the Lifespan expertly covers etiology, clinical presentation, intake and interviewing, diagnosis, and treatment of a wide range of DSM-IV-TR disorders that occur in people of all ages. The most current advances in the field are discussed, drawn from clinical and research literature, and practical strategies and tips are provided for dealing with a wide range of clients. Included are chapters addressing essential clinical skills that lay the foundation for evaluation and treatment, as well as chapters addressing specific clinical disorders.

This reference thoroughly discusses the many essentials necessary to diagnose and treat various clinical disorders, including:

  • Disorders of childhood
  • Substance-related disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders
  • Mood disorders
  • Anxiety disorders

Providing hands-on examples that make the material come to life, chapters covering specific clinical disorders end with an "Advanced Topic" that presents information on a specialized issue related to assessment, diagnosis, or treatment. Valuable as a clinical diagnostic training manual for beginning mental health clinicians and as a reference guide for seasoned therapists, Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Disorders Across the Lifespan is an indispensable resource for all mental health professionals.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471689287
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/02/2008
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
1152
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 10.08(h) x 2.26(d)

Table of Contents


Preface     ix
Acknowledgments     xi
Fundamental Clinical Skills     1
Intake and Interviewing     3
Crisis Issues     63
Essentials of Diagnosis     111
Fundamentals of Treatment Planning     155
Clinical Disorders     195
Disorders of Childhood I: Pervasive Developmental Disorders     197
Disorders of Childhood II: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Other Disruptive Behavior Disorders     265
Cognitive Disorders     331
Substance-Related Disorders     397
Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders     469
Mood Disorders     533
Anxiety Disorders     603
Somatoform and Related Disorders     681
Eating, Sleep, Sexual, and Gender Identity Disorders     745
Personality Disorders     801
Psychopharmacology     879
References     897
Author Index     1087
Subject Index     1121

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