International Handbook Of Psychiatry: A Concise Guide For Medical Students, Residents, And Medical Practitioners, 1st Edition

  • Published By: World Scientific Publishing Company
  • ISBN-10: 9814405612
  • ISBN-13: 9789814405614
  • DDC: 616.89
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 956 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released December 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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This handbook will be a concise guide to important topics in psychiatry with an international focus. It constitutes a pr'cis of the field of psychiatry with emphases on the therapeutic approach to the patient and on the proper diagnosis of major psychiatric disorders.All psychiatric diagnoses are encoded using both the US Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) and the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD). Treatment options for psychiatric disorders will include approaches used in developed nations in North America, Europe, Asia, as well as in the developing world. Furthermore an invaluable brief history of psychiatry allows readers to trace the beginnings of their chosen field and gain awareness of the ethical and legal contexts.This handbook will provide a comprehensive introduction to psychiatry appropriate for students, trainees, and practitioners seeking an international approach.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Abbreviations List.
Contributors List.
1: Impact of Mental Illness.
2: International Issues in Psychiatry.
3: Psychiatric Diagnosis.
4: Psychiatric Genetics.
5: Psychiatric Interviewing: What to Do, What Not to Do.
6: Psychological and Neuropsychological Testing.
7: Psychiatric Disorders in Childhood and Adolescence.
8: Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders.
9: Mood Disorders.
10: Anxiety Disorders.
11: Substance Use Disorders.
12: Cognitive Disorders.
13: Somatoform Disorders.
14: The Dissociative Disorders.
15: Sleep Disorders in Psychiatry.
16: Eating Disorders.
17: Sexual Disorders.
18: Adjustment Disorder.
19: Personality Disorders.
20: Geriatrics.
21: Emergency Psychiatry.
22: Outpatient Psychiatry.
23: General Hospital Psychiatry.
24: Psychiatric Education.
25: Residency Training.
26: Methods of Psychiatric Research.
27: World Suicide.
28: AIDS Psychiatry.
29: Pharmacogenomic Variability Associated with Psychotropic Medication Response.
30: Ethics in Psychiatry.
31: The Culturally Competent Psychiatric Assessment.
32: Traditional Healing for Psychiatric Disorders.
33: International Perspective on Homelessness.
34: Mental Health Consequences of War and Political Conflict.
35: Stigma.
36: Legal Aspects of Psychiatry.