Psychodynamic Psychiatry in Clinical Practice / Edition 4

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This new edition of the classic psychodynamic psychiatry text, Psychodynamic Psychiatry in Clinical Practice, continues its tradition as the most readable, scholarly, and practical introduction to psychodynamic theory and practice available. Kept within arm's reach of all mental health professionals, this invaluable “one-stop” reference will prepare you to teach students and treat patients more effectively with its truly integrative psychodynamic approach.

The author has meticulously updated every chapter, adding new case examples and discussing the most recent research findings and concepts in psychodynamic psychiatry. Drawing on the latest breakthroughs in neuroscience to validate current psychodynamic thinking, the author includes neuroanatomical illustrations that highlight the need to integrate psychoanalytic theories of development with brain development and the impact of environment on gene expression. Clearly organized into three distinct sections based on DSM-IV diagnoses—fundamentals, Axis I disorders, Axis II disorders (personality disorders)—the best-selling Psychodynamic Psychiatry in Clinical Practice is the definitive reference for training programs of all kinds at all levels and an ideal companion to the author's Long-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: A Basic Text.

This new edition provides a clear synthesis of diagnostic understanding and treatment unmatched in the literature. Marked by Dr. Gabbard's distinctly lucid and compelling prose, it is the ultimate psychiatric guide for the busy clinician and mental health student.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: David A. Garfield, M.D.(Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science)
Description: This is the fourth edition of a classic staple of psychiatric education in psychodynamic psychiatry. Its unique contribution is to meld pertinent neuroscience findings with psychoanalytic knowledge and to bring it to bear on the clinical setting.
Purpose: The purpose of this new edition is to more fully incorporate the findings of biological psychiatry into theories about the human mind and to illustrate how the interaction between genes and the environment are confirming and shaping psychoanalytic views of development. These are the most pertinent questions that face the field of psychiatry today and the author adeptly and cogently meets these important objectives.
Audience: This book is primarily written for psychiatrists and psychiatric students. It is however, of tremendous value for psychoanalysts, psychologists, social workers and other psychotherapists. The author, Glen Gabbard, MD, is the Brown Foundation Chair of Psychoanalysis and Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Gabbard has become the leading spokesman for the clinical and theoretical integration of psychoanalysis in modern psychiatry.
Features: The book is divided into three sections: Basic Principles and Treatment Approaches in Dynamic Psychiatry; Dynamic Approaches to Axis I Disorders; and Dynamic Approaches to Axis II Disorders. The fourth edition significantly revamps each chapter. New empirical findings have been added and less relevant material has been pruned. The author's easy to understand explanation of how the environment impacts on gene expression is brilliant and innovative. It brings a new feel and in-depth understanding to how nature and nurture are mutually influencing. New graphics in this edition include brain scans and diagrams that are crisp and helpful.
Assessment: The fourth edition is worth owning and represents a real difference from previous editions. Dr. Gabbard is one of the few people in psychoanalysis today who can selectively present essential material that brings psychoanalytic ideas into the twenty-first century. Findings from animal studies bring focus to the importance of attachment in psychotherapy and fMRI studies on empathy reveal clinically relevant distinctions and similarities between physical and emotional pain. These are but a few of the "not to be missed" pearls of integration that the author delivers.
Australia and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry

I would recommend this book to anyone interested in the interface between psychiatry and the psychotherapies. For trainees, in particular, it provides an integrative appreciation of psychodynamic psychiatry in an accessible style that does not assume a lot of prior knowledge.

Canadian Journal of Psychiatry

It is rare to find a large, single authored text book in this era of edited texts. It was a treat to discover that Glenn Gabbard continues to update his classic text, now in its fourth edition... With this volume, Gabbard continues the project of relating the findings of neuroscience to the dynamic understanding of the individual, which be began in his third edition. Ever a consummate teacher, he weaves recent research into a practical approach to the psychodynamics of psychiatric care. He uses a good number of clinical examples.

Discusses the basic theoretical principles of dynamic psychiatry and the major treatment modalities, including individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, family/marital therapy, pharmaco-therapy, and dynamically informed hospital treatment, and applies the principles and therapeutic approaches to the major Axis I and Axis II disorders in DSM-III-R. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585621859
  • Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2005
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 652
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Glen O. Gabbard, M.D., Brown Foundation Chair of Psychoanalysis and Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Director, Baylor Psychiatric Clinic, Baylor College of Medicine; Training and Supervising Analyst, Houston-Galveston Psychoanalytic Institute, Houston, Texas.

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Table of Contents

Part I: Basic Principles and Treatment Approaches in Dynamic Psychiatry. Basic principles of dynamic psychiatry. The theoretical basis of dynamic psychiatry. Psychodynamic assessment of the patient. Treatments in dynamic psychiatry: individual psychotherapy. Treatments in dynamic psychiatry: group therapy, family/marital therapy, and pharmacotherapy. Treatments in dynamic psychiatry: dynamically informed hospital and partial hospital treatment. Part II: Dynamic Approaches to Axis I Disorders. Schizophrenia. Affective disorders. Anxiety disorders. Dissociative disorders. Paraphilias and sexual dysfunctions. Substance-related disorders and eating disorders. Dementia and other cognitive disorders. Part III: Dynamic Approaches to Axis II Disorders. Cluster A personality disorders: paranoid, schizoid, and schizotypal. Cluster B personality disorders: borderline. Cluster B personality disorders: narcissistic. Cluster B personality disorders: antisocial. Cluster B personality disorders: hysterical and histrionic. Cluster C personality disorders: obsessive-compulsive, avoidant, and dependent. Index.

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