Essentials of Psychiatry


Essentials of Psychiatry provides a synopsis of the most critical material in the field of psychiatry. It covers the whole field, including assessment of the patient, definitions of each disorder, all treatment options and prognosis. The phenomenological classification of disorders is based on the APA?s DSM-IV-TR: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. This is followed by full treatment plans for each condition and a review of each therapy option in a ...
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Essentials of Psychiatry provides a synopsis of the most critical material in the field of psychiatry. It covers the whole field, including assessment of the patient, definitions of each disorder, all treatment options and prognosis. The phenomenological classification of disorders is based on the APA’s DSM-IV-TR: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. This is followed by full treatment plans for each condition and a review of each therapy option in a dedicated therapeutics section.
  • Provides all the clinical information needed by psychiatry trainees to complete their residency and pass the boards
  • All psychiatric assessment tools are described in detail
  • Full descriptions of the DSM-IV-TR Diagnostic Criteria sets for each disorder
  • Clinical vignettes (case histories) describe difficult clinical scenarios and give management options and outcome

This book is relevant to trainees in psychiatry worldwide, as well as other mental health workers such as psychologists, mental health nurses and social workers.

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"Rarely have I read a book that is so packed with facts, figures, and in general, everything you may want to know about psychiatry." (PsycCRITIQUES, August 15, 2007)

"…a marvelous, thorough review of psychiatry in a well-organized, easy-to-read fashion…Most clinicians will find that this single volume book will meet their needs for a comprehensive textbook of psychiatry." (Doody's Health Services)

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: William Miles, MD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: This softcover book is an abridged version of the authors' two-volume comprehensive psychiatric textbook Psychiatry, 2nd edition (John Wiley & Sons, 2003).
Purpose: The purpose is to provide an abbreviated yet thorough overview of clinical psychiatry. Although there are already other books that serve this purpose, these are still worthy objectives, and the authors certainly meet them.
Audience: According to the authors, this book is written for psychiatry residents, nonpsychiatric physicians, medical students, and other mental health professionals. This target audience would find the book enormously beneficial, but practicing psychiatrists should be included in this list.
Features: The book is divided into six parts: patient approaches, normal human behavior, scientific foundations, assessment, disorders, and therapeutics. Each part contains several chapters, each providing a thorough, well written account of its subject. Copious references end each chapter. Although all parts of this book are excellent, the part on scientific foundations is especially well organized and written, and should be required reading for all medical students and psychiatric residents. Most chapters also contain several clinical vignettes, always a helpful feature. Numerous illustrations and tables are scattered throughout, and a full index ends the book.
Assessment: There are several comprehensive psychiatric textbooks available, most of them well written and thorough. However, this one must be placed near the top of the list because it provides a marvelous, thorough review of psychiatry in a well organized, easy-to-read fashion. Kudos to the authors for condensing their already excellent two-volume set into a single volume. Most clinicians will find that this single-volume book will meet their needs for a comprehensive textbook of psychiatry.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470018545
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1092
  • Product dimensions: 8.35 (w) x 11.02 (h) x 1.83 (d)

Meet the Author

Jerald Kay is one of the US’s leading Child Psychiatrists and Psychiatry Educators. He is Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio.  Professor Kay is a co-editor of Wiley's leading textbook in the field, Psychiatry 2nd edition, and other texts in the field, including  Clinical Child Psychiatry.

Allan Tasman, Professor and Chair, Deparment of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Kentucky, USA. Professor Tasman is a world-renowned psychiatric leader and educator. He is Secretary for Education of the World Psychiatric Association and also serves as President Elect of the Pacific Rim College of Psychiatrists, an international academic organization representing all countries of the Pacific Rim.
He is Past President of the American Psychiatric Association, the world's largest national psychiatric association.  Professor Tasman is the lead editor of Psychiatry 2nd edition. 

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Table of Contents



Part One Approaches to the Patient.

Chapter 1 Listening to the Patient.

Chapter 2 The Cultural Context of Clinical Assessment.

Chapter 3 The Psychiatric Interview: Settings and Techniques.

Chapter 4 Physician–Patient Relationship.

Chapter 5 Professional Ethics and Boundaries.

Chapter 6 Law, Ethics and Psychiatry.

Part Two A Developmental Perspective on Normal Domains of Mental and Behavioral Function.

Chapter 7 A Psychiatric Perspective on Human Development.

Chapter 8 Psychopathology Across the Life-Cycle.

Part Three Scientifi c Foundations of Psychiatry.

Chapter 9 Psychiatric Epidemiology.

Chapter 10 Psychiatric Pathophysiology: Schizophrenia.

Chapter 11 Psychiatric Pathophysiology: Mood Disorders.

Chapter 12 Psychiatric Pathophysiology: Anxiety Disorders.

Chapter 13 Psychiatric Pathophysiology: Addiction.

Chapter 14 Psychiatric Pathophysiology: Dementia.

Chapter 15 Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology.

Chapter 16 Cognitive Psychology: Basic Theory and Clinical Implications.

Chapter 17 Social Psychology.

Chapter 18 Psychoanalytic Theories.

Part Four Manifestations and Assessments of Psychiatric Illness.

Chapter 19 Clinical Evaluation and Treatment Planning: A Multimodal Approach.

Chapter 20 Behavior and Adaptive Functioning.

Chapter 21 Cultural Aspects of Psychiatric Disorders.

Part Five Disorders.

Chapter 22 Psychiatric Classifi cation.

Chapter 23 Diagnostic Classifi cation in Infancy and Early Childhood.

Chapter 24 Childhood Disorders: Mental Retardation.

Chapter 25 Childhood Disorders: Learning and Motor Skills Disorders.

Chapter 26 Childhood Disorders: Communication Disorders.

Chapter 27 Childhood Disorders: The Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Chapter 28 Childhood Disorders: Attention-deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders.

Chapter 29 Childhood Disorders: Feeding and Other Disorders of Infancy or Early Childhood.

Chapter 30 Childhood Disorders: Tic Disorders.

Chapter 31 Childhood Disorders: Elimination Disorders and Childhood Anxiety Disorders.

Chapter 32 Delirium and Dementia.

Chapter 33 Mental Disorders Due to a General Medical Condition.

Chapter 34 General Approaches to Substance and Polydrug Use Disorders.

Chapter 35 Substance Abuse: Alcohol Use Disorders.

Chapter 36 Substance Abuse: Caffeine Use Disorders.

Chapter 37 Substance Abuse: Cannabis-related Disorders.

Chapter 38 Substance Abuse: Cocaine Use Disorders.

Chapter 39 Substance Abuse: Phencycline Use Disorders.

Chapter 40 Substance Abuse: Hallucinogenand MDMA-Related Disorders.

Chapter 41 Substance Abuse: Inhalant-related Disorders.

Chapter 42 Substance Abuse: Nicotine Dependence.

Chapter 43 Substance Abuse: Opioid Use Disorders.

Chapter 44 Substance Abuse: Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Use Disorders.

Chapter 45 Schizophrenia and Other Psychoses.

Chapter 46 Mood Disorders: Depression.

Chapter 47 Mood Disorders: Bipolar (Manic–Depressive) Disorders.

Chapter 48 Mood Disorders: Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder.

Chapter 49 Anxiety Disorders: Panic Disorder With and Without Agoraphobia.

Chapter 50 Anxiety Disorders: Social and Specific Phobias.

Chapter 51 Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder.

Chapter 52 Anxiety Disorders: Traumatic Stress Disorders.

Chapter 53 Anxiety Disorders: Generalized Anxiety Disorder.

Chapter 54 Somatoform Disorders.

Chapter 55 Factitious Disorders.

Chapter 56 Dissociative Disorders.

Chapter 57 Sexual Disorders.

Chapter 58 Eating Disorders.

Chapter 59 Sleep and Sleep–Wake Disorders.

Chapter 60 Impulse Control Disorders.

Chapter 61 Adjustment Disorders.

Chapter 62 Personality Disorders.

Chapter 63 Psychological Factors Affecting Medical Condition.

Chapter 64 Medication-induced Movement Disorders.

Chapter 65 Relational Problems.

Part Six Therapeutics.

Chapter 66 Individual Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.

Chapter 67 Group Psychotherapy.

Chapter 68 Time-limited Psychotherapy(Including Interpersonal Therapy).

Chapter 69 Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies.

Chapter 70 Family Therapy.

Chapter 71 Couples Therapy.

Chapter 72 Hypnosis.

Chapter 73 Psychosocial Rehabilitation.

Chapter 74 Electroconvulsive Therapy, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, and Vagal Nerve Stimulation.

Chapter 75 Neurosurgery for Treatment-Refractory Psychiatric Disorders: Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder and Major Depressive Disorder.

Chapter 76 Ethnic and Cultural Perspectives in Psychopharmacology.

Chapter 77 Antipsychotic Drugs.

Chapter 78 Mood Stabilizers.

Chapter 79 Antidepressants.

Chapter 80 Anxiolytic Drugs.

Chapter 81 Sedative–Hypnotic Agents.

Chapter 82 Stimulants and Related Compounds.

Chapter 83 Cognitive Enhancers and Treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease.

Chapter 84 Pharmacotherapies for Substance Abuse.

Chapter 85 Therapeutic Management of the Suicidal Patient.

Chapter 86 Treatment of Violent Behavior.

Chapter 87 Combined Therapies: Psychotherapy and Pharmacotherapy.

Chapter 88 Medication Compliance.


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