Part I: The Psychiatric Aspects of Sexuality. Introduction. Sexual anatomy and physiology. The psychosexual dysfunctions: diagnostic complexities. The treatment of psychosexual dysfunctions: an overview. Sex therapy: the problem cases. Medicine, surgery, and sexual dysfunction. Sexual behavior in the separated, divorced, widowed and he aged. Gender and gender disturbance: childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. Incest and rape: repercussions in sexual behavior. Bibliographies to part one. Part II. Introduction to part two. The clinical pictures and diagnosis of the schizophrenic disorders. Introduction to etiologic studies of the schizophrenic disorders. The role of genetic factors in the etiology of the schizophrenic disorders. Social factors in the etiology of the schizophrenic disorders. Biochemical and morphological factors in the schizophrenic disorders. Introduction to the treatment of the schizophrenic disorders. The psychotherapy of the schizophrenic disorders. Group, family, and milieu therapies and psychosocial rehabilitation in the treatment of the schizophrenic disorders. Recent advances in the pharmacologic treatment of the schizophrenic disorders. Bibliographies to part two. Part III: Depression in Childhood and Adolescence. Introduction to part three. Conceptual problems in the study of depression in childhood. Childhood depression from a developmental perspective. Epidemiology of childhood depression. Psychobiological correlates of major depressive disorder in children and adolescents. The clinical characteristics of childhood depression. Bibliographies to part three. Part IV: Law and Psychiatry. Introduction to part four. Confidentiality in psychiatric treatment. Developments concerning the legal criteria civil commitment. Competency to consent to or refuse treatment. The right to treatment: little law but much impact. The least restrictive alternative: more about less. The right to refuse treatment. The role of the psychiatrist in the criminal justice system. Part V: Borderline and Narcissistic Personality Disorders. Introduction to part five. Empirical studies of the borderline diagnosis. Genetic factors in borderline personalities. The drug treatment of borderline patients. The psychotherapeutic treatment of borderline personalities. Narcissistic disorders within psychoanalytic theory. On the psychoanalytic psychotherapy of primary self pathology. An ego psychology and object relations approach to the narcissistic personality. Bibliographies to part five. Index.
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