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AuthorShaffer, L. Blaine. author
TitlePsychiatry [electronic resource] / by L. Blaine Shaffer, Ronald S. Krug
ImprintNew York, NY : Springer US, 1993
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Descript XI, 188p. online resource


We have arranged this review text in an order that makes clinical sense. We have assumed that the student has had considerable experience with the field of Psychiยญ atry via didactic courses, clinical rotations or both. The first chapter is an Introยญ duction to Psychiatry with significant persons and events in the growth of the field being noted. Chapter 2 focuses on general diagnostic categories and the major intervention strategies that are used in the field. Chapter 3 presents patient manยญ agement in detail so that in the later chapters, as disorders are being presented, the student can have the management strategies clearly in mind. Chapters 4 through 12 review each of the major psychiatric disorders in detail and provide suggestions regarding the etiology and appropriate treatment of the disorยญ der. Chapter 13 focuses on the special problems of children. That is, while children can have most of the same disorders as can adults, there are disorders that are diagnosed in childhood that are different from those of adults. Chapter 14 focuses on special issues in the practice of psychiatry such as sleep issues, forensic psychiatry, AIDS, etc. Chapter 15 is devoted to psychiatric emerยญ gencies in both adults and children. This is a review text and should not be substituted for more complete texts. The authors do not recommend that this book be used as a course text except in those academic offerings that are specifically directed to an overview of psychiatry


1 Introduction -- Assumptions and Rationale Regarding Mental Disorders -- General Etiologies and Theories -- Milestones and Significant Persons -- Prevalence of Mental Disorders -- 2 Diagnosis and Intervention -- General Considerations -- Interviewing as a Diagnostic Tool -- Mental Status Examination -- Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: Third Edition, Revised (DSM-III-R) -- Laboratory Data. i -- Brain Imaging -- Psychological and Neuropsychological Assessment -- Flow Chart of Differential Diagnosis -- 3 Management of Mental Disorders -- Compliance -- Psychopharmacology -- Somatic Therapies -- Major Individual Interpersonal Treatment Modalities -- Group Methods -- Environmental Manipulations -- 4 Organic Brain Conditions -- Background -- Classification of Organic Mental Syndromes -- Disorders of Global Cognitive Functioning -- Disorders of Selective Cognitive Impairment -- Disorders of Organic Personality Disturbance -- Disorders Associated with Ingestion or Reduction in the Use of a Substance -- 5 Substance Abuse -- Definitions -- Major Psychiatric Diagnostic Categories -- Intervention -- 6 Thought Disorders -- Psychoses: General Background -- Thought Disorders -- 7 Mood Disorders -- Normal Mood States -- Disorders of Mood -- Etiology of Mood Disorders -- Classification (Syndromes) -- Psychotic Level Mood Disorders -- Non-Psychotic (Minor) Mood Disorders -- 8 โ{128}{156}Neurosesโ{128}{157} -- General Introduction -- Diagnostic Groups -- 9 Personality Disorders -- General Considerations -- Descriptions -- Treatment -- 10 Adjustment Disorders -- Definition -- Types -- Treatment -- 11 Psychological Factors Affecting Physical Conditions -- Definition -- Etiology -- Treatment -- 12 Sexual Issues and Dysfunctions -- Sexual Development -- Sexual Dysfunctions -- Adult Sexual Disorders -- 13 Special Problems of Children -- General Issues -- Special Disorders of Childhood: 5 Categories -- Treatment -- 14 Special Issues in Psychiatry -- Sleep Disorders -- Acquired Immuno-Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) -- Geriatric Psychiatry -- Legal Aspects of Psychiatry -- 15 Psychiatric Emergencies -- Violence and Aggression -- Suicide -- Childhood and Adolescent Emergencies

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