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TitleThe Mosaic of Contemporary Psychiatry in Perspective [electronic resource] / edited by Anthony Kales, Chester M. Pierce, Milton Greenblatt
ImprintNew York, NY : Springer New York, 1992
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Descript XVI, 448p. 14 illus. online resource


Psychiatry has undergone a dynamic evolution in the last 40 years, an evolution to which Dr. Louis West made many contributions. Psychiatry today and Dr. West's career are intertwined in a mosaic of interaction. It is therefore fitting that this compilation of essays in honor of Dr. West is entitled The Mosaic of Contemporary Psychiatry: Current Perspectives. The papers collectively form a snapshot of the field of psychiatry today. Each chapter offers a historical perspective of the topic discussed, followed by a description of modern day issues and a look at the future of psychiatry. This book will enhance the knowledge and technical skills of psychiatrists as well as other clinicians in the mental health care field


1 Social and Community Psychiatry -- 1. LJ Westโ{128}{153}s Place in Social and Community Psychiatry -- 2. Linking the Public Mental Health System With Academia (UCLA) -- 3. Psychiatry and Legal Regulation: Thirty Years of Beneficence or Three Decades of Bedevilment? -- 4. Human Sexuality and Law: Three Decades of Transition -- 5. Reflections on Psychiatry and the Death Penalty -- 6. Violence, Personality, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Developmental and Political Perspectives -- 7. Medical Ethics -- 2 Anthropological and Sociocultural Considerations -- 8. Louis Jolyon West and the Ecological Model of Psychiatric Disorders: A Lecture in Medical Historyโ{128}{148}October 6, 2024 -- 9. Psychohistorical View of Transcultural Psychiatry -- 10. Contemporary Psychiatry: Racial Perspectives on the Past and Future -- 11. Mental Health Among Hispanic Americans: Four Decades of Research -- 12. Jikuri, the Tarahumara Peyote Cult: An Interpretation -- 13. Cults, Coercion, and Contumely -- 3 Brain and Behavior and Mental Phenomena -- 14. Advances in Biological Psychiatry -- 15. Positron Emission Tomography Studies of Brain Function in Depression and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder -- 16. On the Interaction of Genetic and Epigenetic Factors During Language Development: A Quantitative Histological Study -- 17. LSD and Psychiatry: A Personal Trip -- 18. Hallucinations and Westโ{128}{153}s Perceptual Release Theory -- 19. Sensory Deprivation and Sensory Isolation Research, and Political Torture: A 35-Year Critical Retrospective -- 20. The Dynamics of the Organism: Can Mind and Body Be Integrated? -- 4 Psychiatric Disorders and Dysfunctions: Phenomenology and Treatment -- 21. The Anxiety Disorders: A Review -- 22. Dissociation in the 1990s -- 23. Reflections on Multiple Personality Disorder: A View From the Looking Glass of Hypnosis Past -- 24. From West to Mesmer -- 25. Schizophrenia: From Institutionalization to Community Reintegration -- 26. Suicide and Violence Reduction: Research and Publicity -- 27. The Psychiatric Subspecialty of Sleep Disorders Medicine -- 28. Consultationโ{128}{148}Liaison Psychiatry -- 5 Drug and Alcohol Abuse -- 29. Children of Alcoholics: Are They Different? -- 30. Neuropsychological Deficits in Alcoholics: Cognitive and Motivational Factors -- 31. Substance Abuse -- 32. Nicotine: Medication or Scourge? -- 6 Education and Administration -- 33. Professional Socialization of the Physician: Implications for Emotional Impairment or Weil-Being -- 34. Teaching Psychiatry to Medical Students: A Pocketful of Wry -- 35. Psychiatric Education: With Some Remarks on the โ{128}{156}Westโ{128}{157}ern Style -- 36. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: Building the Data Base -- 37. Building Research Careers in Child Psychiatry -- 38. Geriatric Psychiatry -- 39. Toward Integration of Clinical and Policy Perspectives in Mental Health Services Research -- Author Index

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