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Introductory Textbook of Psychiatry / Edition 3
     

Introductory Textbook of Psychiatry / Edition 3

by Nancy C. Andreasen, Donald W. Black
 

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ISBN-10: 158562036X

ISBN-13: 9781585620364

Pub. Date: 01/28/2001

Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.

The third edition of this bestselling, lively text depicts psychiatry as a field virtually exploding with new knowledge. Its two distinguished authors, whose work as scholars, teachers, and research scientists enhances this volume’s appeal, present the fundamentals for practicing psychiatry. This dynamic field is summarized in four sections:

Overview

The third edition of this bestselling, lively text depicts psychiatry as a field virtually exploding with new knowledge. Its two distinguished authors, whose work as scholars, teachers, and research scientists enhances this volume’s appeal, present the fundamentals for practicing psychiatry. This dynamic field is summarized in four sections: background (e.g., history, diagnosis, neurobiology), psychiatric disorders (e.g., cognitive, mood, anxiety, dissociative, and personality disorders), special topics (e.g., violent behavior, legal issues), and psychosocial and somatic treatments.

In addition to exciting new findings about specific psychiatric disorders and new case vignettes, illustrations, and tables, the authors include expanded chapters on the psychiatric aspects of AIDS, reflecting the exponential increase in knowledge about this still-unchecked worldwide epidemic, and on somatic treatments, reflecting the burgeoning knowledge about new drug treatments, particularly antidepressants. The authors have also added the Beck Depression Inventory—a self-report patient questionnaire to help the clinician obtain an objective measure of the patient’s condition—to their helpful appendix of commonly used diagnostic scales and measurements. The authors also include model curriculum recommendations for students and psychiatry clerkship directors.

Popular among an increasing number of professors, this highly readable, comprehensive textbook is targeted specifically for third- and fourth-year medical students rotating through psychiatry and first- and second-year residents, and generally for clinicians in private practice,social workers, nursing students, physician’s assistants, and laypersons interested in learning more about psychiatric illnesses.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585620364
Publisher:
American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
856
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.04(h) x 1.52(d)

Table of Contents

Section I: Background. The global burden of mental illness: from biblical times to the twenty-first century. Diagnosis and classification. Interviewing and assessment. Laboratory tests. The neurobiology of mental illness.

Section II: Psychiatric disorders. Cognitive disorders. Schizophrenia. Delusional disorder and other psychotic disorders. Mood disorders. Anxiety disorders. Obsessive-compulsive disorder. Somatoform and related disorders. Dissociative disorders. Alcohol-related disorders. Other substance-related disorders. Personality disorders. Sexual and gender identity disorders. Eating disorders. Adjustment disorders. Impulse control disorders of.

Section III: Special topics. Suicide and violent behavior. Psychiatric aspects of HIV infection. Disorders of childhood and adolescence. Sleep disorders. Legal issues in psychiatry.

Section IV: Treatments. Psychosocial treatments. Somatic treatments. Appendix. Brief psychiatric rating scale (BPRS). Scale for the assessment of negative symptoms (SANS). Scale for the assessment of positive symptoms (SAPS). Beck depression inventory (BDI). Hamilton rating scale for depression (HRSD). Hamilton anxiety rating scale. Abnormal involuntary movement scale (AIMS). Simpson-Angus rating scale. Mini-Mental state exam (MMSE). Global assessment scale (GAS). Yale-Brown obsessive-compulsive scale (Y-BOCS). Index.

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