Section I: Background. The global burden of mental illness: from biblical times to the twenty-first century. Diagnosis and classification. Interviewing and assessment. Laboratory tests. The neurobiology of mental illness.
Section II: Psychiatric disorders. Cognitive disorders. Schizophrenia. Delusional disorder and other psychotic disorders. Mood disorders. Anxiety disorders. Obsessive-compulsive disorder. Somatoform and related disorders. Dissociative disorders. Alcohol-related disorders. Other substance-related disorders. Personality disorders. Sexual and gender identity disorders. Eating disorders. Adjustment disorders. Impulse control disorders of.
Section III: Special topics. Suicide and violent behavior. Psychiatric aspects of HIV infection. Disorders of childhood and adolescence. Sleep disorders. Legal issues in psychiatry.
Section IV: Treatments. Psychosocial treatments. Somatic treatments. Appendix. Brief psychiatric rating scale (BPRS). Scale for the assessment of negative symptoms (SANS). Scale for the assessment of positive symptoms (SAPS). Beck depression inventory (BDI). Hamilton rating scale for depression (HRSD). Hamilton anxiety rating scale. Abnormal involuntary movement scale (AIMS). Simpson-Angus rating scale. Mini-Mental state exam (MMSE). Global assessment scale (GAS). Yale-Brown obsessive-compulsive scale (Y-BOCS). Index.