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The Perspectives of Psychiatry

The Perspectives of Psychiatry Author Paul R. McH
ISBN-10 9781421404141
Release 2011-05-01
Pages 352
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With an understanding of these fundamental methods, readers will be equipped to organize and evaluate psychiatric information and to develop a confident approach to practice and research.



Systematic Psychiatric Evaluation

Systematic Psychiatric Evaluation Author Margaret S. Chisolm
ISBN-10 9781421408699
Release 2012-08-31
Pages 264
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The Perspectives approach to psychiatry focuses on four aspects of psychiatric practice and research: disease, dimensional, behavior, and lifestory. In Systematic Psychiatric Evaluation, Drs. Margaret S. Chisolm and Constantine G. Lyketsos underscore the benefits of this approach, showing how it improves clinicians' abilities to evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients. Drs. Chisolm and Lyketsos use increasingly complex case histories to help the mental health provider evaluate patients demonstrating symptoms of bipolar disorder, psychosis, suicidal ideation, depression, eating disorders, and cutting, among other conditions. The book also includes an exercise that simulates the Perspectives approach side by side with traditional methods, revealing the advantages of a method that engages not one but four points of view. Featuring a foreword by Drs. Paul R. McHugh and Phillip R. Slavney, the originators of the Perspectives approach, this innovative book will be used in psychiatric training programs as well as by practicing mental health clinicians. -- Dinah Miller, MD



The Mind Has Mountains

The Mind Has Mountains Author Paul R. McHugh
ISBN-10 0801882494
Release 2006
Pages 249
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"Wise words from a wise man." -- Wall Street Journal "McHugh is one of the best and most original writers in psychiatry or psychology. He is iconoclastic, idealistic, deeply informed, and is one of the most important influences on generations of psychiatric researchers and clinicians. No one will agree with everything he writes -- I don't -- but no one who reads this book will remain unaffected by the clarity and importance of his thinking." -- Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D, author of An Unquiet Mind



Clinical Sports Psychiatry

Clinical Sports Psychiatry Author David A. Baron
ISBN-10 9781118404935
Release 2013-04-12
Pages 248
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This book has it all - written by national and international experts and edited by world authorities, it is the first book on sport psychiatry in over a decade. Dealing with psychopathology, mental health problems and clinical management, it differs markedly from sports psychology books that focus on performance issues. Eating disorders, exercise addiction, drug abuse are all problems that are seen in 'everyday' athletes, not just elite performers. This book shows how to help. This text covers the most important topics in contemporary sports psychiatry/psychology from an international perspective. Chapter authors are experts in the field and global leaders in the related professional organizations, including current and past Presidents/Chairs of the International Society for Sports Psychiatry and of the World Psychiatric Association Section on Exercise and Sports Psychiatry. Authors are mainly psychiatrists: the rest are PhD sport psychologists. The book comprises representative chapter authors from around the world, to an extent unprecedented in this topic. The authors and editors are well-informed in global perspectives, e.g., having served as consultants to numerous Olympic teams, in addition to service on the International Society for Sports Psychiatry's Board of Directors. Specifically, this book covers four main categories of topics: 1) mental health challenges faced by athletes (including substance use disorders, exercise addiction, eating disorders, depression, suicide, and concussion), 2) treatment approaches and therapeutic issues with athletes (including different types of psychotherapy for psychiatric disorders, psychotherapeutic performance enhancement approaches, transference and countertransference issues, achievement by proxy, psychotherapeutic issues as applied to a couple of sports that are played around the world, and use of psychiatric medications in athletes), 3) psychosocial issues affecting athletes (including sexual harassment and abuse, cultural issues, and ethics issues), and 4) the field of sports psychiatry (including work within one common sports psychiatry practice setting, and current status of and challenges in the field of sports psychiatry). There is a growing need for this book. Performance-enhancing drugs, use of psychotropics in impaired athletes, head trauma, sexual abuse, eating disorders, ethics, and depression and suicide in athletes, are just a few of the timely subjects addressed in this text. This is the only comprehensive reference available for those working in the field (or merely interested in it) to consult for current information on these topics. The existing sports psychology texts all focus on performance issues, with little, if any, attention paid to these areas of clinical significance. The book addresses the core differences between sports psychiatry and sports psychology, as well as the areas of overlap. Emphasis is placed on how the disciplines should work together in diagnosing and treating athletes dealing with emotional stress and psychopathology. Chapters include case examples and specific goals listed at the beginning, along with tables and graphs to highlight key concepts.



Depression and Physical Illness

Depression and Physical Illness Author Mary M. Robertson
ISBN-10 0471961485
Release 1997-05-05
Pages 576
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Depression and Physical Illness, the sixth volume from the Perspectives in Psychiatry series, has been comprehensively compiled by international authorities in the field of depression. Concentrating on the presentation, assessment, aetiology, management and prognosis of depressive disorders in physical illnesses ranging from AIDS and cancer to cardiovascular disease and arthritis, this new work is essential reading for all those involved in the treatment of depression. The well-respected and experienced editors, Mary Robertson and Cornelius Katona have covered all aspects of the practical and clinical management of depression from pregnancy and childbirth, through childhood, adolescence and into elderly life.



Sexual Disorders

Sexual Disorders Author Peter J. Fagan
ISBN-10 0801875277
Release 2004
Pages 151
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"Fagan combines impressive scholarship, clinical acumen, and a highly accessible writing style to discuss different perspectives on the evaluation of sexual disorders. This book addresses complex issues with astonishing clarity and flows smoothly from chapter to chapter with thematic continuity. It is a delight to read." -- R. Taylor Segraves, M.D., Ph.D, MetroHealth Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University



Women in Psychiatry

Women in Psychiatry Author Donna M. Norris
ISBN-10 9781585629640
Release 2012-03-20
Pages 345
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In Women in Psychiatry, 21 accomplished women psychiatrists in private practice, teaching institutions, hospitals, public health treatment programs, and leadership positions reveal both the challenges and rewards of being in a wide array of professional positions. The stories are heartfelt and personal as well as professional accounts of obstacles overcome and milestones achieved. In a field once completely dominated by men, nearly one-third of physicians who identified themselves as practicing psychiatry in the U.S. were women, and the diversity of their approaches to the practice of psychiatry is encouragingly illustrated in this book. Women in Psychiatry clearly demonstrates where an interest in science or medicine can lead when combined with determination, guidance, experience, mentoring, perseverance, and organizational support. The featured women represent diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, positions, career pathways, and accomplishments. All the authors share lessons learned and provide recommendations on what they found helpful in achieving their goals of personal and professional fulfillment. These chapters present many common themes among women professionals both within and outside of psychiatry, including handling pregnancy and motherhood while building a career, the potential strain between women and men in the field, and some of the income and leadership role inequities that still exist. Features and benefits of Women in Psychiatry include: Insights into career paths through descriptions of pivotal events and decisions that shaped their careers as scientists. Perspectives and advice on how to balance personal and professional responsibilities, both in training and in practice. Illustrations of the role played by cultural and linguistic background, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, subspecialty, place of employment, and work setting. The importance of mentorship throughout the process, first as a recipient and ultimately as a mentor to other women entering the field. Strategies these authors used to accomplish goals and the various styles of leadership that helped them reach those goals. The historical context for understanding that until recent decades, despite irrefutable evidence that women in the biomedical professions are capable, there were few in most fields with the exception of nursing, dental hygiene, and elementary science teaching. Women in Psychiatry is the ideal book for women who are considering a career in psychiatry or other areas of medicine. It is also a book for partners and spouses of women in medicine and psychiatry. It is an inspirational and educational document that women and men, whether in medicine or other, nonrelated careers, can value and appreciate through the recounting of personal and professional experiences that made a difference.



Philosophical perspectives on psychiatric diagnostic classification

Philosophical perspectives on psychiatric diagnostic classification Author John Z. Sadler
ISBN-10 UOM:39015032563499
Release 1994
Pages 399
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Philosophical perspectives on psychiatric diagnostic classification has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Philosophical perspectives on psychiatric diagnostic classification also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Philosophical perspectives on psychiatric diagnostic classification book for free.



Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy Author Phillip R. Slavney
ISBN-10 0801880963
Release 2005-03-18
Pages 153
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"An excellent contribution to students. Most trainees do not have the perfect book to guide them in psychotherapy supervision -- this is it." -- S. Nassir Ghaemi, M.D., author of The Concepts of Psychiatry



Maladapting Minds

Maladapting Minds Author Pieter R. Adriaens
ISBN-10 9780199558667
Release 2011-03-10
Pages 320
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Ever since Darwin, psychiatrists have been tempted to put evolutionary theory to use in their efforts to understand and explain mental disorders. Varying in success, scope and scientific rigour, these attempts have often caught the attention of philosophers. There are many studies about how the philosophy of psychiatry has been informed by twentieth-century 'continental' philosophy (in focusing on topics such as embodiment, narrativity and gender) as well as 'analytic' philosophy (in focusing on more conceptual issues). Thus far, however, there are simply no studies about how philosophical issues in psychiatric theory and practice can be, and have been informed by evolutionary theory. Maladapting Minds explores the relationship between evolutionary theory and philosophy of psychiatry. In particular, it discusses a number of reasons why philosophers of psychiatry should take an interest in evolutionary explanations of mental disorders, and, more generally, in evolutionarythinking. The many chapters deal with evolutionary accounts of various mental disorders, including phobias, fetishism, developmental disorders, depression, autism spectrum disorders, and schizophrenia. Written by both world-class philosophers, psychologists and evolutionary psychiatrists, this volume illustrates that many debates in contemporary philosophy of psychiatry are profoundly influenced by evolutionary approaches to mental disorders. In doing so, it represents the very first attempts to critically explore the interface between evolutionary theory and philosophy of psychiatry. It is important reading for psychiatrists, philosophers of mind, and evolutionary psychologists.



Perspectives in Cross cultural Psychiatry

Perspectives in Cross cultural Psychiatry Author Anna M. Georgiopoulos
ISBN-10 0781757940
Release 2005
Pages 343
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This volume presents cutting-edge work in cross-cultural psychiatry by an international group of clinicians, researchers, and leaders in mental health policy. The book grew out of a recent lecture series at the Massachusetts General Hospital and features contributions from diverse fields including psychiatry, psychology, anthropology, social work, social medicine, and public policy. The first section highlights the implications of biological and cultural diversity for psychiatric diagnosis and treatment. Subsequent sections focus on psychotherapy in cross-cultural contexts and international mental health policy. Chapters examine a variety of patient populations, including Asian, African, and Hispanic Americans and populations in Europe and developing countries.



Rationality and Compulsion

Rationality and Compulsion Author Lennart Nordenfelt
ISBN-10 0199214859
Release 2007-04-26
Pages 206
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This book presents a unique examination of mental illness. Though common to many mental disorders, delusions result in actions that, though perhaps rational to the individual, might seem entirely inappropriate or harmful to others. This book shows how we may better understand delusion by examining the nature of compulsion.



Reconceiving Schizophrenia

Reconceiving Schizophrenia Author Man Cheung Chung
ISBN-10 9780198526131
Release 2007
Pages 341
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Schizophrenia arguably is the most troubling, puzzling, and complex mental illness. No single discipline is equipped to understand it. Though schizophrenia has been investigated predominately from psychological, psychiatric and neurobiological perspectives, few attempts have been made to apply the tool kit of philosophy to schizophrenia, the mix of global analysis, conceptual insight, and argumentative clarity that is indicative of a philosophical perspective. This book is a major effort at redressing that imbalance. Recent developments in the area of philosophy known as the philosophy of psychiatry have made it clear that it is time for philosophy to contribute to our understanding of schizophrenia. The range of contributions is many and varied. Some contributors are professional philosophers; some not. Some contributions focus on matters of method and history. Others argue for dramatic reforms in our understanding of schizophrenia or its symptoms. The authors in this book are committed to the idea that philosophy can indeed help to understand schizophrenia in a way which is different from but complements traditional medical-clinical approaches. The book should appeal to every reader who wants to better understand a major mental illness, including its distinctive character, conscious content, and sources of puzzlement. Readers will find the essays gathered here afford stimulating insights into the human mind and its conditions of vulnerability.



Philosophy and Psychiatry

Philosophy and Psychiatry Author Daniel D. Moseley
ISBN-10 9781317421993
Release 2015-09-16
Pages 320
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This groundbreaking volume of original essays presents fresh avenues of inquiry at the intersection of philosophy and psychiatry. Contributors draw from a variety of fields, including evolutionary psychiatry, phenomenology, biopsychosocial models, psychoanalysis, neuroscience, neuroethics, behavioral economics, and virtue theory. Philosophy and Psychiatry’s unique structure consists of two parts: in the first, philosophers write five lead essays with replies from psychiatrists. In the second part, this arrangement is reversed. The result is an interdisciplinary exchange that allows for direct discourse, and a volume at the forefront of defining an emerging discipline. Philosophy and Psychiatry will be of interest to professionals in philosophy and psychiatry, as well as mental health researchers and clinicians.



The Metaphor of Mental Illness

The Metaphor of Mental Illness Author Neil Pickering
ISBN-10 0198530889
Release 2006
Pages 194
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Despite the currency of the notion of mental illness, there are those who take the radical line that it is a fabrication. This work takes the sceptical line seriously and puts forward a new view on mental illness and proposes a resolution of issues and disputes in the field.



Postpsychiatry

Postpsychiatry Author Patrick Bracken
ISBN-10 0198526091
Release 2005-12-22
Pages 304
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For most of us the words madness and psychosis conjure up fear and images of violence. Using short stories, the authors consider complex philosphical issues from a fresh perspective. The current debates about mental health policy and practice are placed into their historical and cultural contexts.



Psychiatric Polarities

Psychiatric Polarities Author Phillip R. Slavney
ISBN-10 9781421419763
Release 2015-10-16
Pages 144
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In this companion volume to their widely acclaimed Perspectives of Psychiatry, Phillip R. Slavney, M.D., and Paul R. McHugh, M.D., argue that the discontinuity of brain and mind is the source of much of psychiatry’s discord, for it leads psychiatrists to think about their discipline in terms of polar opposites: conscious or unconscious; explanation or understanding; paternalism or autonomy. Psychiatric Polarities brings together the history of ideas and such clinical issues as suicide and bipolar disorder to identify, describe, and debate these and other polar oppositions that arise from psychiatry’s inherent ambiguity. There is no single conceptual perspective that is sufficient for all of psychiatry’s concerns, Slavney and McHugh observe, yet it is both possible and necessary to transcend the denominational conflicts that plague the field. In Psychiatric Polarities, their examination of these conflicts demonstrates how a methodological approach can help to resolve disagreements rooted in partisan commitments.