Psychiatry Update: American Psychiatric Association Annual Reviewby Lester Grinspoon
Pub. Date: 05/01/1984
Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
Section Contents: The psychiatric aspects of sex. The schizophrenic disorders. Depression in childhood and adolescence. Law and psychiatry. Borderline and narcissistic personality disorders.
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Table of Contents
Part I: New Issues in Psychoanalysis. Introduction to part one. Implications of infancy research for psychoanalytic theory and practice. Psychoanalytic studies of group processes: theories and applications. The influence of values in psychoanalysis: the case of female psychology. Has the scope of psychoanalysis changed. Contemporary psychoanalytic views of interpretation. References to part one. Part II: Geriatric Psychiatry. Introduction to part two. The epidemiology of psychiatric disorder in the elderly population. Biologic and psychosocial bases of behavioral changes in aging. Organic mental disorders. Affective disorders in the geriatric patient. Late-onset schizophrenia and paranoia in the elderly. Psychiatric disorders related to physiological changes in aging. References to part two. Part III: Family Psychiatry. Introduction to part three. Family studies: reframing the illness, the patient, and the doctor. The basics of family treatment. Family systems perspectives on the management of the individual patient. The treatment of troubled couples. Family therapy and childhood disorder. New developments in the family treatment of the psychotic disorders. References to part three. Part IV: Bipolar Illness. Introduction to part four. The bipolar spectrum: new concepts in classification and diagnosis. Drug treatment of the acute manic episode. Long-term prophylactic pharmacologic treatment of bipolar illness. Psychotherapeutic issues in bipolar illness. References to part four. Part V: Depressive Disorders. Introduction to part five. The nosology and diagnosis of depressive disorders. Personality, life events, and social factors in depression. The epidemiology of affective disorders: rates and risk factors. Epidemiologic and risk factors in suicide. The genetics of affective disorders. Depressive disorders and the emerging field of psychiatric chemistry. Antidepressant drug therapy. Tricyclic antidepressant plasma levels, pharmacokinetics, and clinical outcome. Psychotherapies for depression. References to part five. Index.
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