Theory and Practice of Psychiatry

Theory and Practice of Psychiatry

by Bruce J. Cohen
     
 

"Based on years of teaching psychiatry to medical students and residents, this single-authored textbook offers a conversational yet detailed guide to modern psychiatric theory and practice. Exploring various approaches to psychiatric disorders - including neurobiology, dimensional personality assessment, behavioral science, and psychodynamic and cognitive theories -… See more details below

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"Based on years of teaching psychiatry to medical students and residents, this single-authored textbook offers a conversational yet detailed guide to modern psychiatric theory and practice. Exploring various approaches to psychiatric disorders - including neurobiology, dimensional personality assessment, behavioral science, and psychodynamic and cognitive theories - it lucidly illustrates each approach's strengths and weaknesses and suggests how clinicians can interweave them in working with patients. Using clinical vignettes and recent research findings to illustrate the connections between phenomenology, pathophysiology, and treatment, it covers all of the major psychiatric disorders and includes tables listing their DSM-IV-TR diagnostic criteria. The book offers balanced coverage of subjects that receive scant attention in other introductory textbooks, including the limitations of the DSM-IV categorical approach to psychiatric diagnosis, controversies surrounding the dissociative disorders and ""recovered memories,"" and the prescription of stimulant medications to children with suspected attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Later chapters provide practical guidelines for estimating a patient's risk of suicide and violence and for assessing competence to consent to medical or psychiatric treatment. In eschewing a dry recitation of clinical syndromes for an engaging discussion aimed at teaching the reader how to ""think psychiatrically,"" the book will appeal to medical students, psychiatric residents, mental health clinicians, and primary care physicians."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195149371
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/06/2003
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 7.30(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

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1Mental Life and Its Assessment1
2The Psychiatric Evaluation18
3Psychiatric Formulation from Multiple Perspectives50
4Clinical Neurobiology from Multiple Perspectives77
5Delirium103
6Dementia115
7Mood Disorders136
8Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders206
9Anxiety Disorders248
10Personality Disorders285
11Eating Disorders318
12Substance-Related Disorders339
13Somatoform Disorders370
14Dissociative Disorders391
15Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders404
16Suicide427
17Violence445
18Psychotherapy467
19Childhood Disorders482
20Forensic Psychiatry510
References525
Index539

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