Diagnosis Made Easier Second Edition

Author: James Morrison
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 9781462513567
Release Date: 2014-02-07
Genre: Psychology

This popular practitioner guide and course text takes the reader step by step through diagnostic decision making in mental health. Acclaimed for both the clarity of his writing and his clinical expertise, James Morrison provides principles and decision trees for evaluating information from multiple sources and constructing a valid, clinically useful working diagnosis. More than 100 vivid vignettes--from the straightforward to the toughest cases--illustrate the practical application of these methods. Essential topics include developing a differential diagnosis and dealing with comorbidity. New to This Edition *Revised throughout for DSM-5. *Updated resources and suggested readings. See also Morrison's DSM-5® Made Easy, which explains DSM-5 diagnoses in clear language, illustrated with vivid case vignettes; The First Interview, Fourth Edition, which presents a framework for conducting thorough, empathic initial evaluations; and The Mental Health Clinician's Workbook, which uses in-depth cases and carefully constructed exercises to build the reader's diagnostic skills.

Boarding Time

Author: James R. Morrison
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
ISBN: 9781585622481
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Education

This new fourth edition of the classic incorporates the authors' exhaustive review of the literature and extensive interviews with candidates and examiners. It also introduces written and video training vignettes that offer valuable insight into the examination process.

Forensic Psychiatry

Author: John Gunn
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780340806289
Release Date: 2014-01-06
Genre: Law

Highly Commended, BMA Medical Book Awards 2014 Comprehensive and erudite, Forensic Psychiatry: Clinical, Legal and Ethical Issues, Second Edition is a practical guide to the psychiatry of offenders, victims, and survivors of crime. This landmark publication has been completely updated but retains all the features that made the first edition such a well-established text. It integrates the clinical, legal, and ethical aspects of forensic psychiatry with contributions from internationally regarded experts from a range of clinical professions. The Second Edition features updates to all current chapters and several new chapters that explore: The genetics of antisocial behavior Disorders of brain structure and function that relate to crime Offenders with intellectual disabilities Older people and the criminal justice system Deviant and mentally ill staff Although the book focuses on jurisdictions in the UK, a substantial comparative chapter written by an international group from all five continents explores the different philosophies, legal principles, and style of services elsewhere. This book is an essential reference for specialists and postgraduate trainees in forensic psychiatry but also for general psychiatrists, and clinical and forensic psychologists. It is also an invaluable resource for other forensic mental health professionals, including nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, probation service staff, police, attorneys, criminologists, and sociologists.

Handbook of Clinical Interviewing With Children

Author: Michel Hersen
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781452261799
Release Date: 2007-08-08
Genre: Psychology

The Handbook of Clinical Interviewing with Children is one of three interrelated handbooks on the topic of interviewing for specific populations. It presents a combination of theory and practice plus concern with diagnostic entities for readers who work, or one day will work, with children (and their parents and teachers) in clinical settings. The volume begins with general issues (structured versus unstructured interview strategies, developmental issues when working with children, writing up the intake interview, etc.), moves to a section on major disorders with special relevance for child populations (conduct disorders, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, learning disorders, etc.), and concludes with a section addressing special populations.

Functional Behavioral Assessment Diagnosis and Treatment Second Edition

Author: Ennio Cipani PhD
ISBN: UOM:39015068836629
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Psychology

This practical book, written for clinician-educators and high-level students, creates a function-based behavioral diagnostic classification system - the first of its kind - as well as treatment protocols that fit such a diagnostic system. Heavily "practitioner-oriented," the book will address the full range of behaviors - aggression, self-injury, stereotypic behavior (repetitive body movements), tantrums, and noncompliance - with real life and hypothetical cases to help clinicians think through the variety of diagnostic and behavioral treatment options.

Principles Practice of Pain Medicine Second Edition

Author: Carol Warfield
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
ISBN: UOM:39015053026707
Release Date: 2004-03-15
Genre: Medical

The leading textbook on pain management! A Doody's Core Title! 4 STAR DOODY'S REVIEW! "This is an extraordinarily well-written and comprehensive book. It expands considerably on the first edition, and with its multifaceted and multidisciplinary perspective, it should be an invaluable addition to the library of any practitioner of pain medicine."--Doody's Review Service This comprehensive resource covers every aspect of diagnosing and treating specific pain conditions and syndromes. Features a concise introduction to basic concepts in pain management, plus an expanded section on evaluation and assessment techniques.

Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine

Author: Meir H. Kryger
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781437736090
Release Date: 2010-11-01
Genre: Medical

Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine, 5th Edition, by Meir H. Kryger, MD, FRCPC, Thomas Roth, PhD, and William C. Dement, MD, PhD, delivers the comprehensive, dependable guidance you need to effectively diagnose and manage even the most challenging sleep disorders. Updates to genetics and circadian rhythms, occupational health, sleep in older people, memory and sleep, physical examination of the patient, comorbid insomnias, and much more keep you current on the newest areas of the field. A greater emphasis on evidence-based approaches helps you make the most well-informed clinical decisions. And, a new more user-friendly, full-color format, both in print and online, lets you find the answers you need more quickly and easily. Whether you are preparing for the new sleep medicine fellowship examination, or simply want to offer your patients today's best care, this is the one resource to use! Make optimal use of the newest scientific discoveries and clinical approaches that are advancing the diagnosis and management of sleep disorders. Stay on top of the hottest topics in sleep medicine with 56 new chapters, including: Postpartum Sleep Disturbances Fatigue Risk Management What does Brain Imaging Reveal about Sleep Genesis and Maintenance? Physician Examination of the Sleep Patient Forensic Sleep Medicine Pathophysiology and Models of Insomnia Treatment of Insomnia: Developing Treatment Guidelines Restrictive Lung Disorders Sleep Medicine in the Elderly: Obstructive Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Metabolic, and Renal Disorders Sleep Apnea, Obesity and Bariatric Surgery Sleep and Renal Disease Theories of Dreaming Why We Dream Sleep, Stress, and Burnout Evaluating Sleep EEG and Sleep Stage Scoring And more Master the newest areas in the field with 5 new sections covering: Sleep Mechanisms and Phylogeny Genetics of Sleep Physiology in Sleep Occupational Sleep Medicine Sleep Medicine in the Elderly Apply evidence-based approaches wherever available. Find answers more easily thanks to a new user-friendly, full-color format. Access the complete contents online from any computer and perform rapid searches on any topic. Follow links to PubMed abstracts for most bibliographical references. Access regular updates reflecting important new clinical developments. View video clips demonstrating key manifestations of sleep disturbances and interviews with sleep medicine pioneers and thought leaders. Enhance your knowledge with hundreds of self-assessment questions. Download patient education handouts in multiple languages. Import all of the images and tables into PowerPoint.

Psychopharmaka absetzen

Author: Peter Lehmann (Herausgeber)
Publisher: Schwabe AG
ISBN: 9783925931567
Release Date: 2013-09-15
Genre: Medical

Millionen Menschen nehmen Psychopharmaka (zum Beispiel Amitriptylin, Cipralex, Haldol, Lithium, Risperdal, Seroquel, Tavor, Trevilor, Valium, Zyprexa). Für sie sind detaillierte Erfahrungsberichte, wie diese Substanzen abgesetzt wurden, ohne gleich wieder im Behandlungszimmer des Arztes oder in der Klinik zu landen, von existenziellem Interesse. Das weltweit erste Buch zum Thema 'Erfolgreiches Absetzen von Psychopharmaka' richtet sich an die Behandelten, die aus eigenem Entschluss die verordneten Psychopharmaka absetzen wollen. Gleichfalls angesprochen sind ihre Angehörigen und Therapeuten. In dem Praxisbuch schreiben Betroffene - und erstmals ein Angehöriger - aus Australien, Deutschland, England, Irland, Neuseeland, Österreich, Schweden, Ungarn, der Schweiz, den Niederlanden und USA über ihre Erfahrungen beim Absetzen. Alle leben jetzt frei oder zumindest relativ frei von Psychopharmaka. Ergänzend erläutern Psychiater, Psychotherapeuten, Heilpraktiker, Mediziner, Sozialarbeiter und andere Professionelle, wie sie ihren Klientinnen und Klienten beim Absetzen helfen. "Das Buch hat eine provokante Botschaft: Lebenserfahrungen weichen manchmal von wissenschaftlichen Übereinkünften ab. Es basiert auf persönlichen Erfahrungen von Betroffenen sowie von Professionellen, die beim Absetzen von Psychopharmaka helfen. Somit ist es ein guter Ansatzpunkt, in die Diskussion einzusteigen. Das Buch sollte in jeder Arztpraxis, jeder Therapiestation und in jeder Patientenbibliothek verfügbar sein." (Pirkko Lahti, Präsidentin der World Federation for Mental Health 2001-2003 - Aus dem Vorwort) "Das Buch ist ein Muss für alle, die mit dem Gedanken spielen, diese legalen persönlichkeitsverändernden Medikamente zu nehmen oder nicht mehr zu nehmen, und vielleicht noch eher für die, die sie verschreiben können." (Dr. med. Loren R. Mosher, Soteria Associates - Aus dem Vorwort) Mit einer Liste aller in den deutschsprachigen Ländern erhältlichen Psychopharmaka.

Evidence based Practices in Mental Health Care

Author: Robert E. Drake
Publisher: Amer Psychiatric Pub Incorporated
ISBN: UOM:39015056491114
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Medical

As the first attempt to synthesize the movement toward widespread implementation of evidence-based mental health practices, this groundbreaking collection articulates the basic tenets of evidence-based medicine and shows how practices proven effective by clinical services research could improve the lives of many people. Intended to stimulate much-needed public discussion, these remarkable contributions cover both general issues, such as • Implementing practices in routine mental health settings, including strategies for disseminating evidence-based practices to staff members• Ensuring that efforts to implement such practices are informed by the knowledge and experience of administrators, clinicians, patients, and advocates• Integrating evidence-based practices with the recovery model and focusing on guidelines and algorithms for pharmacologic treatment of people with severe mental illness• Identifying the policy implications of the movement, particularly in public-sector settings, and describing eight courses of action for addressing the gap between science and practice and specific practices, such as • Describing critical components of practices for which substantial evidence exists, such as supported employment, dual diagnosis services, and assertive community treatment• Developing an evidence base for particular populations, such as children and adolescents and geriatric patients; and for clinical subgroups, such as patients with severe mental illness and posttraumatic stress disorder-and implementing a range of practices for each population Debate in public forums is critical to explaining the benefits of evidence-based care and allaying the fears of patients, practitioners, administrators, policy makers, and vested interest groups that evidence-based care excludes them from the decision-making process. Patients need to know that their individual characteristics, preferences, and autonomy are highly valued and won't be discounted by rigid adherence to the particular treatments. Practitioners need to know about the credibility of the evidence base and about new techniques and responsibilities and to understand that their favorite practices won't necessarily be excluded during initial attempts to implement evidence-based practices. Administrators and policy makers need to know about financing, organizing, implementing, and sustaining new practices. Finally, vested interest groups need to know that the introduction of evidence-based practices doesn't mean that what they do now is ineffective. This unique and densely informative volume will be welcomed by mental health care professionals and by lawmakers, planners, administrators, and others who are charged with the responsibility of providing effective care to vulnerable populations.


Author: Michaela Amering
ISBN: 3884145401
Release Date: 2012

Hoffnung macht Sinn - das ist die Essenz der Recovery-Bewegung. Hier werden von Betroffenen initiierte Genesungs-Konzepte und Erfahrungen mit Schizophrenie für Betroffene, aber auch als Maßstab für professionelles Handeln, bereitgestellt. Prof. Michaela Amering und Dr. Margit Schmolke sehen die großen Chancen, die von dieser Bewegung und einer personenzentrierten Behandlung bei Psychosen für die Psychiatrie ausgehen. Schizophrenie ist heilbar, so lautet die mit Daten der Verlaufsforschung belegte Botschaft des Buches. Es ist das Verdienst der Autorinnen zu zeigen, wie die persönlichen Erfahrungen von an Schizophrenie erkrankten Menschen zur Konzeptbildung in die wissenschaftliche Psychiatrie integriert werden können.

Das ersch pfte Selbst

Author: Alain Ehrenberg
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 9783593375939
Release Date: 2004-10-11
Genre: Political Science

Eigenverantwortung, Selbstverwirklichung, Erfolg und Glück sind Ansprüche, die in der modernen kapitalistischen Gesellschaft wie selbstverständlich von jedem und jeder übernommen werden. Viele Menschen scheitern daran und reagieren mit innerer Leere, mit Depression, Antriebslosigkeit und Suchtverhalten, so die Analyse des französischen Soziologen Alain Ehrenberg, dessen Buch in Frankreich zum Bestseller wurde.

Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny
ISBN: UOM:39015058394233
Release Date: 2001
Genre: American literature