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published in: 2002
summary: Psychiatrists are distinct among mental health professionals in that their knowledge and training allow them to be the ultimate integrators of the biological and psychosocial perspectives underlying diagnostic understanding and treatment. This integrative focus is built into the fourth edition of this encyclopedic—and now classic—textbook. Three years in the making, it has undergone more comprehensive and significant change than any previous edition. This densely informative textbook comprises 40 scholarly, authoritative chapters by an astonishing 89 experts and combines junior and senior authors alike to enhance the rich diversity and quality of clinical perspectives. The editors have added a chapter on interpersonal therapy and updated all chapters to include the latest references and research findings. Selected chapters have been completely rewritten by new authors. This wide-ranging reference is divided into four main parts: the theoretical bases of psychiatry, from genetics and normal development to various psychiatric assessment tools; psychiatric disorders, including those usually first diagnosed in infancy, childhood, or adolescence; the latest treatments, from psychopharmacology and electroconvulsive therapy to hypnosis and various types of psychotherapy; and special clinical topics such as suicide, violence, women's mental health, cultural psychiatry, the law and psychiatry, and ethics and psychiatry. Although crafted primarily for advanced psychiatry residents and practicing psychiatrists, this highly practical volume (and its companion Electronic DSM-IV-TR Plus on CD-ROM) remains a standard educational reference for physicians of other specialties, including family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics, and neurology.
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publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.
issue editors:Stuart C. Yudofsky
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original language: English
article pagination: pages: 1734
- ISBN: 978-1585620326
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