International Handbook of Psychiatry: A Concise Guide for Medical Students, Residents, and Medical Practitioners by Laura Weiss Roberts

International Handbook of Psychiatry: A Concise Guide for Medical Students, Residents, and Medical…

byLaura Weiss Roberts, Joseph B Layde, Richard Balon

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This handbook will be a concise guide to important topics in psychiatry with an international focus. It constitutes a précis of the field of psychiatry with emphases on the therapeutic approach to the patient and on the proper diagnosis of major psychiatric disorders.

All psychiatric diagnoses are encoded using both the US Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) and the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD). Treatment options for psychiatric disorders will include approaches used in developed nations in North America, Europe, Asia, as well as in the developing world. Furthermore an invaluable brief history of psychiatry allows readers to trace the beginnings of their chosen field and gain awareness of the ethical and legal contexts.

This handbook will provide a comprehensive introduction to psychiatry appropriate for students, trainees, and practitioners seeking an international approach.


  • Impact of Mental Illness (Laura Weiss Roberts, Richard Balon and Joseph B Layde)
  • International Issues in Psychiatry (Richard Balon and Cyril Höschl)
  • Psychiatric Diagnosis (Stephanie Bagby-Stone, Jessica Nittler and John Lauriello)
  • Psychiatric Genetics (Bhanu Prakash Kolla and David Mrazek)
  • Psychiatric Interviewing: What to Do, What Not to Do (Mara Pheister)
  • Psychological and Neuropsychological Testing (Jennifer Niskala Apps and Jonathan E Romain)
  • Psychiatric Disorders in Childhood and Adolescence (Michael Koelch and Joerg M Fegert)
  • Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders (Peter F Buckley, Adriana Foster and Scott Van Sant)
  • Mood Disorders (Sandra Rackley and J Michael Bostwick)
  • Anxiety Disorders (Leanne Parasram and Dan J Stein)
  • Substance Use Disorders (Nidal Moukaddam and Pedro Ruiz)
  • Cognitive Disorders (Alana Iglewicz, Ipsit V Vahia and Dilip V Jeste)
  • Somatoform Disorders (Christina L Wichman)
  • The Dissociative Disorders (Jean M Goodwin)
  • Sleep Disorders in Psychiatry (Oludamilola A Salami)
  • Eating Disorders (Athena Robinson and W Stewart Agras)
  • Sexual Disorders (Richard Balon)
  • Adjustment Disorder (Mauro Giovanni Carta, Maria Carolina Hardoy and Matteo Balestrieri)
  • Personality Disorders (Joel Paris)
  • Geriatrics (Randall Espinoza)
  • Emergency Psychiatry (Divy Ravindranath, Mark Newman and Michelle Riba)
  • Outpatient Psychiatry (Ondria Gleason, Aaron Pierce and Bryan Touchet)
  • General Hospital Psychiatry (Jen Alt McDonald and Mark T Wright)
  • Psychiatric Education (Linda Gask and Michelle B Riba)
  • Residency Training (Sanjai Rao and Sidney Zisook)
  • Methods of Psychiatric Research (Elizabeth Burgess, Nicolas Ramoz and Philip Gorwood)
  • World Suicide (Morton M Silverman)
  • AIDS Psychiatry (Mary Ann Cohen)
  • Pharmacogenomic Variability Associated with Psychotropic Medication Response (David Mrazek and Bhanu Prakash Kolla)
  • Ethics in Psychiatry (Kristi Estabrook)
  • The Culturally Competent Psychiatric Assessment (Ajoy Thachil and Dinesh Bhugra)
  • Traditional Healing for Psychiatric Disorders (Roger M K Ng, Zhang-Jin Zhang and Wendy Wong)
  • International Perspective on Homelessness (Belinda Bandstra, Anthony Mascola and Daryn Reicherter)
  • Mental Health Consequences of War and Political Conflict (Daryn Reicherter and Rena Sugarbaker)
  • Stigma (Travis Fisher)
  • Legal Aspects of Psychiatry (Joseph B Layde)

Readership: Psychiatry students, trainees, and practitioners.
Key Features:

  • The international focus and the wide international experience of the authors would make the book particularly attractive to students and residents, both in terms of coursework and preparation for formal examinations
  • Focus on innovative areas of psychiatry such as patient-centered care practices (e.g. in defining the goals of treatment), new therapies (e.g. pharmacogenetic advances), and the approach to special or complex patient populations (e.g. children, elders, medically ill, and terminally ill)
  • The particular strengths of “Q & A” sections, self-assessment items, “clinical pearls” study guides and the competency-based orientation would set this book apart from others
Title:International Handbook of Psychiatry: A Concise Guide for Medical Students, Residents, and Medical…Format:Kobo ebookPublished:March 22, 2013Publisher:World Scientific Publishing CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9814405620

ISBN - 13:9789814405621