Psychodynamic concepts in general psychiatry / edited by Harvey J. Schwartz ; with Efrain Bleiberg and Sidney H. Weissman.

Washington, DC : American Psychiatric Press, c1995.
xxi, 497 p. ; 24 cm.


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  • Psychodynamic Concepts in General Psychiatry brings together 37 nationally recognized psychodynamic psychiatrists who discuss in detail their understanding of how to work with specific types of patients.
  • Separate chapters on clinical syndromes, including some of the most challenging that psychiatrists encounter - for example, in self-destructive, posttraumatic, and abused patients - provide both a historical review of dynamic perspectives and a detailed discussion of differential diagnosis and treatment selection for each disorder. Extensive clinical examples illustrating the underlying psychodynamic conflicts of patients with these disorders are presented as well.
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  • Also addressed in this volume are the psychological aspects of the settings in which therapy is practiced and the ways in which those settings affect both the psychiatrist and the patient. The final section contains chapters on current topics of particular relevance: the psychology of prescribing and taking medication, the meaning and impact of interruptions in treatment, and the provocative findings of new outcome research and cost-offset studies.
  • The book closes with a recommended curriculum for training in psychodynamic psychiatry.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Foreword / Paul J. Fink -- Introduction / Harvey J. Schwartz -- 1. Basic Principles of Psychodynamic Psychiatry / Robert Michels -- 2. The Psychodynamic Formulation / Elena G. Lister, Elizabeth L. Auchincloss and Arnold M. Cooper -- 3. The Self as a Clinical Instrument / Malkah T. Notman -- 4. The Inpatient Unit / Edward A. Wolpert -- 5. The Emergency Room / Howard Silbert -- 6. The Medical Hospital / Philip R. Muskin -- 7. The Community Clinic / William H. Sledge and Ken Marcus -- 8. The Managed Care Setting / Sidney H. Weissman -- 9. The Outpatient Psychotherapy Clinic / Thomas Wolman -- 10. The Psychotic Patient / Richard L. Munich -- 11. The Self-Destructive Patient / Melvin Singer -- 12. The Narcissistic Patient / Arnold D. Richards and Arlene Kramer Richards -- 13. The Patient With a Neurosis / Gerald A. Melchiode -- 14. The Depressed Patient / David S. Werman -- 15. The Substance-Abusing Patient / Leon Wurmser -- 16. The Panic Patient / Fredric N. Busch and Theodore Shapiro.
  • 17. The Posttraumatic Patient / Jacob D. Lindy, Fred Moss and Louis Spitz -- 18. The Depressed Male Homosexual Patient / Abraham Freedman -- 19. The Patient With a History of Childhood Sexual Abuse or Incest / Howard B. Levine -- 20. The Psychosomatic Patient / Ira L. Mintz -- 21. The Patient With Bulimia / Harvey J. Schwartz and Martin Ceaser -- 22. The Bereaved Patient / Richard S. Blacher -- 23. The Suicidal Adolescent / Aaron H. Esman -- 24. The Depressed Geriatric Patient / Wayne A. Myers -- 25. The Psychology of Prescribing and Taking Medication / Fredric N. Busch and Elizabeth L. Auchincloss -- 26. Interruptions of Treatment / Eugene L. Goldberg -- 27. Research in Psychodynamic Therapy / Robert S. Wallerstein -- 28. A Recommended Curriculum for Psychodynamic Psychiatry / Allan Tasman.
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