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Psychiatry has emerged as a burgeoning scientific field with major advances in etiology and treatment of several disorders. Just as there was excitement in the anatomic advances that took place a hundred years ago when Emil Kraepelin and his collaborators took on the enormous task of classification of psychiatric disorders based on rational scientific thinking, new advances in genetics, biochemistry, neuroanatomy and pharmacotherapy of mental disorders have brought us even closer to a better understanding of complex disorders like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and even autism. The major goal of the previous edition of this classic book was to update the busy clinician, psychiatric resident and medical student with the most up-to-date information on etiology, diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders. This goal remains the focus of the third edition of this book. In this updated and expanded edition, the reader is provided with the most contemporary information and literature supported by a close survey of the field. Several new chapters dealing with new concepts in biology and treatment of mental disorders have been added. This new edition of this classic title, with its focus on biologic and medical aspects of psychiatry, will continue to be of significant help to all interested in the scientific practice of psychiatry.


Feature:

Classic text including updated and expanded topics


Written by international experts


Details advances in genetics, biochemistry, etiology, diagnosis and treatment


Covers adult and child syndromes, symptom clusters and special areas


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Psychiatry has emerged as a burgeoning scientific field with major advances in etiology and treatment of several disorders. Just as there was excitement in the anatomic advances that took place a hundred years ago when Emil Kraepelin and his collaborators took on the enormous task of classification of psychiatric disorders based on rational scientific thinking, new advances in genetics, biochemistry, neuroanatomy and pharmacotherapy of mental disorders have brought us even closer to a better understanding of complex disorders like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and even autism. The major goal of the previous edition of this classic book was to update the busy clinician, psychiatric resident and medical student with the most up-to-date information on etiology, diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders. This goal remains the focus of the third edition of this book. In this updated and expanded edition, the reader is provided with the most contemporary information and literature supported by a close survey of the field. Several new chapters dealing with new concepts in biology and treatment of mental disorders have been added. This new edition of this classic title, with its focus on biologic and medical aspects of psychiatry, will continue to be of significant help to all interested in the scientific practice of psychiatry.


Contents:

Section I Syndromes – Adult

1. The mental status examination
Hagop S. Akiskal …………………………………………………………………

2. Syndromes of brain dysfunction presenting with cognitive impairment
or behavioral disturbance: delirium, dementia, and mental disorders due
to a general medical condition
Keith Isenberg, Keith Garcia …………………………………………………….

3. The amnestic syndrome
Hillel Grossman ………………………………………………………………….

4. Bipolar illness
Paula J. Clayton …………………………………………………………………

5. Major depressive disorder
David L. Dunner …………………………………………………………………

6. Schizophrenia
S. Hossein Fatemi ……………………………………………………………….

7. Schizoaffective and schizophreniform disorders
William Coryell ………………………………………………………………….

8. Delusional disorders
Raymond R. Crowe, Marc-Andre Roy …………………………………………..

9. Anxiety disorders
Richard Shelton, Aaron J. Hunt …………………………………………………

10. Obsessive-compulsive disorder
Tanya K. Murphy, Sarah Frazier, Soo-Jeong Kim ………………………………

11. Somatoform and dissociative disorders
C. Robert Cloninger, Mehmet Dokucu …………………………………………..

12. Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa
Elke Eckert …………………………………………………………………………

13. Antisocial personality disorders
Karen Derefinko, Thomas A.Widiger …...............................................................…

14. Alcoholism
James C. Garbutt ………………………………………………………………..…

15. Drug addiction
Joseph J. Westermeyer, Gihyun Yoon ……………………………………………...

16. Sexual Disorders: Dysfunction, Gender Identity and Paraphilias


PRODUCT DETAILS

ISBN-13: 9781597452526
Publisher: Springer (Humana Press)
Publication date: May, 2008
Pages: 822

Subcategories: Psychiatry