Thursday, September 01, 2016

The Medical Basis of Psychiatry 4e

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 psychiatry.
Table of contents : 
Front Matter....Pages i-xix
Front Matter....Pages 1-1
The Mental Status Examination....Pages 3-16
Syndromes of Brain Dysfunction Presenting with Cognitive Impairment or Behavioral Disturbance: Delirium, Dementia, and Mental Disorders Due to Another Medical Condition....Pages 17-41
The Amnestic Syndrome....Pages 43-51
Bipolar Illness....Pages 53-78
Major Depressive Disorder....Pages 79-90
Schizophrenia....Pages 91-120
Schizoaffective and Schizophreniform Disorders....Pages 121-135
Delusional Disorders....Pages 137-144
Anxiety Disorders....Pages 145-168
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder....Pages 169-193
Somatizing and Dissociative Disorders....Pages 195-209
Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa....Pages 211-228
Antisocial Personality Disorder....Pages 229-245
Alcoholism....Pages 247-269
Drug Addiction....Pages 271-291
Sexual Disorders: Dysfunction, Gender Identity and Paraphilias....Pages 293-311
Other Psychiatric Syndromes: Adjustment Disorder, Factitious Disorder, Illicit Steroid Abuse, Cultural Syndromes....Pages 313-329
Front Matter....Pages 331-331
ADHD and the Disruptive Behavior Disorders....Pages 333-369
Mood Disorders in Children and Adolescents....Pages 371-400
Autism Spectrum Disorder....Pages 401-422
Front Matter....Pages 331-331
Childhood Anxiety Disorders and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder....Pages 423-446
Schizophrenia in Children and Adolescents....Pages 447-456
Front Matter....Pages 457-457
Mood Disturbances....Pages 459-475
Anxiety Symptoms....Pages 477-495
Thought Disorder....Pages 497-505
From Phenomenology to Strong Biologism and Epigenetics in Psychiatry....Pages 507-516
Catatonia in Psychiatric Illnesses....Pages 517-535
Personality Disorders....Pages 537-550
Front Matter....Pages 551-551
Genetics of Psychiatric Disorders....Pages 553-600
Novel Targets for Drug Treatment in Psychiatry....Pages 601-654
Use of Laboratory in Psychiatry....Pages 655-670
Epidemiology of Psychiatric Illness....Pages 671-686
Suicide and Attempted Suicide....Pages 687-706
Clinical Psychopharmacology....Pages 707-780
Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies....Pages 781-798
Forensic Psychiatry....Pages 799-808
Sleep Disorders....Pages 809-846
Neuromodulation in Psychiatry....Pages 847-867
Rating Scales for Psychiatric Disorders....Pages 869-880
Neuroimaging in Psychiatry....Pages 881-917
Front Matter....Pages 551-551
Electroconvulsive Therapy: Indications, Use and Adverse Effects....Pages 919-924
Profiles in History of Neuroscience and Psychiatry....Pages 925-1007
Normal Laboratory Values and Drug Therapeutic and Toxic Ranges....Pages 1009-1018
Back Matter....Pages 1019-1064

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