Psychoanalysis: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 112018
 

Since its inception, psychoanalysis has been hailed as a revolutionary theory of how the mind works, whilst some of its ideas such as the Oedipus complex have become part of everyday conversation. In Psychoanalysis: A Very Short Introduction, Daniel Pick offers a lucid, lively, and wide-ranging survey of psychoanalysis. This book offers the reader a flavour of what it might be like to enter treatment, and suggests the possible surprises that can await both analyst and patient, as well as the potential benefits.

Yet whilst Freud’s writings have shaped the way many of us understand dreams, desires, and destructiveness, as well as anxieties, blunders, and guilt, numerous critics have warned of the dangerous methods and time-bound assumptions of psychoanalysis, doubted the efficacy of its drawn-out methods, and dismissed its core claims as pseudo-science. Looking at modern ideas of the self, exploring the nature of unconscious aspects of relationships, and considering how psychoanalysis has evolved, Pick ponders the particular challenges now facing the analytic profession, and shows why psychoanalysis remains an important resource for investigating the mind, its creative functioning and many afflictions.

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Psychotherapy with Young People in Care: Lost and Found

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Jun 102018
 

Whilst there is a wealth of literature on working with children and adolescents, very little focuses on those who are in residential or foster care. Psychotherapy with Young People in Care is a practical guide to working with this group from a psychoanalytic therapeutic perspective.
Drawing on the author’s years of experience and illustrated with a wealth of clinical examples, as well as a comprehensive glossary, the book tackles those issues most relevant to those working with children and adolescents:
* the place of psychotherapy in residential/foster care
* ethical considerations: confidentiality and sexual abuse
* particular problems faced by young people: ADHD; trauma; PTSD.
This refreshing and valuable book is an essential teaching text for all those who work with young people in the care system, including child and adolescent psychotherapists, psychiatrists, clinical psychologists and social workers.

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Chemotherapy in Psychiatry

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Jun 102018
 

Use of psychotropic drugs has come to dominate clinical practice in psychiatry worldwide-perhaps owing largely to perceived simplicity, ease of use, and apparent efficiency, as well as apparent cost-effectiveness of such treatments.

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Psychiatry as a Neuroscience

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Jun 092018
 

Psychiatry as a Neuroscience provides an overview of recent solid advances in biological psychiatry which are of clinical relevance.

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Law and Psychiatry

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Jun 082018
 

This book is about the competing images of man offered us by the disciplines of law and psychiatry. Michael Moore describes the legal view of persons as rational and autonomous and defends it from the challenges presented by three psychiatric ideas: that badness is illness, that the unconscious rules our mental life, and that a person is a community of selves more than a unified single self.

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Psychodynamic Psychiatry in Clinical Practice, 5th Edition

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Jun 082018
 

It is difficult to improve on a classic, but the fifth edition of Psychodynamic Psychiatry in Clinical Practice does just that, offering the updates readers expect with a deft reorganization that integrates DSM-5(R) with the author’s emphasis on psychodynamic thinking. The individual patient is never sacrificed to the diagnostic category, yet clinicians will find the guidance they need to apply DSM-5(R) appropriately. Each chapter has been systematically updated to reflect the myriad and manifold changes in the 9 years since the previous edition’s publication. All 19 chapters have new references and cutting-edge material that will prepare psychiatrists and residents to treat patients with compassion and skill. The book offers the following features: – Each chapter integrates new neurobiological findings with psychodynamic understanding so that clinicians can approach their patients with a truly biopsychosocial treatment plan.- Excellent writing and an intuitive structure make complicated psychodynamic concepts easy to understand so that readers can grasp the practical application of theory in everyday practice.- The book links clinical understanding to the new DSM-5(R) nomenclature so that clinicians and trainees can adapt psychodynamic thinking to the new conceptual models of disorders.- New coverage of psychodynamic thinking with relation to the treatment of patients on the autism spectrum addresses an increasingly important practice area.- Posttraumatic stress and dissociative disorders have been combined to allow for integrated coverage of primary psychiatric disorders related to trauma and stressors. A boon to clinicians in training and practice, the book has been meticulously edited and grounded in the latest research. The author firmly believes that clinicians must not lose the complexities of the person in the process of helping the patient. Psychodynamic Psychiatry in Clinical Practice, Fifth Edition, keeps this approach front and center as it engages, instructs, and exhorts the reader in the thoughtful, humane practice of psychodynamic psychiatry.

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Geriatric Psychiatry Study Guide: Mastering the Competencies

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Jun 072018
 

Trainees in subspecialty of geriatric psychiatry and general psychiatry need to master core competencies in geriatric psychiatry in order to practice. This book is designed to provide short-answer question-based learning centering around the core curriculum topics in geriatric psychiatry and is primarily ideal not only for medical students, residents, and fellows, but also for psychiatrists preparing for re-certification.
This book features approximately 300 short-answer questions on geriatric psychiatry topics, each comprising the stem of a brief clinical scenario or concise question with expected number of answers. The book also features detailed teaching notes, graphics, and the respective source references. The format is consistently structured from chapter to chapter, practical and concise, and designed to enhance the reader’s diagnostic and management ability and clinical understanding. Each answer includes a concise discussion, pertinent illustrations, and source references.
This text is a valuable reference and teaching tool that provides an opportunity for learning across a rapidly growing field. The material covered matches the existing postgraduate curricula in geriatric psychiatry and helps prepare candidates for their specialty and subspecialty certification examinations. The cases map well to both the American Geriatric Psychiatry Association and Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry as well as other international postgraduate curricula.

The book covers main topics within geriatric psychiatry, some such as substance use disorders and sexuality and sexual dysfunction in later life. As the Baby Boomers age, this reference will continue to be a valuable staple in geriatric workforce training.
Geriatric Psychiatry Study Guide is the ultimate resource for students, residents, fellows, psychiatrists, psychologists, family practitioners, nurses, social workers, and all clinicians rising to the challenges of the mental health segment of the geriatric workforce.

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Handbook of Personality Disorders, Second Edition: Theory, Research, and Treatment

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Jun 072018
 

The leading reference on personality disorders and their treatment, this authoritative work is now significantly revised with 80% new content reflecting important advances in the field. Preeminent experts provide in-depth coverage of conceptual and taxonomic issues, psychopathology, epidemiology and longitudinal course, etiology and development, and specific diagnoses. Diagnostic issues are explored and available assessment instruments discussed. All available evidence-based treatments are reviewed in consistently organized chapters that cover theoretical and empirical foundations as well as clinical strategies, facilitating comparison of the various approaches.

New to This Edition
*Incorporates more than 15 years of major research advances; includes 21 chapters on new topics.
*Critically examines DSM-5 diagnostic criteria.
*Chapters on additional treatments–mentalization-based treatment, schema-focused therapy, transference-based psychotherapy, and systems training for emotional predictability and problem solving.
*Chapters on cutting-edge topics such as dimensional models, longitudinal studies, and personality pathology in children and adolescents.
*Chapters on specific diagnoses: antisocial/psychopathic, borderline, and obsessive–compulsive personality disorder.
*Integrative section introductions by the editors.

See also Integrated Treatment for Personality Disorder, edited by W. John Livesley, Giancarlo Dimaggio, and John F. Clarkin, which weaves multiple well-established intervention strategies into a systematic modular approach.

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The Psychiatric Interview in Clinical Practice, 3rd Edition

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Jun 072018
 

It has been nearly a half-century since the inaugural edition of The Psychiatric Interview in Clinical Practice, and the book’s status as a classic was again validated with the second edition a decade ago. This new, third edition maintains the book’s reputation with thoroughly updated content that reflects changes brought about by the publication of DSM-5. The book presents the psychiatric interview in the context of the enormous and ongoing progress that has been made in biological and descriptive psychiatry. In addition, the book emphasizes the shift in the social relationship between patient and clinician, recognizing that the therapeutic alliance has become the foundation of all medical treatment efforts and that patients are now better informed and seek active involvement in treatment decisions. The text reflects this growing equality and supports the clinician’s efforts to nurture the relationship for optimum therapeutic outcomes. The chapter on the traumatized patient has been completely updated for this edition, and a chapter on the patient with dissociative identity disorder has been added. Clinicians familiar with the previous edition will be pleased that its commonsense, easy to-use structure has been retained even as its content has been thoroughly revised. The Psychiatric Interview in Clinical Practice will benefit mental health clinicians, both seasoned and in training, ensuring that their skills are current and their knowledge cutting-edge.

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Psychiatric Interview of Children and Adolescents

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Jun 072018
 


Eliciting useful information from young patients and their families is both a skill and an art, and Psychiatric Interview of Children and Adolescents, an exceptionally practical and comprehensive guide, enables mental health clinicians and trainees to first improve their interviewing skills and then organize and integrate the information derived from the interview to construct an effective treatment program. This book, building on the success of its predecessor, Clinical Manual of Psychiatric Interview of Children and Adolescents, offers updated and revised material, as well as expanded coverage that includes new findings and addresses emerging issues in the field. For example, a new chapter focusing on the psychiatric evaluation of preschoolers and very young children has been added, and the section on bullying in the chapter on abuse has been expanded to include cyber bullying. Clinical vignettes illustrate important concepts and techniques, providing a real-world component that readers will find both fascinating and instructive, and the key points at the end of each chapter and numerous quick-reference tables facilitate consolidation of learning.

Easy to read, yet rigorous in its clinical focus, Psychiatric Interview of Children and Adolescents provides a solid foundation and expert guidance for clinicians evaluating and treating this critically important population.

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