Clinical Psychiatry Essentials

Clinical Psychiatry Essentials 9780781771573
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Publication Date: Jun 2, 2009
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Clinically relevant and visually accessible, Clinical Psychiatry Essentials is tailored specifically to meet the needs of today's students. Easy to read and use, it provides an introduction to the field of psychiatry and features a wealth of learning tools to maximize comprehension. Each chapter integrates clinical case scenarios, clinical pearls, and study questions, making this an excellent resource for course study and exam preparation. The book addresses core competency issues, including communication skills, system-based aspects of care, and professionalism and focuses on innovative areas of psychiatry including patient-centered care practices and new therapies.

A companion Website provides access to the fully searchable text.

Features

--Based on Stoudemire's classic text
--Case-based questions and answers with rationales for all right and wrong answers
--Clinical pearls provided throughout the text
--Self-assessment exercises to test recall
--Short chapters addressing special issues concerning children, adolescents, the elderly, and the medically ill

About the Author(s)

  • Laura W Roberts MD, MA
  • Chairman and Charles E. Kubly Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine; Professor, Department of Population Health, Center for the Study of Bioethics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

  • Jinger G Hoop MD, MFA
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

  • Thomas W Heinrich MD
  • Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Specs

  • Product Format: Softbound
  • ISBN: 9780781771573
  • Trim Size: 7 x 10
  • Pages: 624
  • Pub Date: Jun 2, 2009
  • Weight: 2.0

Table of contents

Introduction: The Essential Lessons of Psychiatry

I. UNDERSTANDING AND EVALUATING MENTAL ILLNESS

1. Epidemiology of Mental Illness

2. Recent Advances in Psychiatric Genetics and Neuroscience

3. Evidence-Based Psychiatry

4. Psychiatric Interviewing

5. Neuroimaging and Laboratory Evaluation

6. Psychological and Neuropsychological Testing

7. Differential Diagnosis of Mental Illnesses, Biopsychosocial Assessment, and Case Formulation

II. DIAGNOSES: MAJOR MENTAL ILLNESSES, ADDICTION, AND PERSONALITY DISORDERS

8. Psychiatric Disorders in Children and Adolescents

9. Dementia, Delirium, and Other Disorders Associated with Cognitive Impairment

10. Substance Related Disorders

11. Schizophrenia and Related Psychotic Disorders

12. Mood Disorders

13. Anxiety Disorders

14. Somatoform Disorders, Factitious Disorders, and Malingering

15. Dissociative Disorders

16. Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders

17. Eating Disorders

18. Sleep Disorders

19. Impulse Control Disorders

20. Adjustment Disorders

21. Personality Disorders

III. THERAPEUTIC INTERVENTIONS

22. Providing Patient-Centered Care in the Context of Mental Illness

23. Behavioral Medicine Strategies

24. Psychopharmacology

25. The Psychotherapies: Principles and Techniques

26. Somatic Therapies: Electrical Brain Stimulation and Neurosurgery for Psychiatric Disorders

27. The Therapeutic Response to Chronic Pain

28. Psychiatric Emergencies

IV. ISSUES IN THE CARE OF SPECIAL POPULATIONS

29. Caring for Children and Adolescents

30. Psychiatric Aspects of Medical Practice

31. Caring for Elders