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Mental Disorders, Medications, and Clinical Social Work / Edition 3

Mental Disorders, Medications, and Clinical Social Work / Edition 3

by Sonia Austrian


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Mental Disorders, Medications, and Clinical Social Work / Edition 3

Written for social workers by a social worker, Mental Disorders, Medications, and Clinical Social Work discusses the etiology, epidemiology, assessment, and intervention planning for common mental disorders. Looking at disorders from an ecosystems perspective, Austrian goes beyond a linear classification approach and DSM-IV-TR categories and encourages social workers to analyze the internal and external environmental factors that contribute to a disorder's development. Austrian's discussion of effective intervention(s) for a particular client also stresses the importance of working with families in treating disorders.

In addition to information on new medications, biochemical data on the causes of disease, and diagnostic tests, the revised third edition discusses therapies such as motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, and dialectic.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231135160
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 02/09/2005
Edition description: third edition
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 421,563
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Sonia Austrian is the author of Development Theories Through the Life Cycle. She is associate professor in the departments of public health and of psychiatry at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, adjunct professor at Columbia University School of Social Work, and is director of the Employee Assistance Program Consortium.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Anxiety Disorders
3. Mood Disorders
4. Somatoform and Factitious Disorders
5. Dissociative Disorders
6. Schizophrenia
7. Substance-Related Disorders
8. Eating Disorders
9. Personality Disorders
10. Delirium, Dementia, and Amnestic and Other Cognitive Disorders
11. The Use of Psychodiagnostic and Psychoeducational Testing, by Laura K. Nisco and Peter Meiland
12. Psychotropic Medications, by Sharon Hird
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Eda G. Goldstein

A comprehensive, readable, practice-oriented... volume. It is a must for courses in psychopathology and maladaptation, beginning and advanced social work practice, and intervention in mental health settings.

Winifred Christ

This state-of-the-art guide to the field of mental disorders for social work therapists is indispensable.

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