Psychiatry Pearls / Edition 1

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The popular Pearls Series® of clinical case presentations is ideally suited for psychiatry. For each patient, the author presents the patient problem, the history of the present illness, past psychiatric history, mental status exam, and results of diagnostic testing. The reader is then invited to formulate a diagnosis and a treatment plan. The next page reveals the diagnosis, discusses the condition, and returns to a discussion of the patient and clinical outcome. Each chapter concludes with 3-4 pearls of practice distilled from the case.

• Pearls books feature real patient cases, providing information not found in standard texts
• Each case follows the same format for clarity and ease of presentation
• Provides information about the specific patient as well overall information on each disorder discussed.
• The text is interactive as the reader is asked make a diagnosis based on the case information presented
• Illustrations are provided for most of the cases
• Three or four "pearls of practice" are distilled for each case.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560535904
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 3/1/2004
  • Series: Pearls Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 7.06 (w) x 9.92 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Mental Retardation

2. Autistic Disorder

3. Asperger’s Disorder

4. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

5. Conduct Disorder

6. Oppositional Defiant Disorder

7. Tourette’s Disorder

8. Enuresis (Not Due to a General Medical Condition)

9. Nightmare Disorder

10. Separation Anxiety Disorder

11. Adjustment Disorder

12. Physical Abuse of Child

13. Intermittent Explosive Disorder

14. Anorexia Nervosa

15. Bulimia Nervosa

16. Anticholinergic Delirium

17. Delirium

18. Dementia, Alzheimer’s Type

19. Dementia Due to a General Medical Condition

20. Pseudodementia

21. Alcohol-Related Disorder

22. Cocaine-Related Disorder

23. Opioid-Related Disorder

24. Sedative-, Hypnotic-, or Anxiolytic-Related Disorder

25. Polysubstance Dependence

26. Schizophrenia, Paranoid Type

27. Schizophrenia, Disorganized Type

28. Schizophrenia, Catatonic Type

29. Schizoaffective Disorder, Depressed Type

30. Schizoaffective Disorder, Bipolar Type

31. Brief Psychotic Disorder

32. Delusional Disorder

33. Substance-Induced Psychotic Disorder

34. Medication-Induced Psychotic Disorder

35. Major Depressive Disorder

36. Major Depressive Disorder with Postpartum onset

37. Major Depression with Psychotic Features

38. Bipolar I Disorder

39. Dysthymia

40. Bereavement

41. Substance-Induced Mood Disorder

42. Panic Disorder

43. Panic Disorder with Agoraphobia

44. Specific Phobia

45. Social Phobia

46. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

47. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

48. Acute Stress Disorder

49. Generalized Anxiety Disorder

50. Somatization Disorder

51. Conversion Disorder

52. Pain Disorder

53. Body Dysmorphic Disorder

54. Factitious Disorder

55. Dissociative Amnesia

56. Dissociative Identity Disorder

57. Depersonalization Disorder

58. Gender Identity Disorder

59. Schizotypal Personality Disorder

60. Schizoid Personality Disorder

61. Antisocial Personality Disorder

62. Borderline Personality Disorder

63. Histrionic Personality Disorder

64. Narcissistic Personality Disorder

65. Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder

66. Dependent Personality Disorder

67. Malingering

68. Hypothyroidism

69. Hyperthyroidism

70. Pancreatic Cancer

71. Medication-Induced Parkinsonism

72. Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome

73. Neuroleptic-Induced Akathisia

74. Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

75. Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome

76. SLE


78. Vitamin B12 Deficiency

79. Huntington’s Disease

80. Neurosyphilis

81. Transient Global Amnesia

82. Wilson’s Disease

83. Meningitis

84. Traumatic Brain Injury

85. Metachromatic Leukodystrophy

86. Multiple Sclerosis

87. Guillian Barre Syndrome

88. Lithium toxicity

*** This list includes all possible (70) cases. The actual table of contents will list patients by number (e.g., patient 1, patient 2, patient 3, etc) followed by a phrase that characterizes their presentation without giving away the diagnosis.

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