Psychiatry

Psychiatry

by Allan Tasman
     
 

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Extensively revised and updated this edition reflects the progress and developments in the field. With 127 chapters and over 400 contributors this book is a truly comprehensive exposition of the specialty of psychiatry.

Written by well-known and highly regarded experts from around the world, it takes a patient-centered approach making it an indispensable

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Extensively revised and updated this edition reflects the progress and developments in the field. With 127 chapters and over 400 contributors this book is a truly comprehensive exposition of the specialty of psychiatry.

Written by well-known and highly regarded experts from around the world, it takes a patient-centered approach making it an indispensable resource for all those involved in the care of patients with psychiatric disorders.

For this new edition, the section on the Neuroscientific Foundations of Psychiatry has been completely revised, with a new author team recruited by Section Editors Jonathan Polan and Eric Kandel.  The final section, Special Populations and Clinical Settings, features important new chapters on today’s most urgent topics, including the homeless, restraint and geriatric psychiatry.

Key features include:

  • Coverage of the entire field of psychiatry, from psychoanalysis to pharmacology and brain imaging, including family relations, cultural influence and change, epidemiology, genetics and behavioral medicine
  • Clinical vignettes describing current clinical practice in an attractive design
  • Numerous figures and tables that facilitate learning and comprehension appear throughout the text
  • Clear comparisons of the DSM-IV-TR and ICD-10 criteria for easy understanding in a global context
  • Diagnostic and treatment decision trees to help both the novice and experienced reader

The chapter on Cognitive Behavioral Therapies by Edward Friedman, Michael Thase and Jesse Wright is freely available.  Please click on Read Excerpt 2 above to read this superb exposition of these important therapies.

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Editorial Reviews

Reviewer:Steven T. Herron, MD(University of Arizona Health Sciences Center)
Description:The updated version of a classic psychiatry reference, this massive, two-volume set addresses virtually every area in the specialty, from human development to psychiatric classification and diagnosis.
Purpose:To encompass the vast changes in knowledge and understanding since the last edition, this book has been updated with the latest, most relevant information in a somewhat condensed format.
Audience:Though the authors and editors of this work are primarily from North America, this book is meant to be useful to individuals throughout the world interested in mental health issues, including seasoned clinicians and researchers as well as those in training.
Features:This edition has been divided into nine major sections, and consists of 129 chapters, inclusive of almost every topic in the field. The text is primarily in black and white, though there are some red shaded boxes containing clinical vignettes, and some slight coloring of diagrams, tables, diagnostic criteria, and figures. There are 20 color plates highlighting, among other things, anatomy, structural brain composition, and brain scanning. A complete index is contained in volume 2.
Assessment:This work is both comprehensive and intimidating, if only because it illustrates to veterans in the field how quickly the landscape is changing due to our improving understanding of the disease process and advancing technology. While it is a reference worth owning, it is less useful for those early in their training, as it can offer enough information to overwhelm thecasual or less experienced reader. Similarly, it lacks some of the more stylistic qualities of other worthy reference books (such as Massachusetts General Hospital Comprehensive Clinical Psychiatry, Stern et al. (Elsevier, 2008)), which can make it more cumbersome, and the lack of an index in volume 1 makes it nearly impossible to take either of the books anywhere individually. However, content-wise, it is a higher quality reference than many others used today, including, Kaplan & Sadock's Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry, 8th edition, Sadock and Sadock (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2005).
From the Publisher
"Psychiatry is an excellent textbook and a remarkable achievement in colloborative authorship, on par with, if not superior to, other references in this field ... to have one single textbook that addresses a vast array of topics with thoroughness and comprehensiveness that this publication does is a magnificient accomplishment and a true gift to the reader. The contributors are all leaders in their respective areas, and the writing is always clear and articulate, regardless of the complexity of the covered subjects ... we wholeheartedly recommend this heavy tome of knowledge as well worth its weight." (Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, December 2009)

"Tasman et al. have produced an outstanding book in this third edition of Psychiatry.... This is a fine textbook that will serve educators, at all levels, as a curriculum guide and teaching tool. For practitioners, it is a comprehensive reference that will find great use in any library." (American Journal of Psychiatry, July 2009)

  “This is the book that the reviewer for American Journal of Psychiatry called ‘extremely user friendly… wonderfully conceived and beautifully executed’ in its previous edition. Updated to reflect today’s most urgent topics, this patient-centered two-volume set belongs in every clinician’s collection.” (Psychiatric Times, June 2009)

"This two-volume work is immense, encyclopedic, and extremely comprehensive. Most general textbooks tend to be outdated and have limited usefulness, but that is not the case with this textbook, edited by eminent leaders in American psychiatric education. For its scope and size, the editors have produced a text of striking quality, summarizing major areas of the psychiatric literature and other related topics. 

Subjects are presented in a fair, balanced, and objective manner, with special attention given to science and data." (PsychCRITIQUES, July 2009) 

“Extensively revised and updated this edition reflects the progress and developments in the field. With 127 chapters and over 400 contributors this book is a truly comprehensive exposition of the specialty of psychiatry. Written by well-known and highly regarded experts from around the world, it takes a patient-centered approach making it an indispensable resource for all those involved in the care of patients with psychiatric disorders. This work is comprehensive … it illustrates … how quickly the landscape is changing due to our improving understanding of the disease process and advancing technology. Content-wise, it is a higher quality reference than many others used today.” (Doodys Book Reviews, December 2008)

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ISBN-13:
9781119965404
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/11/2011
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2880
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From the Publisher
"Psychiatry is an excellent textbook and a remarkable achievement in colloborative authorship, on par with, if not superior to, other references in this field ... to have one single textbook that addresses a vast array of topics with thoroughness and comprehensiveness that this publication does is a magnificient accomplishment and a true gift to the reader. The contributors are all leaders in their respective areas, and the writing is always clear and articulate, regardless of the complexity of the covered subjects ... we wholeheartedly recommend this heavy tome of knowledge as well worth its weight." (Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, December 2009)

"Tasman et al. have produced an outstanding book in this third edition of Psychiatry.... This is a fine textbook that will serve educators, at all levels, as a curriculum guide and teaching tool. For practitioners, it is a comprehensive reference that will find great use in any library." (American Journal of Psychiatry, July 2009)

  “This is the book that the reviewer for American Journal of Psychiatry called ‘extremely user friendly… wonderfully conceived and beautifully executed’ in its previous edition. Updated to reflect today’s most urgent topics, this patient-centered two-volume set belongs in every clinician’s collection.” (Psychiatric Times, June 2009)

"This two-volume work is immense, encyclopedic, and extremely comprehensive. Most general textbooks tend to be outdated and have limited usefulness, but that is not the case with this textbook, edited by eminent leaders in American psychiatric education. For its scope and size, the editors have produced a text of striking quality, summarizing major areas of the psychiatric literature and other related topics. 

Subjects are presented in a fair, balanced, and objective manner, with special attention given to science and data." (PsychCRITIQUES, July 2009) 

“Extensively revised and updated this edition reflects the progress and developments in the field. With 127 chapters and over 400 contributors this book is a truly comprehensive exposition of the specialty of psychiatry. Written by well-known and highly regarded experts from around the world, it takes a patient-centered approach making it an indispensable resource for all those involved in the care of patients with psychiatric disorders. This work is comprehensive … it illustrates … how quickly the landscape is changing due to our improving understanding of the disease process and advancing technology. Content-wise, it is a higher quality reference than many others used today.” (Doodys Book Reviews, December 2008)

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