The rapidly evolving knowledge base in psychiatry mandates timely updates to the consensus on treating various psychiatric disorders. Fulfilling that mandate is this Third Edition of the Treatmens of Psychiatric Disorders. With a deliberately pluralistic approach, its 90 chapters include new authors and new studies on each disorder plus updated accounts of optimal treatments for both children and adults.
Although it emphasizes the results of randomized controlled trials when available, the text also includes data from uncontrolled studies and accumulated clinical wisdom when there is little empirical research from which to draw. Further, this definitive compendium combines these data with highly sophisticated integrative models of treatment to help clinicians select among the available modalities to create rational conceptual frameworks that maximize the effectiveness of the overall treatment plan.
At the same time as it presents complex material in a reader-friendly format, this collection of expert opinions—including discussions of sometimes-controversial treatments—retains its central theme that the art and science of clinical psychiatry is found in adjusting the treatment to the needs of a particular patient.
Organized by the major categories of disorders in DSM-IV, this exhaustive reference includes chapters by recognized experts on all treatments of major disorders that affect people from infancy through old age. A sampling of chapters covers treatments for
- Learning, developmental, anxiety, and mood disorders—such as autism, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, tic disorders, anxiety and mood disorders (including suicidal behavior), childhood posttraumatic stress disorder [PTSD], obsessive-compulsive disorder [OCD], substance abuse disorders, childhood-onset schizophrenia, and sleep disorders—that are usually first diagnosed in infancy, childhood, or adolescence
- Cognitive disorders, including delirium, Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, and amnesia
- Substance-related disorders, including those due to alcohol, hallucinogens, cannabis, stimulants (including nicotine), narcotics, and opioids; and
- Psychotic (schizophrenia), mood (depression), anxiety (panic and social phobia disorders, OCD, PTSD), and dissociative (dissociative amnesia and dissociative fugue) disorders
- Somatoform and factitious (hypochondriasis and body dysmorphic disorder) disorders
Completing this uniquely comprehensive reference are discussions on treatments for sexual, eating, personality, sleep, and impulse–control disorders.
No other work even comes close to this volume’s encyclopedic scope of treatment detail. Designed to help clinicians meet the daily challenges of complex treatment planning, this reference is the definitive psychiatric treatment text for students, residents, and all practicing psychiatrists, family practitioners, and other mental health professionals.