Psychiatry by Allan Tasman
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Extensively revised and updated this edition reflects the progress and developments in the field. With 127 chapters and over 400 contributors this book is a truly comprehensive exposition of the specialty of psychiatry.

Written by well-known and highly regarded experts from around the world, it takes a patient-centered approach making it an indispensable resource for all those involved in the care of patients with psychiatric disorders.

For this new edition, the section on the Neuroscientific Foundations of Psychiatry has been completely revised, with a new author team recruited by Section Editors Jonathan Polan and Eric Kandel.  The final section, Special Populations and Clinical Settings, features important new chapters on today’s most urgent topics, including the homeless, restraint and geriatric psychiatry.

Key features include:Coverage of the entire field of psychiatry, from psychoanalysis to pharmacology and brain imaging, including family relations, cultural influence and change, epidemiology, genetics and behavioral medicineClinical vignettes describing current clinical practice in an attractive designNumerous figures and tables that facilitate learning and comprehension appear throughout the textClear comparisons of the DSM-IV-TR and ICD-10 criteria for easy understanding in a global contextDiagnostic and treatment decision trees to help both the novice and experienced reader

The chapter on Cognitive Behavioral Therapies by Edward Friedman, Michael Thase and Jesse Wright is freely available.  Please click on Read Excerpt 2 above to read this superb exposition of these important therapies.

 

About Allan Tasman

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Allan Tasman is Past President of the American Psychiatric Association and immediate Past-President of the Pacific Rim College of Psychiatrists. He is a world-renowned psychiatric leader and educator and is Secretary for Education of the World Psychiatric Association, responsible for all of the association’s worldwide education programmes and initiatives.  He has great experience in writing textbooks, numerous journal articles, book chapters, reports, and articles for the popular press.Wanda K. Mohr is a certified clinical nurse specialist in child/adolescent psychiatric nursing, and a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.  She holds a masters degree in behavioral sciences and a PhD in psychiatric nursing. She has almost 40 years of practice and teaching psychiatric nursing.  In addition to the breadth and depth of clinical and academic expertise, she is a professor in a major University School of Nursing and an adjunct clinical associate professor of child psychiatry at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
 
Published October 11, 2011 by Wiley. 2880 pages
Genres: Professional & Technical, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Non-fiction

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