Extensively revised and updated this edition reflects the progress and developments in the field. With 127 chapters and over 400 contributors this book is a truly comprehensive exposition of the specialty of psychiatry.
Written by well-known and highly regarded experts from around the world, it takes a patient-centered approach making it an indispensable resource for all those involved in the care of patients with psychiatric disorders.
For this new edition, the section on the Neuroscientific Foundations of Psychiatry has been completely revised, with a new author team recruited by Section Editors Jonathan Polan and Eric Kandel. The final section, Special Populations and Clinical Settings, features important new chapters on today’s most urgent topics, including the homeless, restraint and geriatric psychiatry.
Key features include:
- Coverage of the entire field of psychiatry, from psychoanalysis to pharmacology and brain imaging, including family relations, cultural influence and change, epidemiology, genetics and behavioral medicine
- Clinical vignettes describing current clinical practice in an attractive design
- Numerous figures and tables that facilitate learning and comprehension appear throughout the text
- Clear comparisons of the DSM-IV-TR and ICD-10 criteria for easy understanding in a global context
- Diagnostic and treatment decision trees to help both the novice and experienced reader
The chapter on Cognitive Behavioral Therapies by Edward Friedman, Michael Thase and Jesse Wright is freely available. Please click on Read Excerpt 2 above to read this superb exposition of these important therapies.
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About the Author
Jerald Kay, Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, is one of the leading Child Psychiatrists and Psychiatry Educators in the US.
Jeffrey Lieberman, Director of the New York State Psychiatric Institute and Chairman of psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center, is a leading psychiatric drug researcher with excellent clinical, academic and publishing credentials. He received the Adolf Meyer Award of the American Psychiatric Association in 2007.
Michael B First, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University and the Psychiatric Institute of New York, is one of the architects of the DSM-IV-TR classification and is playing a key role in the development of DSM-V.
Mario Maj, Professor of Psychiatry at the Primo Policlinico Universitario in Naples, Italy, has been President of the Italian Psychiatric Association (since 2000); President of the Italian Society of Biological Psychiatry (since 1990); Secretary-General of the Association of European Psychiatrists (2001-2002); Editor of "European Psychiatry" and “World Psychiatry”. He became President of the Association of European Psychiatrists in January 2002 and takes on the Presidency of the World Psychiatric Association in September 2008.