A Family Approach to Psychiatric Disorders / Edition 1

A Family Approach to Psychiatric Disorders / Edition 1

by Richard A. Perlmutter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0880487143

ISBN-13: 9780880487146

Pub. Date: 08/01/1996

Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.

A Family Approach to Psychiatric Disorders reflects the remarkable changes in both psychiatry and family therapy over the past several decades. As Lyman C. Wynne, M.D., Ph.D., states in the Foreword, the book forges together psychiatric diagnosis and family therapy, bridging a gap created by the erroneous belief that these two realms are somehow

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A Family Approach to Psychiatric Disorders reflects the remarkable changes in both psychiatry and family therapy over the past several decades. As Lyman C. Wynne, M.D., Ph.D., states in the Foreword, the book forges together psychiatric diagnosis and family therapy, bridging a gap created by the erroneous belief that these two realms are somehow incompatible. Rather than being blamed for the patient’s illness, the family is treated as a focus for concern, study, and understanding. A chapter on family therapy is presented for each of the major DSM-IV disorders. The book also covers important but often neglected topics such as intimacy, emotions, countertransference traps, gender, ethnicity, and family loyalty.

Trainees as well as seasoned mental health professionals will find this text indispensable when working with families of patients with psychiatric disorders. Family and individual therapists will find it equally valuable. By demonstrating a perspective that looks beyond an individual’s presenting symptoms and by shedding light on the impact of the individual’s problems on the rest of the family, A Family Approach to Psychiatric Disorders offers all practitioners the opportunity to increase their clinical effectiveness.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780880487146
Publisher:
American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
08/01/1996
Pages:
390
Product dimensions:
6.31(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.23(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
1A Treatment Synthesis1
2Getting Started11
3Adjustment Disorders33
4Mood Disorders49
5Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders71
6Substance-Related Disorders97
7Anxiety Disorders119
8Eating Disorders139
9Somatoform Disorders159
10Factitious Disorders183
11Dissociative Disorders201
12Sleep Disorders221
13Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders237
14Delirium, Dementia, and Amnestic and Other Cognitive Disorders259
15Impulse-Control Disorders Not Elsewhere Classified277
16Disorders Usually First Diagnosed During Infancy, Childhood, or Adolescence295
17Personality Disorders325
Glossary351
Index361

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