Psychiatric Diagnosis

Paperback | June 1, 1995

byDonald W. Goodwin, Samuel B. Guze

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Well known for providing a thorough yet concise view of the natural history of psychiatric disorders, this popular text has been completely updated chapter by chapter in this Fifth Edition. Terminology has been revised in line with DSM IV and many recent genetic and neurobiological findingshave been included. Some of the areas where there is new material are: genetics and neuroimaging of schizophrenia, combined use of benzodiazepines and neuroleptics in treating schizophrenia, development of antisocial personality, neuropsychological changes in AIDS patients, genetics of Alzheimer'sdisease, prognosis for delirium in the elderly, and epidemiologyu of anorexia nervosa. As in previous editions, each chapter systematically covers the definition, historical background, epidemiology, clinical picture, natural history, complications, family studies, differential diagnosis, andclinical management of each disorder. The use of follow-up studies to classify psychiatric disorders is emphasized. No other text provides such a lucid, well-documented and critically sound overview of the major syndromes in psychiatry. Medical students and psychiatric residents will continue tofind Psychiatric Diagnosis a unique guide to the field.

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'This is an updated, expanded version of a book which had already established a secure place among the best written, most informative, critically sound texts on psychiatric diagnosis.... Obligatory reading for any serious student or worker in the field.'

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Well known for providing a thorough yet concise view of the natural history of psychiatric disorders, this popular text has been completely updated chapter by chapter in this Fifth Edition. Terminology has been revised in line with DSM IV and many recent genetic and neurobiological findingshave been included. Some of the areas where th...

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'This is an updated, expanded version of a book which had already established a secure place among the best written, most informative, critically sound texts on psychiatric diagnosis.... Obligatory reading for any serious student or worker in the field.'

Donald W. Goodman, M.D., is Distinguished University Professor at the University of Kansas. Samuel B. Guze, M.D., is Spencer T. Olin Professor of Psychiatry and Head of the Department of Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine. He is also Psychiatrist and Chief of Barnes and Jewish Hospitals at the Washington Universi...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 5.51 × 8.27 × 0.98 inPublished:June 1, 1995Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Table of Contents

1. Affective Disorders. 2. Schizophrenic Disorders. 3. Panic Disorder (Anxiety Neurosis). 4. Somatization Disorder (Briquet's Syndrome). 5. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. 6. Phobic Disorders. 7. Alcoholism. 8. Drug Dependence. 9. Antisocial Personality (Sociopathy). 10. Delirium, Confusional States, and Dementia (Brain Syndrome). 11. Eating Disorders. 12. The Psychiatric Examination.

From Our Editors

'This is an updated, expanded version of a book which had already established a secure place among the best written, most informative, critically sound texts on psychiatric diagnosis.... Obligatory reading for any serious student or worker in the field.'

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"Twenty-two years after first being published, this significant book continues its role as an important work in the area of psychiatric diagnosis. It offers conciseness, clarity, and simplicity while providing a quick overview of the most essential core of psyuchiatric disorders."--Journal ofthe American Medical Association