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The Harvard Guide to Psychiatry, Third Edition
Nicholi, Armand (Edt)
Harvard University Press / Hardcover / 1999-05-01 / 067437570X
Psychiatry
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Four years in the making, this entirely revised edition of a classic text provides a lucid and erudite review of the state of psychiatry today. Since the publication of the last edition in 1988, remarkable advances have been made in laboratory and clinical psychiatric research; the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) has been published; managed care has radically altered the provision of all medical care; and the profession of psychiatry has come to a sophisticated new understanding of the interplay between psychiatric knowledge and issues in the larger society.

All these changes are reflected in the new text. Of particular interest are the masterful and lucid reviews of current knowledge in the neurobiology of mental disorders, in the section on brain and behavior. The section on psychopathology clarifies newly emerging diagnostic categories and offers new insight into addictions, anxiety disorders, and disorders of cognition.

Like its predecessors, The Harvard Guide To Psychiatry focuses throughout on the relationship between the physician and the patient. Its unspoken motto is that the art of psychiatry is as important as the science. For this recognition of what is relevant clinically as well as technically, this book will be an essential reference and support for both the new and the experienced psychiatrist.

This new edition includes up-to-date discussions of:

DSM-IV
Managed care
Improvements in neuroimaging
The increased use of psychoactive drugs
Recent advances in molecular biology
Research on the biology of schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, and addictive disorders

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Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Examination and Evaluation

The Therapist-Patient Relationship
Armand M. Nicholi, Jr.

History and Mental Status
Armand M. Nicholi, Jr.

The Clinical Use of Psychological and Neuropsychological Tests
Larry J. Seidman and Rosemary Toomey

Classification and DSM-IV
Deborah Blacker and Ming T. Tsuang

Neuroimaging in Clinical Psychiatry
Perry F. Renshaw and Scott L. Rauch

Brain and Behavior

Neural Substrates of Behavior: The Effects of Focal Brain Lesions Upon Mental State
M. Marsel Mesulam

The Neurobiology of Mental Disorders
Steven E. Hyman

Sleep and Its Disorders
J. Allan Hobson and Rosalia Silvestri

Psychopathology

Theories of Personality
W. W. Meissner

Defense Mechanisms
George E. Vaillant

The Psychodynamic Basis of Psychopathology
John C. Nemiah

Anxiety Disorders and Their Treatment
Michael W. Otto, Mark H. Pollack, Michael A. Jenike, and Jerrold F. Rosenbaum

Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders
Ming T. Tsuang, Stephen V. Faraone, and Alan I. Green

Mood Disorders
Anthony J. Rothschild

Personality Disorders
John G. Gunderson

Disorders of Cognition
Ralph A. Nixon and Marilyn S. Albert

Psychosomatic Medicine and Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry
Malcolm P. Rogers, Gregory Fricchione, and Peter Reich

Substance Use Disorders
Lester Grinspoon, James Bakalar, and Roger Weiss

Eating Disorders
David B. Herzog and Anne E. Becker

Principles of Treatment and Management

The Psychotherapies: Individual, Family, and Group
W. W. Meissner

Psychopharmacology
Ross J. Baldessarini

Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Systemic Behavioral Psychotherapy
Lee Birk

Sex Therapy
Lee Birk

Electroconvulsive Therapy
Eran D. Metzger

Clinical Hypnosis
Nicholas A. Covino and Fred H. Frankel

Patient Management
Paul Summergrad, Kathy Sanders, Jeffrey B. Weilburg, and Randy S. Glassman

Special Populations

The Child
Michael S. Jellinek and David B. Herzog

The Adolescent
Armand M. Nicholi, Jr.

The Elderly Person
Andrew Satlin, Benjamin Liptzin, Michael Jenike, Carl Salzman, and Stephen Pinals

The Person with Mental Retardation
Jean A. Frazier

The Alcohol-Dependent and Drug-Dependent Person
George E. Vaillant

The Person with Chronic Mental Illness
Donald C. Goff and Jon E. Gudeman

The Person Confronting Death
Edwin H. Cassem

Psychiatry and Society

Race and Culture in Psychiatry
Chester M. Pierce, Felton J. Earls, and Arthur Kleinman

Ethical Issues in the Practice of Psychiatry
Edward M. Hundert

Psychiatric Epidemiology
Jane M. Murphy, Mauricio Tohen, and Ming T. Tsuang

Population-Based Psychiatry in the Public Sector and Managed Care
Ken Duckworth and Jonathan F. Borus

Psychiatry and the Law
Alan A. Stone

Index

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