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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 medicine
  • Clinical vignettes describing current clinical practice in an attractive design
  • Numerous figures and tables that facilitate learning and comprehension appear throughout the text
  • Clear comparisons of the DSM-IV-TR and ICD-10 criteria for easy understanding in a global context
  • Diagnostic 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.

Volume 1.

List of Contributors.

Preface to this Edition.

Preface to the First Edition.

Preface to the Second Edition.

Section I Approaches to the Patient.

Section Editor: Robert J. Ursano.

Chapter 1 Listening to the Patient (Paul C. Mohl).

Chapter 2 Physician–Patient Relationship (Amy M. Ursano, Stephen M. Sonnenberg, Robert J. Ursano).

Chapter 3 The Psychiatric Interview: Settings and Techniques (Edward K. Silberman, Kenneth Certa, Abigail Kay).

Chapter 4 The Cultural Context of Clinical Assessment (Laurence J. Kirmayer, Cécile Rousseau, G. Eric Jarvis, Jaswant Guzder).

Chapter 5 Professional Ethics and Boundaries (Richard S. Epstein, Ahmed Okasha).

Chapter 6 Legal Issues in Psychiatric Practice (David M. Benedek, Thomas A. Grieger).

Section II A Developmental Perspective on Normal Domains of Mental and Behavioral Functions.

Section Editor: David A. Mrazek.

Chapter 7 A Psychiatric Perspective on Human Development (David A. Mrazek).

Chapter 8 Infant Development: The First 3 Years of Life (Charles H. Zeanah, Brian Stafford, Neil W. Boris, Michael Scheeringa).

Chapter 9 Preschool Development (Robert B. Clyman).

Chapter 10 School-Age Development (Theodore Shapiro, Dima Amso).

Chapter 11 Adolescent Development (Kenneth E. Towbin, John E. Showalter).

Chapter 12 Adult Development (William R. Beardslee, George Vaillant).

Chapter 13 Late Life (David Bienenfeld).

Chapter 14 A Brief History of Psychiatry (Michael H. Stone).

Section III Neuroscientific Foundations of Psychiatry.

Section Editors: Eric R. Kandel and H. Jonathan Polan.

Chapter 15 Are there Biological Commonalities among Different Psychiatric Disorders? (Christopher Pittenger, Amit Etkin).

Chapter 16 Genetic Epidemiology and Molecular Genetics of Psychiatric Disorders (Kathleen R. Merikangas, Maria Karayiorgou).

Chapter 17 Modeling Psychiatric Disorders in Experimental Animals (Trevor W. Robbins, Holly M. Moore).

Chapter 18 The Scientifi c Basis of Psychotherapy (Steven Roose, Arnold M. Cooper, Peter Fonagy).

Chapter 19 The Neurobiology of Schizophrenia (William V. Bobo, Judith L. Rapoport, Anissa Abi-Dargham, Hossein Fatemi, Herbert Y. Meltzer).

Chapter 20 Neurobiology of Anxiety Disorders (Michael J. Meaney, Joseph E. LeDoux, Michael L. Liebowitz).

Chapter 21 Neurobiologic Foundations of Mood Disorders (Ronald Duman, H. Jonathan Polan, Alan Schatzberg).

Chapter 22 Pathophysiology of Addiction (George F. Koob, Denise Kandel, Nora D. Volkow).

Chapter 23 Neuroscience of Autism (David G. Amaral, John L. R. Rubenstein, Sally J. Rogers).

Chapter 24 Neurodegeneration and Dementia (John Hardy, Scott A. Small).

Section IV Psychological and Social Scientific Foundations of Psychiatry.

Section Editor: Paulette M. Gillig.

Chapter 25 Psychiatric Epidemiology (Philip S. Wang, Mauricio Tohen, Evelyn J. Bromet, Jules Angst, Ronald C. Kessler).

Chapter 26 Cognitive Psychology (Geraldine Downey, Jamil Zaki, Kathy R. Berenson).

Chapter 27 Social Psychology (Howard Tennen, Paulette M. Gillig).

Chapter 28 Psychoanalytic Theories (Patrick J. Haggard, Andrew C. Furman, Steven T. Levy, Jonathan E. Dunn, Robert M. Galatzer-Levy, Sybil A. Ginsburg, Lawrence B. Inderbitzen, Mark E. James, Arnold D. Richards, Ralph E. Roughton, Beth Seelig, Henry F. Smith).

Section V Manifestations and Assessments of Psychiatric Illness.

Section Editor: Andrew E. Skodol.

Chapter 29 Psychopathology Across the Life Span (Andrew E. Skodol, Donna S. Bender).

Chapter 30 Clinical Evaluation and Treatment Planning: A Multimodal Approach (Francine Cournos, David A. Lowenthal, Deborah L. Cabaniss).

Chapter 31 The Initial Psychiatric Evaluation of Children and Adolescents (Christina G. Weston, William M. Klykylo).

Chapter 32 Neuropsychological Assessment and Neurophysiological Evaluation (Larry J. Seidman, Gerard E. Bruder, Anthony J. Giuliano).

Chapter 33 Brain Imaging in Psychiatry (Douglas S. Lehrer, Darin D. Dougherty, Scott L. Rauch).

Chapter 34 Consciousness, Orientation, and Memory (Keith H. Claypoole, Richard D. Sanders).

Chapter 35 Alterations of Speech, Thought, Perception, and Self-Experience (Ralph E. Hoffman, Thomas H. McGlashan, Douglas S. Lehrer).

Chapter 36 Emotions (Robert Kohn, Martin B. Keller).

Chapter 37 Physical Signs and Symptoms (Philip R. Muskin, Elsa G. E. Mirasol).

Chapter 38 Behavior and Adaptive Functioning (Susan C. Vaughan, John M. Oldham).

Chapter 39 Culture and Psychiatric Diagnosis (Juan E. Mezzich, Roberto Lewis-Fernández, Maria Angeles Ruiperez).

Section VI Disorders.

Section Editor: Michael B. First.

Chapter 40 Psychiatric Classifi cation (Michael B. First).

Chapter 41 Diagnostic Classifi cation in Infancy and Early Childhood (Stanley I. Greenspan, Serena Wieder).

Chapter 42 Childhood Disorders: Intellectual Disability (Kerim M. Munir, Sandra L. Friedman, Maija L. Wilska, Ludwik S. Szymanski).

Chapter 43 Childhood Disorders: Learning and Motor Skills Disorders (Larry B. Silver).

Chapter 44 Childhood Disorders: Communication Disorders (William M. Klykylo).

Chapter 45 Childhood Disorders: The Pervasive Developmental Disorders (James McPartland, Ami Klin, Alexander Westphal, Fred R. Volkmar).

Chapter 46 Childhood Disorders: Attention-Defi cit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders (Jeffrey H. Newcorn, Iliyan Ivanov, Vanshdeep Sharma, Kurt Schulz, Jeffrey M. Halperin).

Chapter 47 Childhood Disorders: Feeding and Related Disorders of Infancy or Early Childhood (Rachel J. Bryant-Waugh, Emma H. C. Piepenstock).

Chapter 48 Childhood Disorders: Tic Disorders (Matt W. Specht, Courtney Pierce Keeton, John T. Walkup).

Chapter 49 Childhood Disorders: Elimination Disorders and Childhood Anxiety Disorders (Christopher P. Lucas, David Shaffer).

Chapter 50 Stereotyped Movement and Reactive Attachment Disorder (Morgan Feilbelman, Charles H. Zeanah).

Chapter 51 Dementia, Delirium, and Other Cognitive Disorders (Robert L. Frierson).

Chapter 52 Mental Disorders Due to a General Medical Condition (David P. Moore).

Chapter 53 General Approaches to Substance and Polydrug Use Disorders (Thomas R. Kosten).

Chapter 54 Substance Abuse: Alcohol Use Disorders (Thomas F. Babor, Carlos A. Hernandez-Avila, Jane A. Ungemack).

Chapter 55 Substance Abuse: Amphetamine Use Disorders (Kevin A. Sevarino).

Chapter 56 Substance Abuse: Caffeine Use Disorders (Roland R. Griffi ths, Chad J. Reissig).

Chapter 57 Substance Abuse: Cannabis-Related Disorders (Benjamin R. Nordstrom, Frances R. Levin).

Chapter 58 Substance Abuse: Cocaine Use Disorders (Jennifer R. Baker, Charles Y. Jin, Elinore F. McCance-Katz).

Chapter 59 Substance Abuse: Phencyclidine Use Disorders (Daniel C. Javitt).

Chapter 60 Substance Abuse: Hallucinogen- and MDMA-Related Disorders (Rif S. El-Mallakh, John H. Halpern, Henry D. Abraham).

Chapter 61 Substance Abuse: Inhalant-Related Disorders (Charles W. Sharp, Neil Rosenberg, Fred Beauvais).

Chapter 62 Substance Abuse: Nicotine Dependence (Douglas Ziedonis, Marc L. Steinberg, Susan J. Fiester, Cezar Cimpeanu).

Chapter 63 Substance Abuse: Opioid Use Disorders (George E. Woody, Paul J. Fudala).

Chapter 64 Substance Abuse: Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Use Disorders (Donald R. Wesson, David E. Smith, Walter Ling, Sanjay Sabnani).

Chapter 65 Schizophrenia and Other Psychoses (Jayendra K. Patel, Debra A. Pinals, Alan Breier).

Chapter 66 Mood Disorders: Depression (Heinz Grunze, Cornelius Schüle, David Casey, Thomas C. Baghai).

Volume 2.

List of Contributors.

Preface to this Edition.

Preface to the First Edition.

Preface to the Second Edition.

Section VI Disorders (Continued).

Section Editor: Michael B. First.

Chapter 67 Mood Disorders: Bipolar (Manic–Depressive) Disorders (Mark S. Bauer).

Chapter 68 Mood Disorders: Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (Teri Pearlstein).

Chapter 69 Anxiety Disorders: Panic Disorder With and Without Agoraphobia (Gordon J. G. Asmundson, Steven Taylor).

Chapter 70 Anxiety Disorders: Social and Specific Phobias (Randi E. McCabe, Martin M. Antony).

Chapter 71 Anxiety Disorders: Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder (Michele T. Pato, Ayman Fanous, Jane L. Eisen, Katharine A. Phillips).

Chapter 72 Anxiety Disorders: Traumatic Stress Disorders (Amanda M. Flood, Jonathan R. T. Davidson, Jean C. Beckham)

Chapter 73 Anxiety Disorders: Generalized Anxiety Disorder (Amy E. Lawrence, Timothy A. Brown).

Chapter 74 Somatoform Disorders (Sean H. Yutzy, Brooke S. Parish).

Chapter 75 Factitious Disorders (Anne M. Fleming, Stuart J. Eisendrath)

Chapter 76 Dissociative Disorders (José R. Maldonado, David Spiegel).

Chapter 77 Sexual Disorders (Stephen B. Levine).

Chapter 78 Eating Disorders (B. Timothy Walsh).

Chapter 79 Sleep and Sleep–Wake Disorders (Milton Erman, Sonia Ancoli-Israel).

Chapter 80 Impulse-Control Disorders (Daphne Simeon, Heather Berlin).

Chapter 81 Adjustment Disorders (James J. Strain, Kim Klipstein, Jeffrey H. Newcorn).

Chapter 82 Personality Disorders (Thomas A. Widiger, Stephanie N. Mullins-Sweatt).

Chapter 83 Psychological Factors Affecting Medical Condition (James L. Levenson).

Chapter 84 Medication-Induced Movement Disorders (Thomas W. Meeks, Dilip V. Jeste).

Chapter 85 Relational Problem Related to a Mental Disorder or General Medical Condition (Martha C. Tompson, David J. Miklowitz, John F. Clarkin).

Chapter 86 Organization and Economics of Mental Health Treatment (Michael F. Hogan, Ann K. Morrison).

Section VII Psychotherapeutic and Psychosocial Treatments.

Section Editors: William H. Sledge and Bruce J. Rounsaville.

Chapter 87 Individual Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (Jerald Kay, Rena L. Kay).

Chapter 88 Interpersonal Psychotherapy (John C. Markowitz).

Chapter 89 Brief Psychotherapies (Mantosh J. Dewan, Brett N. Steenbarger, Roger P. Greenberg).

Chapter 90 Group Psychotherapy (Walter N. Stone).

Chapter 91 Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies (Edward S. Friedman, Michael E. Thase, Jesse H. Wright).

Chapter 92 Family Therapy (James L. Griffi th, Lois Slovik).

Chapter 93 Couples Therapy (Eva Ritvo, Ira D. Glick, Ellen Berman).

Chapter 94 Hypnosis (José R. Maldonado, David Spiegel).

Chapter 95 Behavioral Medicine (Lisa Maria E. Frantsve, William H. Sledge, Robert D. Kerns, Paul Desan).

Chapter 96 Psychosocial Rehabilitation (Alan S. Bellack).

Chapter 97 Psychiatric Rehabilitation for Achieving Successful Community Living for Adults with Psychiatric Disabilities (Phyllis Solomon, Sara W. Cullen).

Chapter 98 Advocacy, Self-Help, and Consumer-Operated Services (Harriet P. Lefley).

Section VIII Pharmacological and Brain Stimulation Treatments.

Section Editor: Steven P. Roose.

Chapter 99 General Principles of Pharmacologic Therapy (Zahinoor Ismail, Bruce G. Pollock).

Chapter 100 Psychopharmacology: Ethnic and Cultural Perspectives (Keh-Ming Lin, Chia-Hui Chen, Shu-Han Yu, Margaret T. Lin, Michael W. Smith).

Chapter 101 Antidepressants (Robert J. Boland, Martin B. Keller).

Chapter 102 Antipsychotic Drugs (Seiya Miyamoto, David B. Merrill, Jeffrey A. Lieberman, W. Wolfgang Fleischacker, Stephen R. Marder).

Chapter 103 Mood Stabilizers (David J. Muzina, David E. Kemp, Joseph R. Calabrese).

Chapter 104 Anxiolytic Drugs (Deidre M. Edwards, Kathryn L. Hale, Rachel E. Maddux, Mark Hyman Rapaport).

Chapter 105 Pharmacologic Treatment of Insomnia (David N. Neubauer).

Chapter 106 Stimulants (Natalya Paykina, Laurence L. Greenhill, Kelly N. Fahl, J. Craig Nelson).

Chapter 107 Cognitive Enhancers and Treatments for Alzheimer's Disease (Roy Yaari, Pierre N. Tariot, Lon S. Schneider).

Chapter 108 Complementary and Alternative Treatments in Psychiatry (Richard P. Brown, Patricia L. Gerbarg, Philip R. Muskin).

Chapter 109 Brain Stimulation in Psychiatry (Stefan Rowny, Sarah H. Lisanby).

Chapter 110 Pharmacologic Management of Treatment-Resistant Unipolar Depression (Patrick J. McGrath, Jeffrey M. Miller).

Chapter 111 Pharmacological Treatment of Substance Abuse Disorders (Wilfrid Noel Raby, Frances R. Levin, Edward V. Nunes).

Chapter 112 Pharmacologic Issues During Pregnancy (Kimberly A. Yonkers, Margaret Spinelli).

Chapter 113 Combined Treatment with Medications and Psychotherapy (Bret R. Rutherford, Deborah L. Cabaniss, Steven P. Roose).

Chapter 114 Patient Compliance (Stephanie A. Riolo, Christina G. Weston).

Section IX Special Populations and Settings.

Section Editor: Michelle B. Riba.

Chapter 115 Managing Psychological Consequences in Disaster Populations (Derrick A. Hamaoka, David M. Benedek, Robert J. Ursano).

Chapter 116 Management of the Suicidal Patient (Glenn A. Melvin, Kelly Posner, Barbara H. Stanley, Maria A. Oquendo).

Chapter 117 Restraints and Seclusion (Wanda K. Mohr, Kevin Ann Huckshorn, Kim J. Masters).

Chapter 118 Psychosomatic Medicine (James L. Levenson).

Chapter 119 Psychiatric Conditions in Women during Reproductive Transitions (Helen G. Kim, Nancy Raymond, Susan G. Kornstein).

Chapter 120 Death and Bereavement (M. Katherine Shear).

Chapter 121 Serving People Who Have Mental Illness and Homelessness (Hunter L. McQuistion, Alan D. Felix, Judith Samuels).

Chapter 123 Management of the Patient in Geriatric Psychiatry (David A. Casey).

Chapter 124 Management of Victims of Torture (Marianne C. Kastrup, James M. Jaranson).

Chapter 125 Psychiatric Management of Victims of Physical and Sexual Abuse and Rape (Donna E. Stewart, Simone N. Vigod).

Chapter 126 Correctional Psychiatry (Erik J. Roskes).

Chapter 127 Treatment of Violent Behavior (Fabian M. Saleh, John P. Fedoroff, Adekunle G. Ahmed, Debra A. Pinals).

Chapter 128 Research Methodology and Statistics (Daniel S. Weiss).


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Subjects are presented in a fair, balanced, and objective manner, with special attention given to science and data." (PsychCRITIQUES, July 2009) 

“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. This work is comprehensive … it illustrates … how quickly the landscape is changing due to our improving understanding of the disease process and advancing technology. Content-wise, it is a higher quality reference than many others used today.” (Doodys Book Reviews, December 2008)