psychiatric interviewing the art of understanding a practical guide for psychiatrists psychologists counselors social workers nurses and other mental health professionals with online video mo

shawn christopher shea


– print purchase includes enhanced expert consult ebook with over 7.5 hours of streaming video; quickly search text, figures, references, and videos on laptops, tablets, and smart phones – with time at a premium, today's clinicians must rapidly engage their patients while gathering an imposingly large amount of critical information. these clinicians appropriately worry that the "person" beneath the diagnoses will be lost in the shuffle of time constraints, data gathering, and the creation of the electronic health record. psychiatric interviewing: the art of understanding: a practical guide for psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors, social workers, nurses, and other mental health professionals, 3rd edition tackles these problems head-on, providing flexible and practical solutions for gathering critical information while always attending to the concerns and unique needs of the patient. over five years in the making, this classic introduction to the art of clinical interviewing returns, updated, expanded and innovatively designed for today's reader with over 7.5 hours of streaming video integrated directly into the text itself.
readers now also become viewers, acquiring the rare opportunity to see the author both illustrating specific interviewing techniques and subsequently discussing effective ways in which to employ them. the founder and director of the acclaimed cape cod symposium, rob guerette, describes dr. shea's skills as a speaker as follows, "dr. shea is an extremely gifted teacher, whose vibrant story-telling skills and compelling videos have led to him garnering some of the highest evaluations in the 30 year history of the cape cod symposium. in short, readers are in for a rare treat when viewing the book's video component." within the text, dr. shea deftly integrates interviewing techniques from a variety of professional disciplines from psychiatry to clinical psychology, social work, and counseling providing a broad scope of theoretical foundation.
written in the same refreshing, informal writing style that made the first two editions best sellers, the text provides a compelling introduction to all of the core interviewing skills from conveying empathy, effectively utilizing open-ended questions, and forging a powerful therapeutic alliance to sensitively structuring the interview while understanding nonverbal communication at a sophisticated level. updated to the dsm-5, the text also illustrates how to arrive at a differential diagnosis in a humanistic, caring fashion with the patient treated as a person, not just another case. whether the reader is a psychiatric resident or a graduate student in clinical psychology, social work, counseling or psychiatric nursing, the updated third edition is designed to prepare the trainee to function effectively in the hectic worlds of community mental health centers, inpatient units, emergency rooms, and university counseling centers.
to do so, the pages are filled with sample questions and examples of interviewing dialogue that bring to life methods for sensitively exploring difficult topics such as domestic violence, drug abuse, incest, antisocial behavior, and taking a sexual history as well as performing complex processes such as the mental status. the expanded chapter on suicide assessment includes an introduction to the internationally acclaimed interviewing strategy for uncovering suicidal ideation, the chronological assessment of suicide events (case approach). dr. shea, the creator of the case approach, then illustrates its techniques in a compelling video demonstrating its effective use in an interview involving a complex presentation of suicidal planning and intent a key aspect of this text is its unique appeal to both novice and experienced clinicians. it is designed to grow with the reader as they progress through their graduate training, while providing a reference that the reader will pull off the shelf many times in their subsequent career as a mental health professional.
perhaps the most unique aspect in this regard is the addition of five complete chapters on advanced and specialized interviewing (which comprise part iv of the book) which appear as bonus chapters in the accompanying e-book without any additional cost to the reader. with over 310 pages, this web-based bonus section provides the reader with essentially two books for the price of one, acquiring not only the expanded core textbook but a set of independent monographs on specialized skill sets that the reader and/or faculty can add to their curriculum as they deem more

hodges frontotemporal dementia

bradford c. dickerson


frontotemporal dementia (ftd) is a cruel disease, robbing patients of core human characteristics and wreaking havoc with relationships. clinical and scientific interest in ftd and related disorders continues to grow rapidly, with major advances having occurred since this book's last publication. new clinical diagnostic criteria were published in 2011; new pathological discoveries have led to new diagnostic criteria; and major genetic discoveries have been made. this new edition covers these developments, providing the leading resource on ftd, ppa, psp, cbd, ftd-als, and related disorders, now written by a more internationally representative group of authors than before. providing an in-depth and expert synthesis of the status of our knowledge of ftd and related syndromes, the content includes chapters reviewing clinical, neuropsychiatric, neuropsychological, imaging, and other features of ftd and multidisciplinary approaches to patient management. essential reading for specialist and generalist neurologists, psychiatrists, geriatricians, neuropsychologists, neuropathologists, and basic scientists in relevant more

psychiatric and behavioral disorders in intellectual and developmental disabilities

colin hemmings


fully revised, this new edition reviews the most up-to-date and clinically relevant information on the mental health and behavioral problems of people with intellectual, developmental and learning disabilities, also previously known as mental retardation. providing the latest evidence base from the literature and embracing clinical experience, it covers the essential facts and concepts relating to coexisting medical and psychiatric disorders, with new and updated chapters on mental health and epilepsy, schizophrenia spectrum disorders, personality disorders, and mental health problems in people with autism and related disorders. the disorder-based chapters are complemented by chapters on carer and family perspectives, possible future developments and contributions highlighting the principles of assessment, management and services from global and historical perspectives. this is essential hands-on practical advice for psychiatrists, psychologists and all other mental health professionals including nurses, therapists, social workers, managers, service providers and more

cognitive impairment in major depressive disorder clinical relevance biological substrates and treatment opportunities

roger s. mcintyre


major depressive disorder (mdd) is the leading cause of disability globally in both developed and developing nations. the staggering economic costs attributable to mdd are largely a consequence of impairment in role function. evidence indicates that disturbance in the domain of cognitive function in individuals with mdd is the principal determinant of health outcome. this is the first book to comprehensively explore the domain of cognition in mdd. the literature describing cognitive dysfunction is reviewed with particular focus on clinical determinants, pathophysiology and causative factors. the patient subpopulations most susceptible are defined. a summary of contemporary assessment tools for research and clinical purposes is provided. multimodality treatments and prevention strategies are described. this book is an invaluable resource for psychiatrists, neuropsychologists and other members of the mental health team, as well as for policy makers, vocation rehabilitation experts, disability providers and other stakeholders interested in improving health outcomes in more

violence in psychiatry

katherine warburton


the association between violence and mental illness is well studied, yet remains highly controversial. currently, there does appear to be a trend of increasing violence in hospital settings, including both civilly and forensically committed populations. in fact, physical aggression is the primary reason for admission to many hospitals. given that violence is now often both a reason for admission and a barrier to discharge, there is a pressing need for violence to be re-conceptualized as a primary medical condition, not as the by-product of one. furthermore, treatment settings need to be enhanced to address the new types of violence exhibited in inpatient environments and this modification needs to be geared toward balancing safety with treatment. this book focuses on violence from assessment, through underlying neurobiology, to treatment and other recommendations for practice. this will be of interest to forensic psychiatrists, general adult psychiatrists, psychiatric residents, psychologists, psychiatric social workers and rehabilitation more

edwards treatment of drinking problems a guide for the helping professions

keith humphreys


presenting state-of-the-art, accessible reviews of the expanding science of alcohol treatment, integrated with down to earth, practical guides to the management of a wide range of clinical situations, this new edition is compassionate toward patients, optimistic about treatment, and candid about the clinical and professional challenges embedded in the treatment endeavour. the coverage updates the science that has occurred in the half-decade since the last edition, most notably in the areas of neuroscience, neuroimaging and pharmacotherapy, and includes expanded discussion of historical and public policy forces that have shaped the alcohol treatment field. the book recognizes that drinking problems occur across all social structures and cannot be neatly confined to the specialist addiction treatment sector. this text is relevant to all those working to help those with a drinking problem, meeting the needs of general medical practitioners, psychiatrists and other medical specialists, nurses, psychotherapists, counselors, psychologists, alcohol support workers, social workers and occupational therapists, amongst more

comprehensive womens mental health

chair of psychiatry st vincent's hospital david castle


this is a comprehensive, up-to-date and evidence-based review of women's mental health. it starts by considering the social and cultural contexts of women's lives today before addressing how developmental aspects pertain to mental health, exploring biological, evolutionary and psychosocial parameters. the heart of the book contains a series of chapters with a clinical emphasis. these aim to elucidate causal mechanisms for gender differences in mental disorder considering hormonal and environmental influences. the therapeutic implications of gender are then addressed in some detail, with a focus on inter-partner and other forms of violence, substance misuse, personality disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. the book concludes with a detailed section considering psychosis and its sequelae in women and their families. the book's scope is intended to be broad, and it is aimed at a clinical audience including psychiatrists and general physicians, as well as mental health nurses, psychologists, social workers and occupational more

stahls self assessment examination in psychiatry multiple choice questions for clinicians

stephen m. stahl


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 more

mount sinai expert guides psychiatry

asher b. simon


the mount sinai expert guides, published by wiley and endorsed by mount sinai school of medicine in new york, provide rapid access, point-of-care clinical information on the most common diseases in a range of different therapeutic areas. each title focuses on a different speciality and emphasis throughout is on providing rapid-access, clear clinical guidance to aid physicians with point-of-care management of their patients. each title is edited by a renowned specialist from mount sinai, normally the chair of the department, who is responsible for recruiting key faculty members to author the chapters. a chapter template has been developed to which each chapter author must adhere, so as to ensure complete consistency across all the chapters in each book and also across every book in the series. accompanying each book is a companion website containing accessory materials such as case studies, video clips, mcqs, patient advice and pqri/icd codes. mount sinai expert guides: psychiatry will provide specialist trainees and recently qualified specialists in psychiatry with an extremely clinical, affordable and accessible handbook covering the specialty. it will be used as both a point-of-care resource in the hospital and clinical setting, and also as a refresher guide during preparation for board exams and re-certification. focused on providing 100% clinical guidance on the most common conditions that psychologists encounter, it will present the very best in expert information in an attractive, easy to navigate informative and well-structured manner, with features such as key points, potential pitfalls, management algorithms, and national/international guidelines on more

evidence based herbal and nutritional treatments for anxiety in psychiatric disorders

david camfield


this book presents the current clinical evidence on the efficacy of herbal and nutritional treatments for anxiety that is experienced in association with psychiatric disorders, and explains how health professionals can apply this knowledge to the benefit of patients presenting with a wide range of symptoms, including comorbid mood disorders. all chapters are written by world-leading researchers who draw on the findings of human clinical trials to provide uncompromising assessments of individual treatments, including herbal anxiolytics with sedative actions, adaptogens, cognitive anxiolytics, and nutraceuticals. traditional treatments requiring further study – including the plant-based psychotropic ayahuasca and other phytotherapies of potential value in the treatment of anxiety – are also reviewed. in the closing chapters, a series of helpful case studies are provided by mental health clinicians in order to illustrate how herbal and nutritional treatments can best be integrated into an overall treatment plan for individuals with a range of comorbid diagnoses.
mental health professionals, researchers, and general readers will find that the book provides an excellent review of current scientific knowledge gained from the study of herbal and nutritional treatments, together with important clinical recommendations for their use in patients experiencing clinically significant levels of more

lange qa psychiatry 11th edition

sean blitzstein

the most thorough psychiatry review available for the usmle step 2 ck and psychiatry clerkship exam – completely updated to reflect the dsm-5

covering all of the clerkship’s core competencies, lange q&a psychiatry delivers more than 800 exam-style questions and answers with concise but comprehensive explanations of correct and incorrect answer options. the eleventh edition of this this trusted review simulates the usmle step 2 ck test-taking experience by delivering multiple-step clinical vignette questions and updates on the latest therapies for psychiatric diseases and disorders. questions are carefully selected to match the style and difficulty level of what students will face on the test.

boost your score with a thorough review of the clerkship’s core competencies
build confidence and assess your knowledge with 800+ usmle-style questions
understand why answers are correct or incorrect with detailed explanations
prepare with questions that have been thoroughly updated to match the difficulty level and content of the exam
review one subject at a time to pinpoint your strengths and weaknesses
bolster your preparation with two comprehensive practice exams, each with more than 115 questions
maximize your study time with questions that emphasize high-yield material
cover the most amount of material in the least amount of time with the fast-paced q&a format
sharpen your test-taking skills with clinical vignette questions that simulate what you will see on the actual exam
updated to reflect the dsm-5

depression in medical illness

arthur j. barsky

an authoritative guide to understanding and treating depression in the medically ill

depression in medical illness is based on the fact that depression and medical illness are inextricably bound together and must be viewed through a single lens in order to truly understand, diagnose, and treat them.

throughout the book, the authors emphasize not simply a critical distillation and balanced summary of the available empirical data, but equally important, an active synthesis, formulation, and analysis of that evidence.this informs a contemporary biomedical understanding, as well as diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. all of the chapters are authored by members of the department of psychiatry at the world-renowned brigham and women’s hospital. in chapters devoted to specific medical disorders, psychiatrists with particular expertise in those areas have been joined by other eminent brigham medical and surgical specialists or subspecialists. this makes these chapters valuable not just to psychiatrists and other mental health professionals, but to a wide range of medical specialists as well.

logically organized into five sections:

core concepts – provides a conceptual and intellectual framework for understanding depressive illness in the context of medical illness

assessment and treatment of depression in medically ill patients – discusses the general principles of depression diagnosis and treatment

depression in medical illness – assesses what we know about depression when it is comorbid with the full range of major medical disorders

special populations and settings – is devoted to special patient populations and the importance of the settings in which care is delivered

new directions – a fascinating glimpse into the future of the care of medically ill patients who are depressed

the identification assessment and treatment of adults who abuse animals 2016 the anicare approach

kenneth shapiro


this book provides step-by-step guidance on how to identify, assess and treat adults who have abused animals. the theoretical framework employed is broad, encompassing cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, attachment, and trauma-based theories. organized by stages of therapy, the text discusses how to frame the therapy, establish a working relationship, deal with resistance, establishing accountability, clarifying values related to animals, and teaching self-management skills such as empathy, attachment, accommodation, reciprocity and nurturance. additional materials are included or referenced, including an appendix of cases that illustrate the variety of client presentations and electronic supplementary material demonstrates role-played interviews and a workshop more

the essential guide to lithium treatment 2016

michael bauer


this book is a practical, up-to-date guide to the correct use of lithium for the short- and long-term treatment of mood disorders. among the subjects addressed are the pharmacology and mechanisms of action of lithium, its use for maintenance treatment, the role of lithium in the treatment of mania and depression and in suicide prevention, further clinical indications, the administration of lithium during pregnancy and the postpartum period, and adverse effects and their management. relevant background information is provided on the diagnosis, classification, and natural course of mood disorders, and an overview of other treatments for bipolar disorder and major depression is included. lithium is the essential medication for patients with mood disorders. the evidence of its efficacy in maintenance treatment is acknowledged in all major international treatment guidelines for bipolar disorders and, when used correctly, lithium unquestionably produces the most dramatic benefits of any medication in psychopharmacology.
this essential guide is written by two international experts in the treatment of mood disorders who have more than 25 years of experience in the use of lithium and have authored numerous scientific articles on more

sleep disorders in adolescents 2016 a clinical casebook

sanjeev v kothare


this clinical casebook presents a comprehensive review of common sleep problems in adolescents in a concise, easy-to-read format. each chapter thoroughly addresses a unique sleep disorder in teenagers through illustrative cases, reviews of relevant literature, and pearls of wisdom for both the practicing sleep specialist and other practitioners involved in the care of adolescents. early chapters address various sleep disorders in detail: parasomnias, narcolepsy, obstructive sleep apnea, and delayed sleep-wake phase disorder, providing clear treatment considerations. later chapters address sleep when complicated by issues of major depression, ptsd, epilepsy, and traumatic brain injury. in-depth discussions and differential diagnosis engage the reader, and offer a multitude of research-based and clinically guided recommendations for the evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders in the adolescent. an ideal, practical resource for clinicians at all levels, sleep disorders in adolescents provides a valuable contribution to adolescent more

surviving dementia 2016 a clinical and personal perspective

carol w. berman


this text approaches the care of dementia patients via the experience of a psychiatrist as well as a caregiver, offering a holistic approach to care that is unlike any other book in the market. laced with her experiences from both her professional and personal life, huffington post columnist and psychiatrist dr. carol w. berman aims to educate mental health professionals on topics that they continue to grapple with, including diagnosis and treatment, behavioral challenges among patients, working with non-professional and professional caregivers, hospice care, and many other difficulties professionals face when caring for dementia patients. with the same easy-to-read yet informative tone dr. carol w. berman is known for among her various clinical and lay resources, professionals find that this tool is an excellent resource for structuring care plans with the non-professional caregiver struggling with care management. surviving dementia: a clinical and personal perspective is an outstanding resource for psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, and other physicians interested in models of dementia more

stigma and prejudice 2016 touchstones in understanding diversity in healthcare

ranna parekh


in this innovative title, the authors describe unique patient populations affected by stigma and prejudice and the prevalence of these issues to all healthcare providers. each chapter covers the forms of prejudice and stigma associated with minority statuses, including religious minorities, the homeless, as well as those stigmatized by medical serious medical conditions, such hiv/aids, obesity, and substance misuse disorders. the chapters focus on the importance of recognizing biological differences and similarities within such groups and describes the challenges and best practices for optimum healthcare outcomes. the text describes innovative ways to connect in a clinical setting with people of diverse backgrounds. the text also covers future directions and areas of research and innovative clinical work being done. written by experts in the field, stigma and prejudice is an excellent resource for psychiatrist, psychologists, general physicians, social workers, and all other medical professionals working with stigmatized more

social and community psychiatry 2016 towards a critical patient oriented approach

stelios stylianidis


this book presents the basic theoretical and historical concepts and it describes current perspectives and data, focusing on good practices in community psychiatry in greece and in other parts of europe. concepts such as the biopsychosocial model, psychiatric reform, psychosocial rehabilitation and the recovery model, as well as new case management models are approached from a critical, anthropocentric perspective. the current socioeconomic crisis in europe brings with it new realities in mental health systems. new forms of social suffering are forcing the psychiatric community to re-examine what is considered normal. in order to respond to the complexity of the newly emerging needs, social and community psychiatry has been compelled to broaden the objectives of intervention and research alike, developing new and dynamic relations with complementary scientific fields such as social anthropology, psychoanalysis and microeconomics. the present work is the result of collaboration between professionals from across these different more

psychiatric symptoms and comorbidities in autism spectrum disorder 2016

luigi mazzone


this book explains in detail the diagnosis, management, and treatment of comorbid disorders in patients with autism spectrum disorders (asd). important insights are provided into the nature of the symptoms of psychiatric comorbidities in these patients, and particularly children and adolescents, with a view to assisting clinicians in reaching a correct diagnosis that will permit the implementation of appropriate treatment strategies, whether psychological or pharmacological. the full range of potential comorbidities is considered, including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders, eating disorders, disruptive behavioral disorders, tourette's disorder, and substance-related disorders. in each case guidance is provided on how to avoid incorrectly attributing symptoms to asd and on treatment options. psychiatric comorbidities in autism spectrum disorders will be of value to all practitioners who are confronted by patients with these complex co-occurring more

psychiatric neurotherapeutics 2016 contemporary surgical and device based treatments

joan camprodon


this volume covers the gamut of surgical and device-based treatments for psychiatric disorders. written by experts in the field, this book covers neuroscience advances in the neurobiological underpinnings of psychiatric diseases, emerging surgical and device-based treatments, and advances in the field. topics include electroconvulsive therapy, transcranial magnetic stimulation, vagus nerve stimulation (vns), and many other cutting-edge treatments and techniques. psychiatric neurotherapeutics is a valuable resource for psychiatrists, neurosurgeons, neurologists, researchers, and all other medical professionals interested in surgical and device-based treatments of psychiatric more

women in academic psychiatry 2017 a mind to succeed

sophia frangou


this text comprises of sixteen first-person narratives from some of the most influential women in psychiatry about why they went into the field, what they attribute to success, and how they overcame their challenges. the second part of this text analyzes the themes brought to light in the narrative and discusses strategies for success. though several of the chapters target issues that women in academic psychiatry may not have a resource for, several of the chapters discuss challenges that both men and women face, including strategic actions and decisions and the time investment necessary for a successful career in academic psychiatry. the topics are relevant to medical professionals at every level of their career who are or work with women in the field. women in academic psychiatry is a unique resource for the professional woman in psychiatry, psychology, medical school, for men who face particular career challenges in academic medicine or are cultivating young women who are eager to more

panic disorder 2016 neurobiological and treatment aspects

antonio egidio nardi


the book focuses on the neurobiological and treatment aspects of panic disorder. it describes the most recent research data and pharmacological therapeutic aspects of panic disorder. the biochemical, respiratory, imaging, and translational aspects will be together with diagnostic and pharmacological discussion. we have the collaboration of important and recognized researchers from various countries – brazil, usa, italy, spain, united kingdom, and switzerland – all of them with a continuous and relevant work on anxiety disorders. "panic disorder: neurobiological and treatment aspects" is intended to be a reference book for those who research or treat panic disorder and anxiety disorder more

understanding suicide 2016 from diagnosis to personalized treatment

philippe courtet


in this book international experts address a range of key current issues relating to suicide. the opening chapters discuss nosology, definitions, clinical determinants, and conceptual models of the suicide process and consider the evidence regarding potential biomarkers of suicide risk based on neuroscientific research. adopting a neo-durkheimian perspective, the role of various social factors in the genesis of suicidal behavior is then explored in depth. practical user-friendly tools that facilitate risk assessment by clinicians are provided, and detailed consideration is given to efficient and innovative strategies for the prevention of suicide and the treatment of suicidal behavior, such as psychotherapy, psychopharmacological approaches, and effective organization of care, including surveillance and the use of online tools. the final part of the book focuses on the need for and development of a personalized approach within the field of suicide more

fundamentals of diagnosing and treating eating disorders 2017 a clinical casebook

janna gordon-elliott


this concise text contains clinical cases covering different types of dysfunctional eating with a focus on the eating disorders in the dsm-5, including the new disorder avoidant-restrictive food intake disorder (arfid). each case will follow the format of clinical presentation, diagnosis, discussion, and suggested readings. the discussion sections will prioritize treatment and management, with practical tips for clinicians. the text will also include boxed "quick snapshots" with important fundamentals that are relevant to the case and the diagnosis or diagnoses being presented. presentations that are common in clinical practice, but that may not fit neatly into one specific diagnostic category, will also be reviewed, with guidance on principles of assessment, prioritization of problems, formulation, and management. the book encourages the consideration of comorbidities and differential diagnosis. the structure of the book's content will give readers a head-start in honing their differential diagnosis skills in the area of eating disorders. the book is split into three categories, based on the most immediately visible features of the case: i. the person who eats too little, ii.
the person who eats too much, iii. the person who eats in an odd or idiosyncratic way. for teaching purposes, several of the cases describe a "not normal" eating presentation that are not classified within one of the current definitions of a psychiatric disorder. fundamentals of diagnosing and treating eating disorders is aimed at psychiatrists, primary care physicians, and other clinicians who may see patients with eating more

treating comorbid opioid use disorder in chronic pain 2016

annette m. matthews


this in-depth text addresses how to approach and treat the chronic pain patient struggling with problematic opioid use. it discusses the approach for patients who may be at high risk of problematic use, such as those with a history of mental illness or substance use disorder. the first part covers diagnosis and treatment, focusing on common best practices that practitioners can adapt to any practice. two of the chapters detail alternative and replacement therapies for opioid. two more cover special issues in the treatment of women and older patients. the second part reviews the ethical, legal, regulatory, and policy issues surrounding the treatment of patients with comorbid pain and addiction. the book includes strategies for documentation that mitigate the risk of legal issues or ethical boundary crossings. the last part of the book addresses treating comorbid pain and opioid use disorder in different medical settings and the treatment of co-occurring mental illnesses and substance abuse.
treating comorbid opioid use disorder in chronic pain is of great value to psychiatrists, pain physicians, primary care providers, social workers, drug rehabilitation centers, and other behavioral health more

the stigma of mental illness end of the story 2016

wolfgang gaebel


this book makes a highly innovative contribution to overcoming the stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness – still the heaviest burden both for those afflicted and those caring for them. the scene is set by the presentation of different fundamental perspectives on the problem of stigma and discrimination by researchers, consumers, families, and human rights experts. current knowledge and practice used in reducing stigma are then described, with information on the programmes adopted across the world and their utility, feasibility, and effectiveness. the core of the volume comprises descriptions of new approaches and innovative programmes specifically designed to overcome stigma and discrimination. in the closing part of the book, the editors – all respected experts in the field – summarize some of the most important evidence- and experience-based recommendations for future action to successfully rewrite the long and burdensome 'story' of mental illness stigma and more

the science and practice of lithium therapy

gin s. malhi


this book provides a clear and comprehensive guide to the clinical prescription of lithium that draws upon evidence-based knowledge of its mechanisms of action. the book is divided into two parts, on the science of lithium and the practice of lithium therapy. the former covers aspects such as the properties of the lithium ion, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, impact on neurotransmission, and gene expression modulation. the section on practice includes discussion of variability in response to lithium, use of lithium in the treatment of bipolar disorders, its value in suicide prevention, administration during pregnancy and in the pediatric age group, and side effects. lithium is arguably the only true mood stabilizer, and its multifaceted effects across many clinical domains have given rise to a resurgence of interest in recent years, fuelled by both researchers and clinicians. nevertheless, its use remains constrained by exaggerated concerns about potential side-effects. in reality, lithium is a simple molecule that is relatively straightforward to administer and monitor and has potentially profound benefits at a fraction of the cost of contemporary agents.
this book dispels the many myths and concerns that surround its use and will be of interest for clinicians and researchers worldwide, and those that are recipients of lithium more

the psychiatric interview for differential diagnosis 2016

lennart jansson


this book offers an alternative to operational diagnostic manuals and manuals for structured interviewing as the only sources of theoretical and clinical knowledge. it provides an exposition of psychiatric interviewing that is theoretically and clinically well founded and supplies the reader with a coherent framework for performance of a thorough psychiatric examination. the goal is not to come up with yet another interview scheme but to facilitate an understanding of the basic (but, today, completely neglected) tenets of psychopathology and phenomenology. this exposition targets the disorders of subjectivity (consciousness), the second-person processes involved in converting subjective, first-person and observable data into a third person, diagnostically useful, format. in addition, the most pertinent clinical descriptions concerning the major diagnostic groups are presented and more

the medical basis of psychiatry 2016

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four years have passed since the last edition (3rd) of this book was published. in the intervening years, several reviews of this book have provided highly encouraging remarks about the value of this book in transmitting information on classification and treatment of psychiatric disorders to the audience. we are proposing to revise all chapters with an eye on accuracy and ease of use, and this is an especially timely endeavor with the upcoming publication of the diagnostic and statistical manual v. all the appropriate new information on biology, etiology, diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders will be added to the current proposed edition. it is our goal to recruit the same authors (if possible) who contributed to the previous edition. while all chapters will be updated (see toc), those marked by asterisks will be the most likely to undergo more revision. 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 fourth edition of this book. in this updated and expanded edition, the reader will be provided with the most contemporary information and literature supported by a close survey of the field. 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 more

the massachusetts general hospital handbook of behavioral medicine 2016 a clinicians guide to evidence based psychosocial interventions for individuals with medical illness

ana-maria vranceanu


this text outlines the importance of biopsychosocial factors in improving medical care, and illustrates evidence-based, state-of-the-art interventions for patients with a variety of medical conditions. each chapter is focused on a particular health concern or illness, which is described both in terms of prevalence and frequent psychological and psychiatric comorbidities that may present to clinicians working with these populations. consistent with evidence-based care, information on the efficacy of the treatments being described is presented to support their continued use. to accommodate the needs of clinicians, we describe population specific approaches to treatment, including goal settings, modules and skills as well as strategies to assess and monitor progress. to facilitate learning, each chapter contains one or more case examples that explicate the skills described to convey change within a behavioral medicine protocol. each chapter also includes resources in the form of books and websites to gain additional knowledge and detail as needed. authors are experts in the field of each chapter, ensuring that information presented is recent and of high more