Nov 272015

Mental Health and Social Issues Following a Nuclear Accident: The Case of Fukushima

This book focuses on mental health issues arising in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Three years after the 11 March 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, tsunamis, and Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident, roughly 130,000 individuals continue to face enormous burdens as a result of mandatory evacuation. Many evacuees still live in temporary housing, and returning home remains a distant dream as they wait for the decontamination of the danger zone to be completed. However, the plant recovery process is still evolving, and the complete cleanup will take decades. Beyond all of these hardships, many evacuees are also mourning the loss of their loved ones. The compound disaster with its many uncertainties poses and will continue to pose serious emotional and social challenges. People affected by the nuclear disaster have been facing serious psychological challenges from ongoing fear of radiation exposure. Furthermore, there is continuing debate between various stakeholders on the options for disaster responses. This situation in turn produces adverse public responses, such as discrimination and stigmatization of the evacuees and scapegoating of the authorities and nuclear plant workers. Mental Health and Social Issues Following a Nuclear Accident addresses these issues and their impacts, pursuing both evidence-based and narrative-based approaches. It also contrasts the Fukushima findings with those of other nuclear disasters, namely, Three Mile Island and Cher


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Nov 272015

Brain and Mind: Subjective Experience and Scientific Objectivity

By (author): Andreas Steck, Barbara Steck

Recent advances in the understanding of brain functions are reviewed in this text, along with how neurobiological research and brain imaging contributes to identifying and treating neurologic and psychiatric disorders. Chapters focus on consciousness, memory, emotions, language, communication, trauma, pain and resilience, while exploring how stressful events impact mental health and interrupt the continuity of one’s sense of self. Clinical vignettes of patients with neurological and mental affections reveal coping and grieving processes in dreams and narratives. This presentation of clinical experience with neuro-scientific evidence provides neurologists, psychiatrists, psychotherapists and psychologists with a coherent picture of the brain-mind relationship.

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Nov 242015

The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychopharmacology (Schatzberg, American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychopharmacology)

By (author): Alan F. Schatzberg, Charles B. Nemeroff

The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychopharmacology is now updated to keep you current with the latest research and trends in the field. Covering both basic science and clinical practice, this new edition draws on the talents of 53 new contributors to guarantee fresh, authoritative perspectives on advances in psychiatric drug therapy. Introductory chapters provide a theoretical grounding in clinical applications and include a new chapter on genomics and genetics. The Classes of Psychiatric Treatment section is a virtual pharmacopoeia, with chapters devoted to specific agents. It presents information by class of drug; includes data on indications, side effects, and interactions for each; and features expanded coverage of newly approved agents. Chapters in the Clinical Psychobiology and Psychiatric Syndromes section review the neurological underpinnings of specific disorders and include a new chapter on the neurobiology of childhood disorders. Subsequent coverage of psychopharmacological treatment encompasses state-of-the-art approaches to psychiatric disorders; specific patient populations; difficult-to-manage conditions, including a new chapter on treatment of chronic pain syndromes; and specific guidance on drug selection and prescription. A concluding new chapter reviews ethical considerations in psychopharmacological treatment and research.
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Nov 232015

ABC of Psychological Medicine

This book provides both the evidence and the guidance to enable doctors to improve their assessment and management of the psychological and behavioural aspects of the most common problems presenting in general medical care.

It summarises the recent research evidence and provides common sense guidance on how psychological and psychiatric aspects of illness can be addressed within the medical consultation.

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Nov 192015

Psychological Testing That Matters: Creating a Road Map for Effective Treatment

By (author): Anthony D. Bram, Mary Jo Peebles

Psychological testing is most valuable when it makes a meaningful difference in a person s treatment. This groundbreaking book offers a person- and treatment-centered approach to psychological testing, as opposed to the more common test-centered approach. The result is a clinically nuanced and robust approach to inference making and data synthesis.

The book s four sections parallel the flow of an examiner moving from overview to detail and back to synthesis: Part I describes treatment-centered diagnosis; Part II focuses on assessment of the patient s psychological capacities; Part III shows how to integrate the test information into a working understanding of the patient s problems; and Part IV explains how to consolidate test findings and communicate them clearly, using a detailed case example and sample report. Readers will find much to benefit from in this evidence-based book linking test results to meaningful individualized treatment.

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Nov 192015

Kaplan and Sadock’s Synopsis of Psychiatry: Behavioral Sciences/Clinical Psychiatry

By (author): Benjamin J. Sadock, Virginia A. Sadock, Dr. Pedro Ruiz MD

The Best-Selling Resource in Psychiatry NOW UPDATED with DSM-5!

The new and thoroughly updated 11th edition of Kaplan and Sadock’s Synopsis of Psychiatry: Behavioral Sciences/Clinical Psychiatry is a complete overview of the entire field of psychiatry for clinicians, residents, students, and all others who provide mental health care.

In this best-selling textbook in psychiatry for over 40 years, the reader will find a thorough discussion of both the behavioral sciences and clinical psychiatry. The 11th edition integrates all the DSM-5 criteria and provides a detailed and comprehensive overview of treatment methods for every known mental disorder.

The 11th edition is set apart from any other reference you have and includes:
  • DSM-5 diagnostic tables on every major psychiatric disorder.
  • A psychopharmacology section organized according to mechanisms of action and updated to include all of the new drugs including those in preparation.
  • Extensive use of case studies and illustrations to enhance the learning experience.
  • The most current treatment methods including a description of all newly introduced psychotherapeutic techniques.
  • A completely revised section on neurocognitive disorders organized along the DSM-5 model.
  • An updated and expanded section on child psychiatry; now includes a guide to diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder and other disorders of childhood.
  • A fully searchable eBook, bundled with the print.
This publication is included on the ANCC: American Nurses Credentialing Center’s reference list.

The Synopsis of Psychiatry has been the leading clinical psychiatric resource for psychiatrists both in the US and around the world. It has the reputation of being an independent, accurate, reliable and objective compendium of new events in the field of psychiatry. Now in its 11th edition, the tradition continues, both in print and digital formats—from the authorities you can trust.

Now with the print edition, enjoy the bundled interactive eBook edition, offering tablet, smartphone, or online access to:
  • Complete content with enhanced navigation
  • A powerful search tool that pulls results from content in the book, your notes, and even the web
  • Cross-linked pages, references, and more for easy navigation
  • Highlighting tool for easier reference of key content throughout the text
  • Ability to take and share notes with friends and colleagues
  • Quick reference tabbing to save your favorite content for future use

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Nov 192015

Trauma and Memory: Brain and Body in a Search for the Living Past: A Practical Guide for Understanding and Working with Traumatic Memory

By (author): Peter A. Levine Ph.D.

In Trauma and Memory, bestselling author Dr. Peter Levine (creator of the Somatic Experiencing approach) tackles one of the most difficult and controversial questions of PTSD/trauma therapy: Can we trust our memories? While some argue that traumatic memories are unreliable and not useful, others insist that we absolutely must rely on memory to make sense of past experience. Building on his 45 years of successful treatment of trauma and utilizing case studies from his own practice, Dr. Levine suggests that there are elements of truth in both camps. While acknowledging that memory can be trusted, he argues that the only truly useful memories are those that might initially seem to be the least reliable: memories stored in the body and not necessarily accessible by our conscious mind.

While much work has been done in the field of trauma studies to address “explicit” traumatic memories in the brain (such as intrusive thoughts or flashbacks), much less attention has been paid to how the body itself stores “implicit” memory, and how much of what we think of as “memory” actually comes to us through our (often unconsciously accessed) felt sense. By learning how to better understand this complex interplay of past and present, brain and body, we can adjust our relationship to past trauma and move into a more balanced, relaxed state of being. Written for trauma sufferers as well as mental health care practitioners, Trauma and Memory is a groundbreaking look at how memory is constructed and how influential memories are on our present state of being.

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Nov 192015

Shorter Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry

By (author): Philip Cowen, Paul Harrison, Tom Burns

Widely recognised as the standard text for trainee psychiatrists, the ‘Shorter Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry’ stands head and shoulders above the competition. Written by three of the most experienced clinicians and researchers in European psychiatry and neuroscience, the text has been honed over five editions and displays a fluency, authority and insight which is not only rarely found but makes the process of assimilating information as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

The book provides an introduction to all the clinical topics required by the trainee psychiatrist, including all the sub-specialties and major psychiatric conditions. Throughout, the authors emphasize the basic clinical skills required for the full assessment and understanding of the patient. Discussion of treatment includes not only scientific evidence, but also practical problems in the management of individual patients. The text emphasizes an evidence-based approach to practice and gives full attention to ethical and legal issues. Introductory chapters focus on recognition of signs and symptoms, classification and diagnosis, psychiatric assessment, and aetiology. Further chapters cover both pharmacological and psychological treatments in detail. The book gives equal prominence given to ICD and DSM classification – often with direct comparisons – giving the book a universal appeal.

The sixth edition has been revised throughout, but in particular with respect to the fast moving fields of neuroscience and genetics. In addition, the book now includes greater coverage of the field of social psychiatry – looking at how more community based services are being developed, and the effects these are having on the field of psychiatry. The ‘Shorter Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry’ remains the most up-to-date secondary level textbook of psychiatry available, with the new edition boasting a new modern design and greater use of summary boxes, tables, and lists than ever before. The extensive bibliography has been brought up-to-date and there are targeted reading lists for each chapter. The ‘Shorter Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry’ fulfils all the study and revision needs of psychiatric trainees, but will also prove useful to medical students, GPs, qualified psychiatrists, and those in related fields who need to be kept informed with current psychiatric practice.

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Nov 172015

Psychiatry Bullets

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By (author): Mimi W. Thein MD

Developed by the author to use in her own preparation for standardized psychiatry examinations and honed in her lectures to psychiatry house officers at Harvard, Psychiatry Bullets offers outlines, lists, and tables designed to promote learning and recall. Coverage includes all psychiatric topics found on key standardized examinations. The book is ideally suited for psychiatrists and neurologists preparing for the PRITE, the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology written exams, and various recertification exams.

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Nov 172015

Clinical Neuropsychology: A Practical Guide to Assessment and Management for Clinicians

Clinical Neuropsychology A Practical Guide to Assessment and Management for Clinicians shows how knowledge of neuropsychological applications is relevant and useful to a wide range of clinicians. It provides a link between recent advances in neuroimaging, neurophysiology and neuroanatomy and how these discoveries may best be used by clinicians. Anyone working with clients whose cognitive functioning shows some change and who needs to assess and make recommendations about rehabilitation and management will find this book essential reading. * Practical focus on what is important for clinicians in each chapter * Tackles both assessment issues and rehabilitation * Distils findings from latest research and shows how they should be applied * Wide range of applications, e.g. learning disabilities, ageing, problems in children
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