Essential psychopathology and its treatment / Jerrold S. Maxmen, Nicholas G. Ward.

Maxmen, Jerrold S. [Browse]
2nd ed. / rev. for DSM-IV
New York : W.W. Norton, c1995.
xiii, 541 p. ; 24 cm.


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  • Everyone's favorite textbook on modern psychiatric diagnosis and treatment has been revised and updated not only to address changes introduced by DSM-IV but also to include more pointers on treatment and to add chapters on childhood disorders and sleep disorders.
  • In a style remarkable for its clarity, wit, and practicality, the book explains DSM-IV, presents its diagnostic categories, and illuminates them with psychodynamic, behavioral, social, and biological theories. Avoiding jargon, it describes the genetics, epidemiology, neurochemistry, and psychopharmacology of mental disorders. Guidelines for treatment are given for each disorder. Amply illustrated with case vignettes, the book stresses the practical.
  • This is a concentrated, yet sophisticated, presentation. The authors want the reader to finish this book knowing the subject, caring about it, curious about it, and most importantly, doing a better job diagnosing and treating patients.
  • Rev. ed. of: Essential psychopathology. 1st ed. c1986.
  • "A Norton professional book"--P. facing t.p.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. 509-523) and index.
  • Sect. I. Diagnostic Psychopathology. 1. Psychopathology. 2. Assessment. 3. Diagnosis and Prognosis. 4. Etiology. 5. Treatment. 6. Sample Case History: Sherlock Holmes -- Sect. II. Mental Disorders. 7. Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic, and Other Cognitive Disorders. 8. Substance-Related Disorders. 9. Schizophrenia and Related Disorders. 10. Mood Disorders. 11. Anxiety Disorders. 12. Somatoform Disorders. 13. Factitious Disorders. 14. Dissociative Disorders. 15. Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders. 16. Eating Disorders. 17. Sleep Disorders. 18. Impulse Control Disorders Not Classified Elsewhere. 19. Personality Disorders. 20. Disorders Usually First Diagnosed in Infancy, Childhood, or Adolescence. 21. Adjustment Disorders. Appendix A: DSM-IV Classification: Axis I and II Categories and Codes -- Appendix B: DSM-IV Axis IV Classification -- Appendix C: DSM-IV Axis V Classification: Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) Scale --
  • Appendix D: Medical-Psychiatric History Form -- Appendix E: Glossary of Psychopathologic Signs and Symptoms -- Appendix F: Mini-Mental State Exam -- Appendix G: Psychiatric Medications: Names and Doses -- Appendix H: Psychiatric Medications: Side Effects and Their Management -- Appendix I: Other Conditions That May Be a Focus of Clinical Attention.
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