This work presents psychiatry as essentially a branch of medicine, looking at the subject from the standpoint of scientific investigation rather than from an ideological or idealistic one. The topics covered range from a psychosocial view of depression to residential care.
Scholarly and pragmatic, PSYCHIATRY provides comprehensive coverage of the field by integrating psychodynamic and biological theories and practices. Presents information about normal developmental processes, the manifestation of normal behavior, signs and symptoms of disordered behavior and mental processes, clinical diagnosis, and the development of a treatment plan. Addresses specific psychiatric disorders in detail. Provides more comprehensive coverage of the doctor-patient relationship, normal development, the scientific basis of psychiatry, evaluation of the signs and symptoms of psychiatric illness, and treatment plan development than any other major psychiatric text. Applies a psychosocial model in its examination of psychiatric illness. Offers treatment guidelines for handling patients who are refractory or unresponsive to initial treatment approaches. Features uncommonly substantial information on practical management and common problems that arise during treatment.
Readers of this volume will find a survey of the major service models used in emergency psychiatry; principles for assessment of psychosocial and cognitive functioning; standards for behavioral management of agitation and aggression; and guidance on the application of psychotherapeutic techniques to interviewing patients in crises.
"A concise and accessible book for course review and board certification and recertification. Features a bulleted approach to all techniques for diagnosis and treatment and board-style questions with detailed answers."--Publisher description (LoC)
The American Psychiatric Press Synopsis of Psychiatry extracts and condenses the most relevant information from every chapter of The American Psychiatric Press Textbook of Psychiatry, Second Edition. It presents this information in a cohesive, interesting, and clinically applicable format.