Mental Disorders, Medications, And Clinical Social Work by Sonia AustrianMental Disorders, Medications, And Clinical Social Work by Sonia Austrian

Mental Disorders, Medications, And Clinical Social Work

bySonia Austrian

Hardcover | February 16, 2005

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Written for social workers by a social worker, Mental Disorders, Medications, and Clinical Social Work discusses the etiology, epidemiology, assessment, and intervention planning for common mental disorders. Looking at disorders from an ecosystems perspective, Austrian goes beyond a linear classification approach and DSM-IV-TR categories and encourages social workers to analyze the internal and external environmental factors that contribute to a disorder's development. Austrian's discussion of effective intervention(s) for a particular client also stresses the importance of working with families in treating disorders.

In addition to information on new medications, biochemical data on the causes of disease, and diagnostic tests, the revised third edition discusses therapies such as motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, and dialectic.

Sonia Austrian is the author of Development Theories Through the Life Cycle. She is associate professor in the departments of public health and of psychiatry at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, adjunct professor at Columbia University School of Social Work, and is director of the Employee Assistance Program Consortium.
Title:Mental Disorders, Medications, And Clinical Social WorkFormat:HardcoverDimensions:368 pagesPublished:February 16, 2005Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0231135165

ISBN - 13:9780231135160

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Table of Contents

Preface1. Introduction2. Anxiety Disorders3. Mood Disorders4. Somatoform and Factitious Disorders5. Dissociative Disorders6. Schizophrenia7. Substance-Related Disorders8. Eating Disorders9. Personality Disorders10. Delirium, Dementia, and Amnestic and Other Cognitive Disorders11. The Use of Psychodiagnostic and Psychoeducational Testing, by Laura K. Nisco and Peter Meiland12. Psychotropic Medications, by Sharon HirdEpilogueGlossaryReferences and Additional Readings

Editorial Reviews

This state-of-the-art guide to the field of mental disorders for social work therapists is indispensable.