The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry is an indispensable resource for psychiatric clinicians and trainees charged with assessing, diagnosing, and treating mental disorders in our nation's burgeoning population of older adults, as well as the nurses and other professionals who provide critically important care day to day. Building on the prodigious strengths of previous editions, this revision is the most current, comprehensive, and systematic textbook of geriatric psychiatry available today, and the only one that is DSM-5(R) concordant. The text's organization is user-friendly and practical, with sections addressing the basic science of geriatric psychiatry, the diagnostic interview in late life, psychiatric disorders in late life, treatment, and special topics. In addition, an array of useful features are included: * The new DSM-5 structure and classifications have been integrated into every chapter, ensuring that readers understand how the changes impact diagnosis and patient care. * Not only do the authors provide up-to-date information on psychiatric disorders, they also contextualize that information for the geriatric population, presenting the latest thinking on the phenomenology, diagnosis, and assessment of late-life mental disorders such as dementia and other neurocognitive disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and circadian rhythm disorders. * All treatment sections have been thoroughly updated to incorporate the most recent knowledge and research findings on psychotherapeutic, psychopharmacological, and other somatic treatments.* The book offers an impressive set of graphical and illustrative features to help the reader comprehend and retain the material, including outlines, bulleted key points, and tables, as well as lists of essential readings to deepen understanding of complex topics. Widely recognized as the standard in its field, The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry serves a critical need for clinicians challenged to meet the mental health needs of an aging population.
A practical and enjoyable review of the most important points in clinical psychiatry, including diagnosis, treatment, and case presentations. Edition 5 incorporates the newer DSM-5 classification of psychiatric disorders.Chapter 1. IntroductionChapter 2. Psychiatric EvaluationChapter 3. The Depressed and Suicidal PatientChapter 4. PsychosesChapter 5. Bipolar DisorderChapter 6. Delirium/DementiaChapter 7. The Anxious PatientChapter 8. Alcohol and Substance Use DisorderChapter 9. The Sleepless PatientChapter 10. Eating DisordersChapter 11. PainChapter 12. Medical Problems Presenting as Psychiatric SyndromesChapter 13. Psychiatric Conditions of ChildhoodChapter 14. The Patient with Sexual ProblemsChapter 15. Personality DisordersChapter 16. Treatment ModalitiesChapter 17. Clinical Review
Psychiatry Under the Influence investigates the actions and practices of the American Psychiatric Association and academic psychiatry in the United States, and presents it as a case study of institutional corruption.
Much like the patients on which it focuses, the field of pediatric mental health continues to grow and develop. Among other advances, the body of clinical research and the number of empirically supported treatments have grown, evaluation practices have been refined, and awareness of emotional and behavioral problems in youth has increased. Stay up-to-date on significant DSM-5 changes to psychiatric nomenclature and criteria-and the developments that have spurred them-with the Concise Guide to Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.,br>This fifth edition prunes older content while distilling and incorporating clinically relevant findings, and features:Reorganized diagnostic chapters that reflect updates to DSM-5Tables of selected diagnostic criteria from DSM-5 for quick referenceRelevant treatment methods for each section on a specific disorder or clinical situationAn informative chapter dedicated to pharmacological treatments-from stimulant medications and antidepressants to antipsychotics and anticonvulsantsSuggested additional readings for those interested in learning more about particular topicsRecommended published and on-line information resources for parentsAn indispensable primer on child and adolescent psychiatry for medical and mental health students and clinical trainees, this guide also serves as an ideal, quick-reference update for practicing physicians, nurses, and advanced practice nurses.Complex theoretical notions, new research, and areas of controversy have been simplified in the interest of brevity and ease of reference, making this a useful resource for professionals in special education, child welfare, and juvenile justice, as well as parents.
The Massachusetts General Hospital is widely respected as one of the world's premier psychiatric institutions. Now, preeminent authorities from MGH present the newly updated edition of Massachusetts General Hospital Comprehensive Clinical Psychiatry, a unique medical reference book that continues to simplify your access to the current clinical knowledge you need ― both in print and online! It provides practical approaches to a wide variety of clinical syndromes and settings, aided by stunning graphics and hundreds of questions and answers geared to each chapter. You’ll have convenient access to all the authoritative answers necessary to overcome any clinical challenge.User-friendly, highly templated organization with abundant boxed summaries, bulleted points, case histories, algorithms, references, and suggested readings.Peerless, hands-on advice from members of the esteemed MGH Department of Psychiatry helps you put today's best approaches to work for your patients.Interactive and downloadable Q&As for each chapter allow you to test your retention of the material covered.In-depth coverage of many unique areas, including Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorders in Transitioning Adolescents and Young Adults; Neuroanatomical Systems Relevant to Neuropsychiatric Disorders; Legal and Ethical Issues in Psychiatry; Military Psychiatry; and Approaches to Collaborative Care and Primary Care Psychiatry.Features full, new DSM-5 criteria; new art, tables, and key points; and new Alzheimer’s Disease guidelines.Highlights recent developments in the field, such as neurotherapeutics, new psychotropics, military psychiatry, collaborative care, ensuring your knowledge is thoroughly up to date.Expert Consult eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.
First Textbook Integrated with DSM-5! The new sixth edition of The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychiatry-the first comprehensive psychiatry textbook to integrate the new DSM-5 criteria-provides the most up-to-date, authoritative, insightful foundational text in the field. Its contributors include authors of the definitive texts in their areas of specialization. Its 38 streamlined chapters focus on the clinical issues of greatest concern and interest to practicing psychiatrists, residents, and those studying for oral board examinations. With coverage of topics ranging from development to diagnosis to treatment, the text comprises a comprehensive course in clinical psychiatry. Both seasoned practitioners and those in training will find that this thoroughly revised edition lives up to the preeminent standard of excellence that readers of previous editions have come to expect.
A brief, practical review of the indications for and use of pharmacological agents in the treatment of psychological disorders. Case examples. Chapter on over-the-counter medications and dietary supplements. Updated for DSM-5 classification of psychological disorders.
"PPPP . . . To compress 200 years of psychiatric theory and practice into a compelling and coherent narrative is a fine achievement . . . . What strikes the reader [most] are Shorter's storytelling skills, his ability to conjure up the personalities of the psychiatrists who shaped the discipline and the conditions under which they and their patients lived."--Ray Monk The Mail on Sunday magazine, U.K. "An opinionated, anecdote-rich history. . . . While psychiatrists may quibble, and Freudians and other psychoanalysts will surely squawk, those without a vested interest will be thoroughly entertained and certainly enlightened."--Kirkus Reviews. "Shorter tells his story with immense panache, narrative clarity, and genuinely deep erudition."--Roy Porter Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine. In A History of Psychiatry, Edward Shorter shows us the harsh, farcical, and inspiring realities of society's changing attitudes toward and attempts to deal with its mentally ill and the efforts of generations of scientists and physicians to ease their suffering. He paints vivid portraits of psychiatry's leading historical figures and pulls no punches in assessing their roles in advancing or sidetracking our understanding of the origins of mental illness. Shorter also identifies the scientific and cultural factors that shaped the development of psychiatry. He reveals the forces behind the unparalleled sophistication of psychiatry in Germany during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries as well as the emergence of the United States as the world capital of psychoanalysis. This engagingly written, thoroughly researched, and fiercely partisan account is compelling reading for anyone with a personal, intellectual, or professional interest in psychiatry.
This book is for prescribers specializing in psychiatry, primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, psychologists and pharmacists. Featuring one hundred and fifty new and updated case-based questions, divided into ten core areas of psychiatry, this collection will help you identify areas in which you need further study. Each question is followed by an explanation of the answer and a list of references. After completing the questions you will be better able to: • diagnose patients presenting with psychiatric symptoms using accepted diagnostic standards and practices • implement evidence-based psychiatric treatment strategies aligned with the patient's recovery goals • integrate recent advances in diagnostic and treatment strategies into clinical practice according to best practice guidelines. This collection has been approved by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology as part of a lifelong learning and self-assessment program and as a component of maintenance of certification. Optional posttests with CME credit are available for a fee (waived for NEI members). For more information, contact the Neuroscience Education Institute.