Effective Treatments in Psychiatry

Overview

This is a book of psychiatry at its most practical level. It answers the sorts of questions psychiatrists ask on a daily basis. What treatments are available for the condition this patient has? What is the evidence for the effectiveness of each of these treatments? Is there any value in combinations of treatment? And, can I be sure that the evidence and recommendations are free from bias? This handy pocket reference summarises the key elements of the Cambridge Textbook of Effective Treatments in Psychiatry. The ...

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Overview

This is a book of psychiatry at its most practical level. It answers the sorts of questions psychiatrists ask on a daily basis. What treatments are available for the condition this patient has? What is the evidence for the effectiveness of each of these treatments? Is there any value in combinations of treatment? And, can I be sure that the evidence and recommendations are free from bias? This handy pocket reference summarises the key elements of the Cambridge Textbook of Effective Treatments in Psychiatry. The text has been revised to provide the most up-to-date evidence for treatment decisions, with an accompanying summary table for each chapter to reinforce the recommendations. It is an essential guide for mental health professionals of all disciplines as well as medical students and trainees.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Aaron Plattner, MD (Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services)
Description: This comprehensive, practical reference summarizes the fundamentals of the editors' 2008 comprehensive book, Cambridge Textbook of Effective Treatments in Psychiatry.
Purpose: The editors strive to provide up-to-date and bias-free information for the daily questions psychiatrists have about a wide spectrum of topics. The editors succeed in this task, which is important because of the ever-growing volume of critical information that is often relayed to providers via the Internet and pharmaceutical representatives.
Audience: The editors describe this as "an essential guide for mental health professionals of all disciplines as well as medical students and trainees." Because of the book's straightforward, easy-to-read style, anyone who provides mental health treatment will benefit from it. Both editors are well respected in their fields and each chapter is written by an expert in that particular topic.
Features: The book's major sections cover organic disorders including dementia, substance abuse, schizophrenia, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, personality disorders, sexual disorders, and child psychiatry. Chapters in each of these sections cover the symptoms and treatment modalities for each subtype. A conclusion and summary table of the treatment options ends each chapter, which at times covered several pages which should be condensed for further editions. A helpful index is present at the end of the book as well as the list of the references. Perhaps future editions could have the references at the end of each chapter which would be more convenient for the reader instead of all of the references together at the end of the text.
Assessment: The editors do an excellent job of summarizing the massive amount of data to present it in manageable chapters. Readers can easily get up to date on treatments for a specific condition in about 15 minutes, with references for further information if needed. The editors include data that prove and disprove effectiveness of treatments, making this book free from bias from outside sources. Because it is so easy to read, this book is helpful for a range of providers from medical students to senior attending psychiatrists.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521124652
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 11/30/2011
  • Series: Cambridge Pocket Clinicians Series
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 576
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Tyrer is Professor of Community Psychiatry in the Department of Psychological Medicine, Imperial College London, UK.

Kenneth R. Silk is Professor of Psychiatry, Director of Personality Disorders Program, University of Michigan Medical School and Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

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Table of Contents

Preface; Part I. Organic Disorders: 1. Delirium; 2. Management of behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia and acquired brain injury; 3. Pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments for deficits in dementia; 4. Pharmacological treatment of psychosis and depression in neurological disease in older adults; Part II. Alcohol: 5. Psychological treatments of alcohol use disorders; 6. Pharmacotherapy of alcohol misuse, dependence and withdrawal; 7. Educational interventions for alcohol use disorders; 8. Complex interventions for alcohol use disorders; 9. Complementary and alternative medicine for alcohol misuse; Part III. Drug Misuse: 10. Empirically-validated psychological therapies for drug dependence; 11. Treatment of stimulant dependence; 12. Treatment of opioid dependence; 13. Treatment of sedative-hypnotic dependence; 14. Treatment of cannabis dependence; 15. Treatment of nicotine dependence; 16. Treatment of co-occurring psychiatric and substance use disorders; Part IV. Schizophrenia: 17. Pharmacological treatments for schizophrenia; 18. Psychological treatments for schizophrenia; Part V. Mood Disorders: 19. Psychopharmacology of mood disorders; 20. Efficacy of brain stimulation and neurosurgical procedures for treatment of mood disorders; 21. Psychotherapy for depression: current empirical status and future directions; 22. Alternative treatments for mood disorders; Part VI. Anxiety and Neurotic Disorders: 23. Treatment of generalized anxiety and somatoform disorders; 24. Panic disorder; 25. Specific phobias and agoraphobia; 26. Social phobia; 27. Obsessive-compulsive disorder; 28. Post-traumatic stress and adjustment disorders; Part VII. Eating Disorders: 29. Psychopharmacology of eating disorders; 30. Other somatic physical treatments and complex interventions for eating disorders; 31. Psychological treatments for eating disorders; 32. Educational interventions for eating disorders; 33. Alternative treatments for eating disorders; 34. Complex treatments for eating disorders; Part VIII. Personality Disorders: 35. Personality disorder; 36. Other treatments for persistent disturbances of behaviour; Part IX. Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders: 37. Effectiveness of treatments of sexual disorders; 38. Disorders of gender identity; Part X. Child Psychiatry: 39. Psychological treatments for children and adolescents; 40. Drugs and other physical treatments; 41. Educational interventions and alternative treatments; 42. Attachment insecurity and attachment disorder; 43. Feeding and sleeping disorders in infancy and early childhood; 44. Evaluating interventions for children with autism and intellectual disabilities; 45. ADHD and hyperkinetic disorder; 46. Oppositional defiant disorder and conduct disorder; 47. Treatment of depressive disorders in children and adolescents; 48. Treatment of psychoses in children and adolescents; 49. Anxiety disorders; 50. Treatment of eating disorders in children and adolescents; List of drug treatments and licences indications; Appendix I; Appendix II: key to effectiveness tables.

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