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Introductory Textbook of Psychiatry



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Strongly recommended  March 14, 2011

This textbook is a very satisfactory book for its purpose. t is clearly organized and gives the practitioner the basics of what he needs to organize mental health care in his mind. This textbook is perfect for those looking for an introduction to psychiatry. The text is pleasantly readable and very informative. I would highly recommend this for anyone in the field of psychology or those who are just interested in reading up on it.

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The "Introductory Textbook of Psychiatry "equips the clinical student with a sure and knowledgeable grasp of the many facets of psychiatry. This book is a comprehensive textbook made for learning. This relevant and essential tool will give its readers an advantageous start in the exciting field of contemporary psychiatry.

Author Biography

Donald W. Black, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Residency Training at The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City, Iowa.

Nancy C. Andreasen, M.D., Ph.D., is the Andrew H. Woods Chair of Psychiatry and Director, Neuroimaging Research Center, and Mental Health Clinical Research Center, The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City, Iowa.

Table of Contents

About the Authorsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Introductionp. xv
Diagnosis and Classificationp. 3
Interviewing and Assessmentp. 15
The Neurobiology and Genetics of Mental Illnessp. 55
Psychiatric Disorders
Delirium, Dementia, and Amnestic Disorderp. 83
Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disordersp. 107
Mood Disordersp. 141
Anxiety Disordersp. 169
Somatoform, Dissociative, and Related Disordersp. 207
Alcohol- and Drug-Related Disordersp. 241
Personality Disordersp. 285
Sexual Dysfunction, Paraphilias, and Gender Identity Disordersp. 319
Eating Disordersp. 343
Adjustment Disordersp. 359
Impulse-Control Disordersp. 369
III Special Topics
Psychiatric Emergenciesp. 383
Child Psychiatryp. 399
Sleep Disordersp. 443
Legal Issuesp. 465
Behavioral, Cognitive, and Psychodynamic Treatmentsp. 477
Psychopharmacology and Electroconvulsive Therapyp. 501
Bibliographyp. 553
Glossaryp. 587
Indexp. 623
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