The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Clinical Psychiatry, Volume 1

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Robert E. Hales, Stuart C. Yudofsky
American Psychiatric Pub., 2003 - Medical - 1734 pages
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A broad, integrated knowledge of both psychology and neuroscience is the essence of psychiatric practice and the ideal basis for treatment decisions. Psychiatrists are distinct among mental health professionals in that their knowledge and training allow them to be the ultimate integrators of the biological and psychosocial perspectives underlying diagnostic understanding and treatment.

This integrative focus is built into the fourth edition of this encyclopedic—and now classic—textbook. Three years in the making, it has undergone more comprehensive and significant change than any previous edition. This densely informative textbook comprises 40 scholarly, authoritative chapters by an astonishing 89 experts and combines junior and senior authors alike to enhance the rich diversity and quality of clinical perspectives. The editors have added a chapter on interpersonal therapy and updated all chapters to include the latest references and research findings. Selected chapters have been completely rewritten by new authors. This wide-ranging reference covers the following topics in four main parts:

• Part I, Theoretical Foundations and Assessment—Explains the theoretical bases of psychiatry, from genetics and normal development of the mind and body to various psychiatric assessment tools, such as the interview/history, assessment scales, and laboratory and other diagnostic tests• Part II, Psychiatric Disorders—Discusses various aspects of psychiatric disorders (e.g., dementia; substance abuse; schizophrenia; mood, anxiety, somatoform, factitious, dissociative, sexual/gender identity, personality, sleep, eating, and pain disorders), including those usually first diagnosed in infancy, childhood, or adolescence• Part III, Psychiatric Treatments—Describes the latest treatments, including psychopharmacology and electroconvulsive therapy, brief dynamic individual psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, interpersonal psychotherapy, behavior and cognitive therapies, group therapy, and couple and family therapy, hypnosis, and treatment of children and adolescents• Part IV, Special Clinical Topics—Presents fascinating perspectives on suicide, violence, women's mental health, cultural psychiatry, the law and psychiatry, and ethics and psychiatry

The editors have included the Electronic DSM-IV-TR Pluson CD-ROM, which contains a collection of reference materials such as the full text of DSM-IV-TR, the APA Practice Guidelines, and the American Psychiatric Glossary, Seventh Edition—all fully searchable and replete with cross-references and hypertext links.

Although crafted primarily for advanced psychiatry residents and practicing psychiatrists, this highly practical volume remains a standard educational reference for physicians of other specialties, including family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics, and neurology.

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Robert E. Hales, M.D., M.B.A.,is Joe P. Tupin Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of California, Davis School of Medicine, and Medical Director of Sacramento County Mental Health Services in Sacramento, California.

Stuart C. Yudofsky, M.D.,is D.C. and Irene Ellwood Professor and Chairman of the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences of Baylor College of Medicine. He is Chief of Psychiatry Service at The Methodist Hospital and is also responsible for oversight of academic activities in psychiatry at The Menninger Clinic and Hospital, the Ben Taub General Hospital, the Houston Veterans Administration Medical Center, the St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, and the Texas Children's Hospital.

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