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For more than three decades, the Textbook of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences has been the gold standard for understanding the structural and functional foundations and rapidly evolving knowledge base of neuropsychiatric disorders. In the new edition, the esteemed editors have undertaken a complete reorganization, reconceptualizing the way the material is presented and integrating considerations of neuropsychiatric symptoms, syndromes, and treatments into chapters addressing the neuropsychiatry of neurodevelopmental disorders, acquired neurological conditions, neurodegenerative disorders, and primary psychiatric disorders. The result is a text that flows easily and logically from general principles to specific diagnostic tools and conditions, making it a clinically relevant and eminently practical guide for medical students and residents, psychiatrists, neurologists, psychologists and neuropsychologists, as well as a broad range of professionals who work in diverse clinical settings (e.g., the general hospital setting, physical medicine/rehabilitation hospitals, psychiatric institutes, community mental health centers, alcohol and chemical dependency programs, and outpatient services and doctors' offices).The book possesses a multitude of useful attributes and features: The new edition is thoroughly compatible with the 5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. The chapters are complete unto themselves, allowing for easy retrieval and use by clinicians facing daily challenges in the field. Extensive references allow for further research and study in quieter moments. Chapters on specific disorders have consistent structures, where appropriate. For example, the chapter on "Autism Spectrum Disorders" has sections on background, prevalence, etiology, neurobiology, clinical presentation, assessment, differential diagnosis, comorbidity, research, interventions and treatment, and medication. The prestigious roster of contributors boasts both luminaries and emerging leaders in behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry, providing readers with diverse perspectives. The material is supported by scores of tables, graphs, and illustrations, including PET, CT, and MRI images. Neuropsychiatry has come a long way from the days when patients with neuropsychiatric conditions routinely fell through the cracks of the healthcare system. The Textbook of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences provides comprehensive, current, and evidence-based coverage in a forward-looking volume to train a new generation of clinicians in this important work.
What Your Patients Need to Know About Psychiatric Medications is a compendium of no-nonsense handouts designed to provide patients with essential information on the drugs you prescribe. It includes all major classes of medications, along with detailed information on specific agents -- information that's more in-depth and easier to understand than what can be obtained from pharmacies or found on the Internet. Just print the handouts from the accompanying CD-ROM and pass them along; your patients will thank you, and gain a better understanding of their treatment regimen.
Authored by a pharmacist and two psychiatrists, this book provides patients with accurate, easily understood information about psychiatric medications. It's organized to answer their most common questions, from dosing to side effects to possible adverse reactions to use in pregnancy and breastfeeding. And its coverage is comprehensive: antianxiety medications, medications for insomnia, antidepressants, monoamine oxidase inhibitors, mood stabilizers, antipsychotics, ADHD medications, cognitive enhancers, and medications to treat alcohol dependence. For each drug, a three-to-five page handout includes facts like generic availability, possible adverse reactions, drug interactions, overdose alerts, and additional considerations such as what to do about missed dosages or whether it's okay to crush tablets or take it with food. Users of the first edition will find the book has been updated to include not only information on new medications but also enhanced understanding of familiar ones. New to this edition: - Section on treatment of alcohol dependence, with coverage of Antabuse (disulfiram), Campral (acamprosate), ReVia (naltrexone), and Vivitrol (naltrexone injection)- Separate coverage of stimulants and nonstimulants for ADHD, with new handouts for off-label use of Catapres (clonidine) and Tenex (guanfacine)- Coverage of other medications introduced after the first edition: Daytrana (methylphenidate topical patch), Emsam (selegiline), Invega (paliperidone), Lunesta (eszopiclone), Lyrica (pregabalin), Pristiq (desvenlafaxine), Razadyne (galantamine, previously Reminyl), Rozerem (ramelteon), and Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)- Consideration of new FDA warnings of suicide risk for antidepressants, especially in children and adolescents - Updated risks associated with atypical antipsychotics when used in elderly patients with dementia, and links to weight gain and diabetes
Already trusted as an essential clinical resource, this updated edition is even more indispensable for informing your patients and motivating them to comply with treatment. What Your Patients Need to Know About Psychiatric Medications offers busy clinicians peace of mind and is a must-have for any practice.
Windows to the Brain is the only book to synthesize neuroanatomical and imaging research as it pertains to selected neuropsychiatric diseases, containing all of the "Windows to the Brain" papers published from 1999-2006 in the Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences. These reader-friendly summaries by more than sixty contributors present modern imaging techniques that assist in the diagnosis of neuropsychiatric illness, enhanced by easily understood color graphics of the neuroanatomical circuits of behavior, memory, and emotion. They provide a basic understanding of how to apply a variety of imaging techniques to the study of adult neuropsychiatric disease and how to use neuroimaging to assist in diagnostic work-ups for conditions ranging from sleep disorders to epilepsy to borderline personality.
Integrated, color-coded graphics present functional anatomical information in a manner that promotes understanding and use in clinical practice, while the text encompasses a wide range of diseases and injuries across the adult lifespan. The book is organized into four sections that will help readers increase their appreciation of the wide range of research and clinical applications for imaging in neuropsychiatry: chapters on imaging techniques discuss underlying principles, strengths and weaknesses, and applications; chapters on specific diseases demonstrate a range of investigative techniques; anatomy/circuit chapters focus on particular brain structures or functional neuropsychiatric circuits; and final chapters present image-based approaches to understanding or selecting treatment options. Some of the applications described are: - Use of fMRI in posttraumatic stress disorder to reveal the delicate balance between the structures of the emotion and memory tracks;- Use of high-resolution MRI and nuclear imaging to distinguish between panic disorder and simple partial seizure disorder;- Use of functional imaging studies to detect corticobasal degeneration, as a means of better understanding dementia;- Use of newer imaging techniques in identifying progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, to enable more rapid and reliable tailoring of individual therapy for HIV;- Use of functional neuroimaging in the study of fear, in order to better understand and treat anxiety-based psychiatric disorders;- Use of neuroimaging studies in conversion disorder, showing implications for the disruption of selfhood in dissociative identity disorder and schizophrenia;- Use of FDG-PET scans to look for predictors of treatment response in childhood-onset obsessive-compulsive disorder. Windows to the Brain can help bring less-experienced readers up to speed on advanced imaging and anatomical details that pertain to the modern practice of neuropsychiatry. It is must-reading for specialists in neuropsychiatry and cognitive/behavioral neurology, or for general psychiatrists with an interest in neuroimaging.
Clinical Manual of Neuropsychiatry focuses on the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of the full spectrum of neuropsychiatric disorders, as well as those conditions that have significant neuropsychiatric components.
With the help of this highly practical manual, clinicians are empowered to evaluate patients and treat the neuropsychiatric aspects of a host of disorders. The manual: - Sets forth a concise, step-by-step approach to assessing patients, by beginning with the indications for a neuropsychological evaluation, and progressing through the patient interview, physical examination, and measures that are useful diagnostic indicators, such as psychological testing and structural and functional neuroimaging.- Offers complete physiological and epidemiological information about each condition, by providing much-needed context and helping the clinician to identify the focal neurological symptoms to look for, potential contributing factors, and the course a disease is likely to follow.- Covers the general neuropsychiatric and neuropsychological considerations the clinician must take into account when attempting to understand the factors that influence presenting symptoms and behavioral changes. For example, intracranial pressure can be and elusive consequence of central nervous system (CNS) tumors and has been implicated in behavior changes such as apathy and depression.- Aids the clinician in making a clinical diagnosis through the precise evaluation of a patient's neurological and psychiatric signs and symptoms, through taking a careful history, and through a directed physical examination the patient.- Addresses the full range of available treatment options, including psychopharmacological, psychotherapeutic, and cognitive rehabilitation modalities. - Presents an utterly up-to-date chapter on psychopharmacological treatment of patients with neuropsychiatric disorders, and includes an abundance of tables that compare indications, efficacy, and side effect profiles for the full range of drugs that are likely to be prescribed.
While acknowledging the ongoing dialogue on the nature of neuropsychiatry, Clinical Manual of Neuropsychiatry focuses on the paramount duty of the physician, whether psychiatrist or neurologist: to understand each patient's underlying disease and to ease the suffering it causes. This meticulously referenced, thoughtfully illustrated, and elegantly structured volume deserves a place in both the beginning and seasoned clinician's library.
Clinicians on the front lines of neuropsychiatry require a resource that is eminently practical, as well as comprehensive -- one that provides critical guidance at the bedside and in the consulting room. Psychiatry and neurology residents preparing for the daunting American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology certification examination need an efficient way to learn both basic and advanced assessment and treatment techniques in their chosen subspecialties. Essentials of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, a carefully and thoughtfully distilled abridgement of the comprehensive American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, meets the needs of both groups.
As one reviewer put it, the Essentials volume, designed to be a more accessible and portable version of the "big book," represents "nothing less than the presentation of the neuroscientific basis of psychiatry." One advantage of the resulting revision cycle is the opportunity to update more frequently, ensuring that each iteration reflects the cutting edge in research and practice. Newly revised to mirror both the significant changes in the 5th edition of the big book, published in 2008, and advances since that publication, the Essentials offers a number of useful features: - Additions to reference lists, succinct revisions, and several informative new illustrations distill and update the Textbook's 5th edition of 2008- A concise opening chapter on Fundamentals of Cellular Neurobiology provides the reader with the scientific framework necessary to fully understand and contextualize the chapters on specific disorders and treatments that follow- Concise, updated text assists readers in reviewing key topics, including neuropsychiatric aspects of human immunodeficiency virus infection, neuropsychiatric aspects of dementias associated with motor dysfunction, clinical and functional imaging in neuropsychiatry, and epidemiological and genetic aspects of neuropsychiatric disorders.- New in this edition of the Essentials, Recommended Readings sections provide a quick reference to the most important literature on each topic.
The book boasts an impressive roster of acclaimed clinicians and researchers in neuropsychiatry, who deliver impeccably documented and imminently useful chapters on the key principles of diagnosis and treatment of patients with neuropsychiatric disorders. As the growth in neuropsychiatric knowledge -- truly astonishing over the last decade -- continues unabated, the twin resources of Textbook and Essentials become not just useful, but indispensable. No psychiatrist, neurologist, or resident in psychiatry or neurology should be without these critical volumes.
Its previous edition hailed as "the best reference for the majority of practicing psychiatrists" (Doody's Book Reviews) and a book that "more than any other, provides an approach to how to think about psychiatry that integrates both the biological and psychological" (JAMA), The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychiatry has been meticulously revised to maintain this preeminence as an accessible and authoritative educational reference and clinical compendium. It combines the strengths of its three editors -- Robert Hales in clinical and community psychiatry, Stuart Yudofsky in neuropsychiatry, and new co-editor Glen Gabbard in psychotherapy -- in recruiting outstanding authors to summarize the latest developments in psychiatry and features 101 contributors, 65 of whom are new to this edition.
The book boasts a new interior design, with more figures and color throughout to aid comprehension. Each chapter ends with 5-10 key points, 5-10 recommended readings, and helpful Web sites not only for the clinician but also for patients and family members. The book also includes complimentary access to the full text online. Online benefits include powerful searching, electronic bookmarking, and access by username and password from wherever you have Web access -- especially convenient for times when the print copy of your textbook is not where you are. The online version is accompanied by a downloadable PowerPoint presentation, which contains a wealth of material to enhance classroom presentation, study, and clinical use. Among the improvements to this edition's content: - Of the text's 44 chapters, 23 either feature new topics or have new authors, making this the most completely revised edition yet.- New basic-science chapters on cellular and molecular biology of the neuron and on neuroanatomy for the psychiatrist conveniently distill essential information on the biological foundations of psychiatric disorders for clinicians.- A new chapter on human sexuality and sexual dysfunctions, and another new chapter on treatment of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender patients, equips clinicians to address the entire spectrum of sexual issues and their attendant mental health concerns.- New chapters on nonpharmacological somatic treatments, supportive psychotherapy, and combination psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy augment the section on psychiatric treatments.- A new chapter on the assessment of dangerousness -- an individual's propensity to commit violent acts -- presents helpful guidelines for appropriately evaluating and minimizing the risk of violence in both outpatient and inpatient settings.
Why The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychiatry will be your first choice among comprehensive psychiatry textbooks: - Complimentary Access to the Full Text Online -- Online benefits include powerful searching, electronic bookmarking, and download to PDA.- PowerPoint Presentation -- Online version is accompanied by a downloadable PowerPoint presentation, which contains a wealth of material to help you enhance classroom presentation, study, and in clinical use. - Self-Assessment -- An interactive online Self-Assessment allows you to assess your knowledge of each chapter, with links back to the textbook when more study is needed.- Summary Points -- Each chapter ends with 5-10 key points, 5-10 recommended readings, and helpful web sites not only for the clinician but also for referral to patients and family members. - Co-Editor Glen O. Gabbard, M.D. -- As the third Co-Editor, Dr. Gabbard adds depth and perspective to psychotherapeutic approaches.- Chapter Authors -- Partnership of senior and junior faculty brings fresh insights tempered by wisdom and experience.- Peer-Reviewed -- Rigorously peer reviewed and updated to reflect the rapidly changing profession. - Disclosure of Interest Statements -- Disclosure from each chapter author assures you that potential biases have been removed.- Comprehensive But Concise -- Inclusion of essential information eases information overload.- Better Layout -- Larger type for text makes book easier to read and color figures are provided throughout the text.
It's no wonder that this text has established itself as both a leading scholarly reference and an indispensable clinical resource. The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychiatry is a proven teaching tool and an essential component of every practitioner's library.
First published over two decades ago as the only multi-authored, comprehensive textbook in the field, the Fifth Edition of this tremendously successful volume expands its focus on the neurosciences to encompass the great strides we've made in the basic sciences and their integration into clinical practice. Since the publication of the Fourth Edition of this Textbook six years ago, we have continued to witness explosive growth in our knowledge base in structural and functional brain imaging, electrophysiology and electrodiagnosis, cellular and molecular biology, genetics, and neuropsychopharmacology -- to name just a few. To convey this intensified focus in neurosciences and to acknowledge the recognition by the American Neuropsychiatric Association and by the United Council for Neurological Subspecialties of new subspecialty status in neuropsychiatry and behavioral neurology, the editors have added "Behavioral Neurosciences" to the title of this seminal work, while increasing its already impressive clinical utility and practicality. Among the many highlights of the Fifth Edition are: - An extensively updated chapter on the cellular and molecular biology of the neuron- An expanded chapter on the epidemiology and genetics of neuropsychiatric disorders- An extensively revised and expanded chapter on the neuropsychiatric aspects of delirium- A comprehensive revision and expansion of the chapter on clinical and functional neuroimaging
In compiling this informative and enjoyable compendium, the editors have crafted each chapter as a complete stand-alone entity, so that clinicians can easily apply the content to the day to day challenges of their practices. In this volume's five main sections, you'll find basic principles of neuroscience (cellular and molecular biology of the neuron; functional neuroanatomy; and nervous, endocrine, and immune system interactions), assessment (bedside neuropsychiatry, electrodiagnostic techniques, neuropsychological evaluation, and clinical and functional brain imaging), symptomatologies (delirium, aphasia, aggression and impulse control disorders, and memory dysfunctions and amnesia), neuropsychiatric disorders (traumatic brain injury, seizure disorders, sleep disorders, cerebrovascular disorders, brain tumors, human immunodeficiency and viral disorders, endocrine disorders, poisons and toxins, alcoholism and other chemical dependencies, Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, schizophrenia, mood and affective disorders, and anxiety disorders) and neuropsychiatric treatments (intracellular and intercellular principles; pharmacotherapy, psychotherapy, and cognitive-behavior therapy).
With a remarkable 82 contributors, 29 of whom are new to this Edition -- all recognized experts -- this comprehensive text is clinically relevant and eminently practical for medical students and residents, psychiatrists, neurologists, psychologists and neuropsychologists, and a broad range of professionals who work in many different clinical settings (e.g., the general hospital setting, physical medicine/rehabilitation hospitals, psychiatric institutes, community mental health centers, alcohol and chemical dependency programs, and outpatient services and doctors' offices). Additionally, this Edition has added many tables and clinical summaries designed to be helpful for students and professionals at all levels in studying for certification and recertification examinations in psychiatry, neurology and the behavioral neurosciences.
The accompanying CD in PowerPoint presentation format contains a wealth of material to enhance classroom presentation, study, and clinical use. It includes all 170 tables and all 250 figures, many in color, with their explanatory legends, easy to access and organized chapter by chapter with context provided -- plus, Highlights for the Clinician summarizing the key clinical points for each chapter; locator menus; useful links; and a topic outline.
Little occasions cause as much anxiety in the clinician as the prospect of taking the examination for board certification. Psychiatrists and psychiatry residents poised to take the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Examination in Psychiatry (ABPNE) are faced with the overwhelming task of refreshing their knowledge of the whole of psychiatric practice, typically while engaged full-time in a clinical setting. That's why The American Psychiatric Publishing Board Review Guide for Psychiatry is such a valuable tool: In 39 concise, condensed, yet comprehensive chapters, this guide focuses the professional on the topics they must know not just to pass but to excel on the ABPNE. Drawing on the very latest research and practice as reflected in The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychiatry, The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, and their Essentials editions, the guide first takes readers through the basic sciences that undergird the discipline (e.g., neuroanatomy, genetics, and epidemiology) and then leads them through diagnostic topics (e.g., neuroimaging, laboratory testing, and the neuropsychological examination), before arriving at the psychiatric disorders (e. g., dissociative disorders, mood disorders, and schizophrenia) and, ultimately, the full spectrum of treatment options (e.g., cognitive therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, and psychopharmacology). The book's many positive features include the following: * Its organization mirrors both clinical practice and the content of the ABPN itself, allowing readers to structure their study and review efficiently, as well as preparing them for an exam-taking experience.* Self-evaluation is integrated into the guide with the inclusion of two complete practice examinations, which provide the opportunity to assess learning and get used to the test-taking experience. Each exam is followed by an answer guide. * Categories employed are consistent with the DSM-IV-TR classification.* Quick-reference tables that summarize diagnostic criteria for specific psychiatric disorders are especially useful and abundant. As easy to use as it is authoritative, The American Psychiatric Publishing Board Review Guide for Psychiatry provides the working clinician with an indispensable, single-volume source for success on the ABPN.
Now in its third edition, Essentials of Psychiatry provides a synopsis of the most important clinical material included within the fifth edition of The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychiatry, a work hailed as "the best reference for the majority of practicing psychiatrists" (Doody's Book Reviews). Revised and updated to incorporate the latest research findings, this economical paperback abridgement of the Textbook presents, in distilled form, the core knowledge base of clinical psychiatry by focusing on information of greatest relevance to students, residents, and practicing clinicians. To create the Essentials, the editors meticulously vetted the original Textbook's 44 chapters and selected those they deemed most important for clinical practice. The resulting 22 chapters constitute a concise yet comprehensive tutorial on clinical psychiatry and are presented in a manner that is at once interesting and accessible. Included in this volume are Two chapters dedicated to psychiatric interviewing and diagnostic assessment (including laboratory testing and neuroimaging). Twelve chapters covering clinically common psychiatric disorders (delirium and dementia; substance abuse; schizophrenia; and mood, anxiety, somatoform, adjustment, impulse-control, personality, childhood-onset, sleep, and eating disorders). Four chapters summarizing major treatments and therapies (psychopharmacology, brief psychotherapies, psychodynamic psychotherapy, and cognitive therapy). Two chapters focused on specific patient populations (children/adolescents, and seniors). Two chapters addressing additional critical issues (psychiatry and the law; suicide). A unique feature of this text is the collaboration of junior and senior authors for many of the chapters. The resulting blend of new insights and fresh perspectives with profound wisdom and vast research and clinical experience enriches the material and increases its appeal to readers of diverse backgrounds and levels of educational and clinical experience. A broad, integrated knowledge of medicine, psychology, and neuroscience is the foundation of psychiatric practice and the optimal basis for treatment decisions. Essentials of Psychiatry, Third Edition, makes this key knowledge accessible to psychiatry residents and practitioners alike and will also prove useful to physicians in other fields (e.g., family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics, neurology), as well as to interested laypersons and nonmedical professionals such as clergy and members of the bar.
Today's busy trainees and practitioners can now turn to this economical new paperback& mdash; "Essentials of Clinical Psychiatry," which provides a unique synopsis of the most important material& mdash;20 of the original 40 chapters& mdash;included within the fourth edition of the classic "The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Clinical Psychiatry," A condensed and efficient companion to the "Textbook," this book provides essential updates to the clinical material in a size amenable to reading and referencing.
A remarkable team of 51 distinguished experts have created a compelling reference reflecting a biopsychosocial approach to patient treatment that is at once exciting and accessible. Here, these contributors have distilled the essence of their work into 20 skillfully crafted chapters& mdash;including three new chapters on the clinical treatment of children and adolescents& mdash;updating key clinical information related to a variety of settings (e.g., inpatient, partial hospitalization, outpatient, and rehabilitation programs).
Carefully organizing their chapters around three broad areas, from normal development and assessment methods to diagnostic information and finally to treatment, these authors update and summarize Normal child and adolescent development, the psychiatric interview, psychiatric history, and mental status examination A broad spectrum of psychiatric disorders that affect infants, children, adolescents, adults, and seniors (e.g., delirium and dementia disorders; substance abuse; schizophrenia; mood, anxiety, somatoform, factitious, dissociative, adjustment, sexual and gender identity, personality, sleep, eating, and impulse-control disorders) Thelatest treatments, including psychopharmacology and electroconvulsive therapy; psychoanalysis, psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and supportive psychotherapy; and treatment of children and adolescents
Combining the efforts of junior and senior authors has further enhanced the effectiveness of this new abridged version. The resulting blend of new research insights and fresh, expanded perspectives with considerable wisdom and vast research and clinical experience enriches the diversity and quality of the material and increases its appeal to readers at all levels of educational and clinical experience.
A broad, integrated knowledge of both psychology and neuroscience is the essence of psychiatric practice and the ideal basis for treatment decisions. "Essentials of Clinical Psychiatry" delivers core knowledge to psychiatry residents and practitioners alike and will also prove useful to physicians in other fields (e.g., family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics, neurology) and interested laypersons.
For many years, the American Psychiatric Glossary has been the standard reference for psychiatrists, residents, psychiatric social workers, and other mental health professionals. Last published 8 years ago, it enjoyed unparalleled dominance in the mental health market. Now comes The Language of Mental Health: A Glossary of Psychiatric Terms, which is designed not only to replace its predecessor but also to improve upon its offerings and bring the content firmly into the twenty-first century.
This comprehensive, user-friendly reference boasts an abundance of features, both time-tested and new, as follows: - The number of Glossary definitions has been increased by 25%, and coverage has been expanded to include terms specific to newer psychiatric subspecialties, such as geriatric psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine, and child and adolescent psychiatry.- The section on "Medications Used in Psychiatry" is expanded and up to date. Medications are organized by drug class (e.g., antidepressants), subclass (e.g., selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors), trade name (e.g., Prozac), and generic name (e.g., fluoxetine).- The section on "Psychiatric Measures" is robust and detailed. For example, the entry under "Neuropsychiatric Measures for Cognitive Disorders" lists nearly a dozen assessments, along with their acronyms or abbreviations.- The section on "Mental Health Resources" includes vital descriptions and current contact information for dozens of organizations. The Web addresses are especially useful for those seeking immediate assistance or access to information.
Although the reference maintains the level of theoretical, diagnostic, and therapeutic accuracy one would expect from a book for clinicians, it will also prove useful to advocacy groups, attorneys, and mental health patients and their families. Compact enough to slip into a pocket or briefcase, yet substantial enough to withstand frequent consultations and extended study, The Language of Mental Health is a worthy successor to the American Psychiatric Glossary and is the only reference of its caliber and completeness on the market.
Whether it is patients' anxiety at being in the physician's office, psychiatric disorders that may impair attention and concentration, skepticism at the effectiveness of medication, or the physician's own busyness, there are varied reasons why patients may not request all of the information they need about a psychiatric medication that is being prescribed or why physicians may not provide it. What Your Patients Need to Know About Psychiatric Medications, Third Edition, remedies this problem by offering clear, accurate, and accessible information on more than 70 medications from all of the major medication classes, from antianxiety medications such as diazepam and lorazepam, to antidepressants such as fluoxetine and sertraline, to stimulants for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder such as dexmethylphenidate and oral methylphenidate. Updated to reflect new medications that have come into the marketplace and changes to the dosing, format, and methods of prescription of existing medications, the book evaluates each medication in eight categories: General information Dosing information Common side effects Adverse reactions and precautions Risk in during pregnancy and breast-feeding Potential drug interactions Overdose Treatment summary With its quick-reference format, What Your Patients Need to Know About Psychiatric Medications, Third Edition, is not just an invaluable resource for clinical social workers, clinical psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses and residents, and community and psychiatric pharmacists. It is also a source of accessible, jargon-free guidance for patients, who can leave the physician's office with tangible material about their specific medication, which they can retain and refer to later.
Featuring case vignettes from nearly 30 years of Dr. Yudofsky& rsquo;s clinical practice and incorporating the knowledge of gifted clinicians, educators, and research scientists with whom he has collaborated throughout that time, "Fatal Flaws: Navigating Destructive Relationships With People With Disorders of Personality and Character" uniquely captures the rapidly increasing body of clinical and research information about people with severe and persistent personality and character disorders.
Within these pages, the author brings to life the psychopathologies of personality and character disorders through vivid vignettes based on composites of his many patients and their most important relationships& mdash;while meticulously changing the identifying facts and relevant details to protect confidentiality.
Covering the clinical course, treatment, genetics, biology, psychology, and destructive consequences of hysterical (histrionic), narcissistic, antisocial, paranoid, obsessive-compulsive, addictive, borderline, and schizotypal personality disorders, "Fatal Flaws" stands out in the literature for these powerful reasons: It is written for an unusually broad audience, from mental health students and trainees of all disciplines, to highly experienced clinicians, to patients who suffer from or are in destructive relationships with people with personality disorders. It is a hybrid& mdash;part psychiatric textbook for clinicians and part self-help manual for patients and clients with personality and character disorders. It is designed to supplement treatment by providing patients with practical, evidence-based information about personality disorders and character flaws. It is particularlyvaluable to patients who are in psychotherapy, in part, because they are entangled in destructive relationships with people with disorders of personality and/or character. It is written in the first person, with the author directly communicating with a patient who either has a personality or character disorder or is in an important relationship with a person who has such a disorder. It is useful for people who are uncertain whether they or their loved ones have personality or character disorders, and who want to know more about these conditions and their treatments before making a decision about securing the help of a mental health professional.
"Fatal Flaws: Navigating Destructive Relationships With People With Disorders of Personality and Character" is a compelling volume that provides the essential information and a realistic sense of the clinical experience required to inform, orient, and support novice mental health professionals and seasoned practitioners alike as they face the ongoing challenges of treating patients or clients with personality or character disorders. It should also prove to be an invaluable resource for those who wish practical and effective help in understanding and changing their destructive relationships with people who have severe and persistent disorders of personality and/or character.
People can become stuck in many ways and for a wide variety of reasons, explains the author of Fatal Pauses, that rare book that both clinicians and general readers can benefit from and enjoy. Novelistic in its depictions of composite patients but clear-eyed in its analysis, the book offers a "3-D method" of addressing "stuck"-ness, which is defined as "not stopping something that is bad for us" or "not starting and staying with something that is good for us." The process of discovering why one is stuck, deciding to become unstuck, and then asserting the discipline required to do so is brought to vivid life by one of the most respected psychiatrists of our day. The book's structure is logical and engaging: The Am I Stuck? Scale can be self-administered by general readers or administered by clinicians to their patients. This first chapter sets the stage for what follows. The 3-D method of getting unstuck is presented in a systematic, easy-to-comprehend manner that begins with a brief overview and proceeds to more detailed instructions and insights. Riveting case examples make up the heart of the book. They are not mere summaries but consist of thorough and detailed clinical descriptions that provide context, in addition to extensive dialogue and analysis. Several of these cases are divided into multiple chapters, providing a comprehensive clinical picture to help both mental health professionals and lay readers increase their understanding of being "stuck." A range of categories or "stuck"-ness is addressed, including being trapped by career choices, limited by obesity, paralyzed by an unsatisfying marriage, incapacitated by addiction, and imprisoned by the need to please. Of special note is the case example of a young man whose interpersonal relationships have gradually, but progressively, become reduced to computer-based encounters. The author's examination of this individual's fixation on video games and virtual realities and his escape from this cyberprison through treatment is both timely and compelling. Finally, the author provides an evolutionary and neurobiological overview of how we become "stuck," which helps the reader grasp the underpinnings of this behavior and learn how to become "unstuck." Written in a warm and disarming style, Fatal Pauses will find a home in clinicians' libraries,waiting rooms, and on family room bookshelves.
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