Pub. Date:
American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
Introductory Textbook of Psychiatry / Edition 4

Introductory Textbook of Psychiatry / Edition 4

by Nancy C. Andreasen, Donald W. Black


View All Available Formats & Editions
Current price is , Original price is $69.0. You
Select a Purchase Option (Fourth Edition)
  • purchase options


Introductory Textbook of Psychiatry / Edition 4

An established resource through three editions, the Introductory Textbook of Psychiatry has been thoroughly revised to make it an even more effective text. The authors have trimmed the content of the previous edition to make the book more practical and easier to use, while continuing to interweave recent advances in psychiatry with the core knowledge that new students need—from grasping the neurobiology of mental illness to understanding DSM.

This user-friendly volume introduces students to a wide range of psychiatric diagnoses while providing additional coverage of special topics such as violence and suicide, legal issues, childhood disorders, sleep disorders, and both psychosocial and somatic therapies. It includes a detailed introduction to the interview process, a critical review of DSM, up-to-date information on drugs, and chapters devoted to specific conditions, from cognitive disorders to impulse-control disorders. Its didactic aids include compelling case vignettes and “clinical pearls”—even more numerous in this edition—plus self-assessment questions and a glossary newly added for this edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781585622726
Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/28/2006
Edition description: Fourth Edition
Pages: 668
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.25(d)

About the Author

Nancy C. Andreasen, M.D., Ph.D., is Andrew H. Woods Chair of Psychiatry at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, and Editor Emeritus, American Journal of Psychiatry.

Donald W. Black, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine.

Table of Contents

Preface. Introduction. Part I: Background. Diagnosis and classification. Interviewing and assessment. The neurobiology and genetics of mental illness. Part II: Psychiatric Disorders. Delirium, dementia, and other cognitive disorders. Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. Mood disorders. Anxiety disorders. Somatoform, dissociative, and related disorders. Alcohol and drug-related disorders. Personality disorders. Sexual dysfunction, paraphilias, and gender identity disorders. Eating disorders. Adjustment disorders. Impulse-control disorders. Part III: Special Topics. Psychiatric emergencies. Child psychiatry. Sleep disorders. Legal issues. Psychological treatments. Psychopharmacology and electroconvulsive therapy. Bibliography. Glossary. Index.

What People are Saying About This

James R. Merikangas

"This is a textbook for Medical Students, Residents of all specialties, and for the practicing Psychiatrist in need of a concise and authoritative reference for scientific 21st century Psychiatry. Andreasen and Black have succeeded in combining an historical approach to this complex field with the latest advances in Neuropsychiatric evaluation and treatment." "Tables, updated references, and self assessment questions make this text ideal for both handy reference or examination review." -James R. Merikangas, M.D., FACP, FAPA, FANPA, Yale University School of Medicine, Woodbridge, Connecticut

Michele T. Pato

"A good primer for those beginning to learn psychiatry. The authors bring their substantial clinical and research expertise to the book and manage to impart their extensive knowledge in a clear and concise way that is both is on one hand practical but on the other hand shows a depth and appreciation for the complexity and challenges of the discipline of psychiatry. The management recommendations for each disorder blends the pharmacologic with the psychodynamic dimension which are both important in providing effective treatment. The chapters from the first and throughout the discussion of each disorder give the reader an excellent appreciation of the historical context in which knowledge of each disorder has grown. The final two chapters of the book provide a comprehensive yet succinct overview of treatments both both psychosocial and somatic and are an excellent framework, on which to build knowledge, for those beginning to treat patients with psychiatric disorders." ----Michele T. Pato, M.D., Associate Professor Clinical Director -Laboratory of Psychiatric and Molecular Genetics, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York

William R. Yates

Andreasen and Black's third edition of the Introductory Textbook of Psychiatry represents a remarkable update of a classic textbook. Despite extensive revisions and additions, this volume continues to focus on the core knowledge relevant to psychiatry. It's the premier textbook for medical students and primary care physicians. (William R. Yates, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Family Medicine, Chair, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oklahoma Schusterman Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma)

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews