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Psychiatry (Vol.1 and 2)
     

Psychiatry (Vol.1 and 2)

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by Allan Tasman
 

Scholarly and pragmatic, PSYCHIATRY provides comprehensive coverage of the field by integrating psychodynamic and biological theories and practices. Presents information about normal developmental processes, the manifestation of normal behavior, signs and symptoms of disordered behavior and mental processes, clinical diagnosis, and the development of a treatment

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Scholarly and pragmatic, PSYCHIATRY provides comprehensive coverage of the field by integrating psychodynamic and biological theories and practices. Presents information about normal developmental processes, the manifestation of normal behavior, signs and symptoms of disordered behavior and mental processes, clinical diagnosis, and the development of a treatment plan. Addresses specific psychiatric disorders in detail.

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Reviewer: Jeffrey S. Ross, MD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: This is the first edition of a two-volume, comprehensive textbook of psychiatry covering everything from normal human development through psychopathology and treatment.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a comprehensive view of psychiatry within a biopsychosocial framework. It seeks a depth of psychiatric literature review that is user-friendly for medical student and veteran psychiatrist alike. Despite its similarity to other comprehensive textbooks of psychiatry, this book does a superb job in guiding the reader through a well-organized and well-researched survey of this highly complex field.
Audience: As stated in the preface, the book is written for many varying levels of experience, ranging from the medical student seeking clinical vignettes and treatment algorithms to the sophisticated clinician wanting the latest theories of psychopathology. The dozens of chapters are individually authored by prominent academicians, and the book is adeptly brought together by three nationally respected editors and researchers.
Features: The book is nicely laid out with a combination of well-organized text and abundant well-conceived illustrations, including tables, graphs, figures, diagrams, and photographs. In addition, DSM-IV criteria is highlighted in colored boxes, as are topic-specific clinical vignettes. The references are numerous and current, and the table of contents and index are clear, logical, and helpful. The set is sophisticated in both appearance and design, in keeping with its impressive content.
Assessment: Despite its redundancy in the marketplace of general psychiatric textbooks, this is a worthwhile purchase. It provides a depth of coverage that is clinically useful and not terribly research laden, while also allowing quick reference to essential material via its abundant, well-designed illustrations. For those clinicians seeking a current, general, comprehensive reference textbook of contemporary psychiatry, this latest offering deserves serious consideration.
3 Stars from Doody
Jeffrey S. Ross
This is the first edition of a two-volume, comprehensive textbook of psychiatry covering everything from normal human development through psychopathology and treatment. The purpose is to provide a comprehensive view of psychiatry within a biopsychosocial framework. It seeks a depth of psychiatric literature review that is user-friendly for medical student and veteran psychiatrist alike. Despite its similarity to other comprehensive textbooks of psychiatry, this book does a superb job in guiding the reader through a well-organized and well-researched survey of this highly complex field. As stated in the preface, the book is written for many varying levels of experience, ranging from the medical student seeking clinical vignettes and treatment algorithms to the sophisticated clinician wanting the latest theories of psychopathology. The dozens of chapters are individually authored by prominent academicians, and the book is adeptly brought together by three nationally respected editors and researchers. The book is nicely laid out with a combination of well-organized text and abundant well-conceived illustrations, including tables, graphs, figures, diagrams, and photographs. In addition, DSM-IV criteria is highlighted in colored boxes, as are topic-specific clinical vignettes. The references are numerous and current, and the table of contents and index are clear, logical, and helpful. The set is sophisticated in both appearance and design, in keeping with its impressive content. Despite its redundancy in the marketplace of general psychiatric textbooks, this is a worthwhile purchase. It provides a depth of coverage that is clinically useful and not terribly research laden, while alsoallowing quick reference to essential material via its abundant, well-designed illustrations. For those clinicians seeking a current, general, comprehensive reference textbook of contemporary psychiatry, this latest offering deserves serious consideration.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780721652559
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
10/21/1996
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
1900
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.98(h) x (d)

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