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Adult Psychiatry, Second Edition [Blackwell's Neurology and Psychiatry Access]
Rubin, Eugene Rubin and Charles Zorumski
Wiley-Blackwell / Hardcover / 2006-01-01 / 1405117699
Psychiatry
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Blackwell’s Neurology and Psychiatry Access Series has been designed to teach the art of diagnosis and treatment of neurologic and mental disease using a rational approach. In this way the trainee specialist can apply both deductive and inductive reasoning to arrive at a diagnosis and formulate a plan for treatment.The Access Series consists of four books:

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Adult Psychiatry
Child & Adolescent Neurology
Adult Neurology

It is the goal of this text in the Blackwell Neurology/Psychiatry Access Series to convey not only essential knowledge but also the collected wisdom of its many highly regarded contributors. To achieve the goal of conveying not only knowledge but wisdom, each volume is divided into three sections:

· Tools for Diagnosis
· Diseases and Disorders
· Common Problems

Also included to facilitate a physician’s use of this book are:

· Nosologic Diagnosis tables
· “Pearls and Perils” boxes
· “Consider Consultation When…”
· Selected annotated bibliographies
· A complete bibliography
· Key Clinical Questions and What They Unlock

The Nosologic Diagnosis tables are based on a discriminator model to promote clearer understanding and are superior to a criterion-based model and others that lack similar specificity. This strong emphasis on differential diagnosis and on providing a structure for the understanding of the disease process means that they are true “how to do it” books.

Contents:

SECTION 1: Assessment and Evaluation
1 Psychiatry and the Medical Model
2 Diagnosis
3 Examination of Patients and Evaluation of Common Chief Complaints
4 Psychological Testing
5 Clinical Rating Scales
6 Neuroimaging in Psychiatry
7 Referral of Patients: Mental Health, Family and Community Resources

SECTION 2: Psychopathology
8 Depression and Related Disorders
9 Anxiety Disorders
10 Anxiety Disorders: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
11 Cognitive Disorders: Delirium and Amnestic Disorder
12 Cognitive Disorders: Dementias
13 Schizophrenia and Related Disorders
14 Alcoholism and Drug Use Disorders
15 Eating Disorders: Bulimia Nervosa and Anorexia Nervosa
16 Obesity and Binge Eating Disorder
17 Somatoform Disorders
18 Dissociative Disorders, Factitious Disorders and Malingering
19 Personality Disorders
20 Trauma-Related Syndromes

SECTION 3: Important Topics in Clinical Medicine
21 Psychotherapy
22 Pharmacotherapy
23 Electroconvulsive Therapy
24 Practical Genetics for the Primary Care Physician
25 Adolescent Issues
26 Psychiatry and Old Age
27 Psychiatric Disorders Associated with General Medical Conditions
28 The Impact of Psychiatric Disorders on Medical Illness
29 Suicide
30 Forensic Issues
31 Ethical Issues in Psychiatric Practice

About the Authors:

Eugene Rubin, Professor of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, USA

Charles Zorumski, Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobiology, Washington University School of Medicine, USA

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