Psychodynamic Psychiatry in Clinical Practice / Edition 4
This new edition of the classic psychodynamic psychiatry text, Psychodynamic Psychiatry in Clinical Practice, continues its tradition as the most readable, scholarly, and practical introduction to psychodynamic theory and practice available. Kept within arm's reach of all mental health professionals, this invaluable “one-stop” reference will prepare you to teach students and treat patients more effectively with its truly integrative psychodynamic approach.
The author has meticulously updated every chapter, adding new case examples and discussing the most recent research findings and concepts in psychodynamic psychiatry. Drawing on the latest breakthroughs in neuroscience to validate current psychodynamic thinking, the author includes neuroanatomical illustrations that highlight the need to integrate psychoanalytic theories of development with brain development and the impact of environment on gene expression. Clearly organized into three distinct sections based on DSM-IV diagnoses—fundamentals, Axis I disorders, Axis II disorders (personality disorders)—the best-selling Psychodynamic Psychiatry in Clinical Practice is the definitive reference for training programs of all kinds at all levels and an ideal companion to the author's Long-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: A Basic Text.
This new edition provides a clear synthesis of diagnostic understanding and treatment unmatched in the literature. Marked by Dr. Gabbard's distinctly lucid and compelling prose, it is the ultimate psychiatric guide for the busy clinician and mental health student.