Models for Mental Disorder: Conceptual Models in Psychiatry

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Wiley, Apr 15, 1998 - Medical - 146 pages
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Revised and updated, the third edition of this extremely popular textbook incorporates the latest thinking in the field. The authors tackle head on the fact that psychological medicine is not a unified whole but a highly variegated field which relies on very different conceptual models. The models of psychiatric thought are outlined in a clear and accessible fashion, with the liberal use of entertaining cartoons to lighten the subject. In this edition the authors have also included boxes throughout the text which contain practical tips and details of case histories.
  • "The linguistic simplicity and the sensitive attitude to patients and clients make the book enjoyable to read and it should be recommended to all who are interested in mental health and illness." Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
  • "This book is deservedly into its second edition, and will continue to provide an invaluable introduction to the diverse schools of thought by which clinical work and research in psychiatry are structured." British Journal of Psychiatry
  • "An excellent, balanced account which deserves to be widely read and debated." International Clinical Psychopharmacology

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About the author (1998)

Peter Tyrer is Professor of Community Psychiatry and Head of Department of Psychological Medicine, Imperial College Faculty of Medicine and has a specialist interest in Personality Disorders. In addition to his clinical and academic work he lectures widely in Europe and has run clinical trials on the use of benzodiazepines in depression with particular attention to patients with personality disorders. He is currently Editor of the "British Journal of Psychiatry," the most prestigious psychiatry journal in Europe.

Derek Steinberg is now retired after a career as a consultant psychiatrist in the NHS.

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