Overview

Allan Tasman, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Louisville School of Medicine, has teamed up with Wanda Mohr, Professor, Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, to produce a user-friendly textbook for Psychiatry Residents. 

Drawing on material from the acclaimed Psychiatry 3e, this book features high quality material, selected on a need-to-know basis, with an ...

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Fundamentals of Psychiatry

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Overview

Allan Tasman, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Louisville School of Medicine, has teamed up with Wanda Mohr, Professor, Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, to produce a user-friendly textbook for Psychiatry Residents. 

Drawing on material from the acclaimed Psychiatry 3e, this book features high quality material, selected on a need-to-know basis, with an emphasis on uniformity, evenness, and accessibility, all within a multi-disciplinary framework.

  • Highly suitable for course development and as augmented reading assignments
  • Accessible to readers from junior to senior Residents; a good primer on which to focus initially, with pointers to further reading
  • Informed by an integrative perspective and a multi-disciplinary approach
  • Features sound clinical advice throughout, illustrated with case vignettes
  • The sort of book a trainee can dip into easily to access clear knowledge, when one needs relevant information quickly
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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Bradley R. Cutler, MD (Edward Hospital and Health Services)
Description: Comprising essential information from the comprehensive Psychiatry, 3rd edition, Tasman et al. (Wiley-Blackwell, 2008), this book presents the vast knowledge of psychiatry in a need to know format, appropriate as an introduction.
Purpose: This foundational book is designed to serve as a clinical reference for those interested in mental health. The authors add that it is meant to facilitate additional learning, guiding readers to resources that will further enhance their knowledge. Moreover, the authors strongly commit themselves to an integrative approach to patient care, emphasizing the care of the whole person and stressing the importance of a collaborative relationship among patients, families, and caregivers.
Audience: While the book is an excellent introduction for students and practitioners in training, primary care physicians are also encouraged to refer to it as a useful clinical reference.
Features: Composed of 29 chapters, the book is divided into five units that cover an introduction to the foundations of mental illness, the context of patient care, clinical disorders, assessment and therapeutic strategies, and special topics including psychiatric emergencies and violence. Tables and boxes populate the text, illustrating important concepts. Clinical vignettes help bring the material to life. Key points in each chapter emphasize essential information. References at the end of each chapter guide readers to additional resources.
Assessment: There are other books that present a foundation of the field of psychiatry, but this one masterfully integrates the art and science of medicine. The authors provide a detailed description of psychiatric disorders, yet at the same time emphasize the care of the whole person. Chapters on the cultural context of care, the multidisciplinary treatment team, and ethical practice allow readers to appreciate aspects of psychiatry that cannot be described by a list of diagnostic criteria. Distilling the vast amount of psychiatric information into a foundational text is no easy task, yet the authors have masterfully accomplished it, providing a book that will be of great value to those interested in mental health.
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"Overall the handbook is a well written, engaging, comprehensive review of the current literature on the efficacy of various interventions for alcohol and other illicit drug use disorders. It could become a useful guide for physicians and other health care professionals looking for scientific evidence for relevant interventions, as well as for researchers to better understand where their future studies need to focus on." (Asian Journal of Psychiatry, 2013)

"Distilling the vast amount of psychiatric information into a foundational text is no easy task, yet the authors have masterfully accomplished it, providing a book that will be of great value to those interested in mental health."(Doody's, 2011)

 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470976258
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/6/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 1,330,333
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Allan Tasman is Past President of the American Psychiatric Association and immediate Past-President of the Pacific Rim College of Psychiatrists. He is a world-renowned psychiatric leader and educator and is Secretary for Education of the World Psychiatric Association, responsible for all of the association’s worldwide education programmes and initiatives.  He has great experience in writing textbooks, numerous journal articles, book chapters, reports, and articles for the popular press.

Wanda K. Mohr is a certified clinical nurse specialist in child/adolescent psychiatric nursing, and a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.  She holds a masters degree in behavioral sciences and a PhD in psychiatric nursing. She has almost 40 years of practice and teaching psychiatric nursing.  In addition to the breadth and depth of clinical and academic expertise, she is a professor in a major University School of Nursing and an adjunct clinical associate professor of child psychiatry at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

UNIT 1 FOUNDATIONS.

Chapter 1 Introduction.

Chapter 2 The Therapeutic Relationship.

Chapter 3 An Integrative Approach to Developmental Psychopathology.

Chapter 4 Psychiatric Classifications.

Chapter 5 Psychiatry and the Neurosciences.

UNIT 2 THE CONTEXT OF CARE.

Chapter 6 Care Settings and the Continuum of Care.

Chapter 7 Cultural Context of Care.

Chapter 8 The Multidisciplinary Treatment Team and Working with Other Professionals.

Chapter 9 Ethical Practice.

Chapter 10 Legal Context of Psychiatric Practice.

UNIT 3 CLINICAL DISORDERS.

Chapter 11 Pediatric Disorders.

Chapter 12 Sleep Disorders.

Chapter 13 Bipolar Mood Disorders.

Chapter 14 Depression.

Chapter 15 Anxiety Disorders.

Chapter 16 Eating Disorders.

Chapter 17 Cognitive Disorders.

Chapter 18 Substance Use, Abuse, and Dependence.

Chapter 19 Personality Disorders.

Chapter 20 Stereotyped Movement Disorder and Reactive Attachment Disorder.

Chapter 21 Adjustment Disorder.

Chapter 22 Impulse Control Disorders.

Chapter 23 Mental Disorders due to a Medical Condition.

Chapter 24 Factitious Disorder.

Chapter 25 Schizophrenia and Psychoses.

Chapter 26 Somatoform Disorders.

Chapter 27 Dissociative Disorders.

Chapter 28 Psychological Factors Affecting a Medical Condition.

Chapter 29 Sexual Disorders.

UNIT 4 ASSESSMENT AND THERAPEUTICS.

Chapter 30 Psychiatric Assessment, Treatment Planning, and the Medical Record.

Chapter 31 Psychological Testing and Rating Scales.

Chapter 32 Psychotherapeutic Approaches.

Chapter 33 Pharmacotherapeutic Interventions.

Chapter 34 Antidepressants and Mood Stabilizers.

Chapter 35 Antipsychotic Agents.

Chapter 36 Anxiolytics, Stimulants, and Cognitive Enhancers.

Chapter 37 Somatic Therapies.

UNIT 5 SPECIAL TOPICS.

Chapter 38 Psychiatric Emergencies.

Chapter 39 Violence.

Index.

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