Psychiatric Disorders in America: How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial

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Simon and Schuster, 1991 - Psychology - 449 pages
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A group of psychiatrists and epidemiologists document the various psychiatric disorders afflicting millions of Americans. They examine the extent of the various disorders which include alcoholism, drug abuse, schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, panic and phobias. The volume is designed to provide a foundation for future discussion and investgation of mental health in the USA, and to point out the urgent need for research and improved treatment to cope with the problem.
 

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Contents

Procedures Used in the Epidemiologic
21
FIGURE
34
Schizophreniform
52
AFFECTIVE DISORDERS Myrna M Weissman
53
MDD and Dysthymia
67
ALCOHOL ABUSE AND DEPENDENCE
81
Those with Alcoholism
96
Among Those with Any
114
Dan G Blazer Dana Hughes Linda K George
180
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
204
Among Persons with Remitted OCD
210
Somatization Disorder Marvin Swartz
220
10A1 Prevalence of Somatization Disorder by Race
256
ANTISOCIAL PERSONALITY Lee N Robins
258
Cognitive ImpairmentLinda K George
291
An Overview of Psychiatric Disorders
328

Syndromes of Drug Abuse and Dependence
116
PANIC AND PHOBIAWilliam W Eaton
155

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About the author (1991)

Robins is professor of sociology in the Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine.

Regier, a psychiatrist, is Director of Clinical Research at the National Institute of Mental Health.

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