In addition to exciting new findings about specific psychiatric disorders and new case vignettes, illustrations, and tables, the authors include expanded chapters on the psychiatric aspects of AIDS, reflecting the exponential increase in knowledge about this still-unchecked worldwide epidemic, and on somatic treatments, reflecting the burgeoning knowledge about new drug treatments, particularly antidepressants. The authors have also added the Beck Depression Inventory-a self-report patient questionnaire to help the clinician obtain an objective measure of the patient's condition-to their helpful appendix of commonly used diagnostic scales and measurements. The authors also include model curriculum recommendations for students and psychiatry clerkship directors. Popular among an increasing number of professors, this highly readable, comprehensive textbook is targeted specifically for third- and fourth-year medical students rotating through psychiatry and first- and second-year residents, and generally for clinicians in private practice, social workers, nursing students, physician's assistants, and laypersons interested in learning more about psychiatric illnesses. Nancy C.
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An established resource through three editions, the Introductory Textbook of Psychiatry has been thoroughly revised and tightened up to make it an even more effective text.
The authors, long respected as teachers, clinicians, and researchers, have trimmed the content of the previous edition to make the book more practical and easier to use. Throughout, they continue to interweave recent advances in psychiatry with the core knowledge that students new to the field need--from grasping the neurobiology and genetics of mental illness to understanding the DSM system to assessing patients.
It introduces students to a wide range of psychiatric diagnoses--covering epidemiology, clinical features, and treatment--while providing additional coverage of special topics such as violence and suicide, legal issues that affect psychiatry, childhood disorders, sleep disorders, and both psychosocial and somatic therapies.
And as a concise summary of the field, it also serves as a reliable and an eminently readable refresher for busy practitioners. Nancy C. Andreasen, M. Donald W. Black, M. Introductory Textbook of Psychiatry. Andreasen , Donald W. Swinson , Martin M. Antony , S. Rachman , Margaret A. Introductory Textbook of Psychiatry Nancy C. Black American Psychiatric Pub.
Introductory Textbook of Psychiatry
Nancy C. Andreasen, a former professor of English, is now a professor of psychiatry at the University of Iowa College of Medicine as well as president-elect of the Psychiatric Research Society. She has written more than scientific papers and has received the Hibbs Award from the American Psychiatric Association for best research in a paper on clinical psychiatry. He has published four other books, including the highly acclaimed The Behavior of Law, which Contemporary Sociology called "the most important contribution ever made to the sociology of law. Introductory Textbook of Psychiatry. Andreasen , Donald W.
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As a scientific discipline, psychiatry has enormous breadth. It comprises both the technical, as in the frontier-expanding research in molecular genetics -- and the human and personal, as in the insights and support therapeutically given when a clinician treats a patient. The Introductory Textbook of Psychiatry, Fifth Edition, equips the clinical student with a sure and knowledgeable grasp of the many facets of psychiatry. Now in its fifth edition, this best-selling book has been revised and updated to reflect the latest advancements in the field. Guiding readers in an easy-to-follow, conversational style, the expert authors and teachers divide the text into three parts: Part I focuses on the background of psychiatry, including diagnosis and classification, interview and assessment techniques, and the neurobiology and genetics behind mental illness. It includes a detailed introduction to psychiatric interviewing.