Introductory Textbook of Psychiatry / Edition 5

Introductory Textbook of Psychiatry / Edition 5

by Donald W. Black, Nancy C. Andreasen
     
 

As a scientific discipline, psychiatry has enormous breadth. It comprises both the technical, as in the frontier-expanding research in molecular genetics-and the human and personal, as in the insights and support therapeutically given when a clinician treats a patient. The Introductory Textbook of Psychiatry equips the clinical student with a sure and knowledgeable

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As a scientific discipline, psychiatry has enormous breadth. It comprises both the technical, as in the frontier-expanding research in molecular genetics-and the human and personal, as in the insights and support therapeutically given when a clinician treats a patient. The Introductory Textbook of Psychiatry equips the clinical student with a sure and knowledgeable grasp of the many facets of psychiatry.

Now in its fifth edition, this best-selling book has been revised and updated to reflect the latest advancements in the field. Guiding readers in an easy-to-follow, conversational style, the expert authors and teachers divide the text into three parts: Part I focuses on the background of psychiatry, including diagnosis and classification, interview and assessment techniques, and the neurobiology and genetics of mental illness. Part II introduces all DSM disorders, arranged by diagnostic category, Part III addresses special topics, such as child psycgiatry, legal issues, psychotherapy, and psychopharmacology. The book also includes insightful case vignettes, valuable key points, helpful self-assessment questions, useful tables and charts throughout, and a glossary of commonly used terms.

The Introductory Textbook of Psychiatry, Fifth Edition, is a comprehensive textbook made for learning. This relevant and essential tool will give its readers an advantageous start in the exciting field of contemporary psychiatry.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585624003
Publisher:
American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/16/2010
Edition description:
Fifth Edition
Pages:
734
Sales rank:
614,373
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

About the Authors ix

Preface xi

Introduction xv

Part I Background

1 Diagnosis and Classification 3

2 Interviewing and Assessment 15

3 The Neurobiology and Genetics of Mental Illness 55

Part II Psychiatric Disorders

4 Delirium, Dementia, and Amnestic Disorder 83

5 Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders 107

6 Mood Disorders 141

7 Anxiety Disorders 169

8 Somatoform, Dissociative, and Related Disorders 207

9 Alcohol- and Drug-Related Disorders 241

10 Personality Disorders 285

11 Sexual Dysfunction, Paraphilias, and Gender Identity Disorders 319

12 Eating Disorders 343

13 Adjustment Disorders 359

14 Impulse-Control Disorders 369

Part III Special Topics

15 Psychiatric Emergencies 383

16 Child Psychiatry 399

17 Sleep Disorders 443

18 Legal Issues 465

19 Behavioral, Cognitive, and Psychodynamic Treatments 477

20 Psychopharmacology and Electroconvulsive Therapy 501

Bibliography 553

Glossary 587

Index 623

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