Category Archives: Psychiatry

Early Intervention in Psychiatry: EI of Nearly Everything for Better Mental Health

Early intervention (EI) is the single most important advance in mental health care in recent decades, representing a key shift in both theoretical standpoint and service delivery.

Early Intervention in Psychiatry clearly describes best practice for extending this approach to all psychiatric disorders. Beginning with the rationale for EI, it informs interventions in people from all age groups across the lifespan, from perinatal to old age. It addresses EI in specific settings, such as primary health care, community health, the general hospital, non-government agencies, and in social movements, and for specific disorders including depression and anxiety, alcohol and substance use, childhood disorders, psychoses, bipolar disorders, eating disorders and borderline personality disorders.

Early Intervention in Psychiatry is an essential guide for all psychiatrists, general practitioners, family physicians and public health doctors. It is also a valuable resource for mental health professionals and primary care colleagues, including nurses, social workers, psychologists, occupational therapists, vocational rehabilitation specialists, peer and support workers and for mental health commissioners and policy-makers.

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Insomnia: Diagnosis and Treatment (Medical Psychiatry Series)

The first source on insomnia treatment since the advancement of newer drug options and cognitive behavioral therapies, Insomnia: Diagnosis and Treatment presents a comprehensive reference on the complications, evaluation, and treatment of insomnia. Ideal for sleep medicine specialists, psychiatrists, and neurologists, this text uses a multi-disciplinary approach to discuss the essential information on assessment and treatment, while also covering the science of insomnia, including the definitions, origins, and complications of the condition. Key features include:

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CURRENT Diagnosis & Treatment Psychiatry, 3rd Edition

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Quickly and accurately diagnose and treat the psychiatric disorders you will most likely encounter in clinical practice

Relevant etiology, phenomenology, pathophysiology, and drug information – right at your fingertips
The most effective interviewing techniques and approaches
Important evaluation, testing, and decision-making tools and criteria
Valuable information on psychiatry and the law, psychological testing, emergency psychiatry, evaluating infants, and more
Helpful section on the principles of evaluating and diagnosing patients as well as treatment strategies
NEW CHAPTERS on Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder, Opioid Use Disorders, Stimulant Use Disorders, Tobacco Use Disorder, Cannabis Use Disorders, and Gambling and Behavioral Addictions
The definitive clinical overview of psychiatric care
Designed in the time-saving LANGE CURRENT outline style
Covers both adult and pediatric disorders
Reviews essential psychopharmacologic and psychotherapeutic approaches

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Personality Disorders and Mental Illnesses: The Truth About Psychopaths, Sociopaths, and Narcissists

~ PERSONALITY DISORDERS & MENTAL ILLNESSES ~ **Limited Edition**

From the ~Unleash the Power of the Mind~ collection and the award winning writer, Clarence T. Rivers, comes a masterful explanation of the mind and the various personality disorders and mental illnesses.

“An excellent look into minds of those with all types of personality disorders…powerful stuff!” – Elliot Moore, Book Critique

Topics of Discussion

– Personality Disorders and Mental Illnesses
– Psychopathy Defined
– Crime and Psychopaths
– Psychopaths vs. Sociopaths
– Sociopath Defined
– The Goal of a Sociopath
– The Weaknesses of a Sociopath
– Dealing with a Sociopath
– Narcissism Defined
– The Narcissist in You
– The Narcissists of Today
– How to Deal with a Narcissist
– and much more!

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Competency in Combining Pharmacotherapy and Psychotherapy : Integrated and Split Treatment, Second Edition

Most clinicians endorse the combination of pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy as more effective and beneficial than each modality alone, but combining these treatments can be a complicated and highly variable process.

Competency in Combining Pharmacotherapy and Psychotherapy: Integrated and Split Treatment is designed to help psychiatrists at any stage of their career achieve competency in combining and coordinating pharmacotherapeutic and psychotherapeutic treatments for the benefit of their patients.

This guide, now in its updated, second edition, addresses both integrated (single clinician) and split/collaborative (multiple clinicians) treatments, discussing for each:

– The selection of medication and psychotherapy
– The patient evaluation and opening
– Sequencing
– Evaluating, monitoring, and supervising treatment
– Terminating and transitioning patient care

The book also offers a chapter – new to this second edition – that focuses on primary care access for mental health services in the context of integrated and split/collaborative care.

The rapid transformation of clinical care models in new health systems means that competence in integrated and split/collaborative care is absolutely vital for long-established clinicians as well as for psychiatric professionals in the early stages of their careers.

Competency in Combining Pharmacotherapy and Psychotherapy offers an unrivaled introduction to the complex process of combining medication and psychosocial treatments, clearly defining the competencies of combining two modalities. Psychiatric educators should note that this resource relates to all six main competencies of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education: patient care and procedural skills, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, and systems-based practice.

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Deinstitutionalisation and After: Post-War Psychiatry in the Western World

The book relates the history of post-war psychiatry, focusing on deinstitutionalisation, namely the shift from asylum to community in the second part of the twentieth century.

After the Second World War, psychiatry and mental health care were reshaped by deinstitutionalisation. But what exactly was involved in this process? What were the origins of deinstitutionalisation and what did it mean to those who experienced it? What were the ramifications, both positive and negative, of such a fundamental shift in psychiatric care? Post-War Psychiatry in the Western World: Deinstitutionalisation and After seeks to answer these questions by exploring this momentous change in mental health care from 1945 to the present in a wide range of geographical settings. The book articulates a nuanced account of the history of deinstitutionalisation, highlighting the constraints and inconsistencies inherent in treating the mentally ill outside of the asylum, while seeking to inform current debates about how to help the most vulnerable members of society.

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Club Drugs and Novel Psychoactive Substances: The Clinician’s Handbook

Over the last decade many hundreds of new psychoactive drugs have emerged onto illicit markets. This flood of new drugs has led to clinicians being unsure of the rapidly emerging changing evidence base and uncertain of the best approaches to assessment and clinical management. This book provides a concise, accessible summary of these emerging drugs. By categorizing the hundreds of new drugs by their predominant psychoactive effect – sedative, stimulant and hallucinogenic – the book helps clinicians to manage a drug they are unfamiliar with by using their experience of other drugs with similar psychoactive properties. Written for clinicians from across the frontline, from A&E staff to drug treatment professionals, the authors draw on numerous clinical examples from their own clinical experiences to illustrate aspects of assessment and management. Club drugs and novel psychoactive substances will continue to challenge clinicians and this handbook provides readers with an invaluable introduction to this complex area.

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Functional Behavioral Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment: A Complete System for Education and Mental Health Settings

“There are three or four other texts on functional analysis. I’ve examined every one and Cipani’s is clearly the best. The assessment part is great, and I particularly like the “protocol” format for interventions. Cipani’s text nicely fills a big gap between research and application. Were I teaching a seminar to clinicians, I think the text would be perfect.” — Brian A. Iwata, PhD, University of Florida Professionals who work in mental health and educational settings are frequently faced with clients (children, adolescents, adults) who engage in serious problem behaviors. Such behaviors often impact the client’s welfare and ability to live, work, and be educated in mainstream environments. Children and adolescents who manifest these behaviors are particularly vulnerable to these disruptions, which can have a far-reaching impact on their development and future prospects. This practical book, written both 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 – ranging from aggression, self-injury, stereotypic behavior (repetitive body movements), tantrums, and non-compliance – with real life and hypothetical cases to help clinicians think through the full range of treatment options. Unique in moving beyond functional assessment to assessment diagnosis and treatment, this book will be highly useful for mental health clinicians, students of Advanced Behavior Analysis, and special education practitioners among others. Professor Cipani has also prepared extensive ancillary material for use in teaching this book and will make it available to anyone who has adopted it for course use. Instructors who have adopted the title may inquire of Professor Cipani at ennioc26@hotmail.com
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Oxford Textbook of the Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability (Oxford Textbooks in Psychiatry)

Intellectual Disability (ID) describes a lifelong condition of heterogeneous aetiology, associated with the impairment of intellectual functioning (IQ < 70), significant impairment of adaptive skills, and onset before the age of 18 years. People with ID experience significant physical and mental health problems like associated sensory/motor impairments and epilepsy, some of which are contributed to by underlying primary causes. Psychiatric problems are also three times more common in people with ID in comparison to the general population.

The psychiatry of ID is a core part of training to be a psychiatrist yet there are limited resources on this topic aimed at both trainees and practising clinicians alike. Oxford Textbook of the Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability bridges this gap by providing up-to-date evidence-based content on the assessment, diagnosis, and management of psychiatry in people with ID.

Featuring 28 chapters written by international experts in the field, the Oxford Textbook of the Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability presents fresh global insight and coverage of the subject. Chapters cover key topics from the developmental aspects of ID, mental disorders in childhood, and behaviour phenotypes, through to physical health, dementia and other disorders associated with ageing.

Each chapter provides trustworthy evidence and a wealth of practical advice for clinical situations, including case studies in community and hospital settings, and multiple choice questions for self-evaluation and consolidation of knowledge.

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Trauma : A Genealogy

Psychic trauma is one of the most frequently invoked ideas in the behavioral sciences and the humanities today. Yet bitter disputes have marked the discussion of trauma ever since it first became an issue in the 1870s, growing even more heated in recent years following official recognition of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
In a book that is bound to ignite controversy, Ruth Leys investigates the history of the concept of trauma. She explores the emergence of multiple personality disorder, Freud’s approaches to trauma, medical responses to shellshock and combat fatigue, Sándor Ferenczi’s revisions of psychoanalysis, and the mutually reinforcing, often problematic work of certain contemporary neurobiological and postmodernist theorists. Leys argues that the concept of trauma has always been fundamentally unstable, oscillating uncontrollably between two competing models, each of which tends at its limit to collapse into the other.
A powerfully argued work of intellectual history, Trauma will rewrite the terms of future discussion of its subject.

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