Category Archives: Psychiatry

The Therapist’s Guide to Psychopharmacology: Working with Patients, Families, and Physicians to Optimize Care

This indispensable book provides therapists and counselors with crucial knowledge about psychotropic medications: when and how to make medication referrals, how to help patients handle questions and problems that arise, and how to combine medication and psychotherapy effectively. Ideal for readers without extensive background in neurobiology, the book clearly explains how medications work in the brain and how they affect an individual’s emotions, behavior, and relationships. Particular attention is given to strategies for collaborating successfully with prescribers. The authors also emphasize the important role that family members play in medication decision making and discuss ways to involve them in treatment.
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Handbook of Preschool Mental Health: Development, Disorders, and Treatment

This important volume comprehensively explores the development of psychiatric disorders in 2- to 6-year-olds, detailing how the growing empirical knowledge base may lead to improved interventions for young children and their families. Leading contributors examine advances in the conceptualization and diagnosis of early-onset disruptive disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, eating and sleeping disorders, autism, and other clinical problems. Promising treatment strategies are described, including developmentally specific behavioral and play therapies, and available evidence for their effectiveness is presented. The literature on preschool psychopharmacology is also reviewed. Throughout, the discussion is grounded in the many recent advances on normative developmental processes in the preschool period.
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Perinatal Mental Health, An Issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics, Ebook (The Clinics: Internal Medicine)

With collaboration of Dr. William Rayburn, Consulting Editor, Drs. Guille and Newman have created a state-of-the art issue that examines the mental health of pregnant women and those planning to become pregnant. Expert authors have contributed current clinical reviews on the following topics: Identification and treatment of peripartum anxiety disorders; Non-pharmacological treatments for peripartum depression; Management of opioid addiction in pregnancy (pro/cons of maintaining meds vs opioid withdrawal); Perinatal sleep problems: causes, complications and management; Impact of pregnancy loss on psychological functioning and grief outcomes; Eating disorders and body image disturbances among childbearing women; Postpartum psychosis: Identification, management and treatment; Working with childhood sexual abuse survivors in reproductive health care; Psychosocial aspects of fertility and assisted reproductive technology; Treatment of peripartum bipolar disorder; Treatment of peripartum depression; Perinatal domestic violence; and Management of ADHD during pregnancy. Readers will come away with the information they need to have better mental health outcomes in their obstetrical and gynecologic patients.

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Fish’s Clinical Psychopathology (Signs and Symptoms in Psychiatry)

Psychopathology lies at the centre of effective psychiatric practice and mental health care, and Fish’s Clinical Psychopathology has shaped the training and clinical practice of psychiatrists for over fifty years. The fourth edition of this modern classic presents the clinical descriptions and psychopathological insights of Fish’s to a new generation of students and practitioners. It includes recent revisions of diagnostic classification systems, as well as new chapters that consider the controversies of classifying psychiatric disorder and the fundamental role and uses of psychopathology. Clear and readable, it provides concise descriptions of the signs and symptoms of mental illness and astute accounts of the varied manifestations of disordered psychological function, and is designed for use in clinical practice. An essential text for students of medicine, trainees in psychiatry and practising psychiatrists, it will also be useful to psychiatric nurses, mental health social workers and clinical psychologists.

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Behavioral Treatment for Substance Abuse in People with Serious and Persistent Mental Illness: A Handbook for Mental Health Pro

The correlation between schizophrenia and substance abuse in psychology is recognized as a growing issue, yet it is one that many practitioners are often ill-prepared to address. Behavioral Treatment for Substance Abuse in People with Serious and Persistent Mental Illness addresses the specific challenges faced by the clinician treating individuals with co-occurring schizophrenia and substance abuse disorders. Designed as a treatment manual for mental health professionals, the book incorporates various treatment components, from motivational interviewing and social skills training to education, problem solving, and relapse prevention. The book presents clearly established guidelines for these treatment modes and utilizes both case examples and fictional situations toВ present a practical, hands-on approach. Readers will profit directly from the lessons in the book, which offers the clinician an invaluable model from which to base a treatment plan.

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Sleep and Psychosomatic Medicine

Psychosomatic illness can generally be considered as physical illnesses that are believed to be psychologically based; hence they are often referred to as ”psychophysiological” disorders. Focusing on the emerging challenges in the fields of both sleep and psychosomatic medicine, Sleep and Psychosomatic Medicine interphases between psychiatry, sleep and other medical disciplines. The essential information within serves as an excellent resource for those who would pursue either a basic or clinical application path in this emerging interdisciplinary research field, and especially for those who would pursue both. Leading experts in the field have made an invaluable contribution to scientific understanding of various factors that contribute to the sleep and psychosomatic illnesses. The detailed chapters deal with the behavioural, psychological, psychiatric, psychosocial, and socio-cultural processes in animal and human sleep and sleep disorders. The first-ever book devoted entirely to the topic, Sleep and Psychosomatic Medicine will be an invaluable resources for sleep researchers, psychiatrists, psychologists, and medical professionals interested in the inter phase between sleep and psychosomatics who would be able to recognize and treat them as they manifest into a disease state.
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Intervening Early in Psychosis : A Team Approach

A growing body of both research and clinical experience confirms that intervening early in the progression of psychotic symptoms may delay or even prevent the movement toward more serious psychiatric illness. Young people at clinical high risk of developing psychosis, or those with a recent onset of psychosis, can benefit from a range of tailored interventions each emphasizing recovery and return to functioning.

Achieving recovery and remission for people experiencing psychosis requires a multifaceted, team-based response, and it is precisely this sort of a holistic approach Intervening Early in Psychosis: A Team Approach provides. With expert guidance on tailoring care to the needs of young people experiencing a first-episode psychosis, this book – the first of its kind to focus on the U.S. health care environment – begins with an overview of the history of early psychosis services in the United States and the development of coordinated specialty care (CSC) services.

Clinical case examples then illustrate the application of a range of evidence-based interventions, from the psychological and psychosocial – including cognitive-behavioral therapy for psychosis and supported employment and education – to peer, family, lifestyle, and technological interventions. All of these interventions are examined in individual detail, but it is the effectiveness of the interplay between them that the authors of Intervening Early in Psychosis emphasize. The collaboration of multidisciplinary stakeholders, including licensed therapists, medical providers, employment and education specialists, and peer specialists, is central to the success of the multimodal care model outlined in the guide and is examined at length.

This interdisciplinary approach is underpinned by recovery-oriented language that focuses on healing and recovery rather than disability and illness management. The book also provides an individual and family perspective on the lived experience of psychosis that underscores the importance of engaging clients and their support network in a philosophy of shared decision making.

With additional chapters that discuss advocacy issues and policy considerations when establishing CSC services and the importance of reducing the duration of untreated psychosis to optimize clinical and functional outcomes, this is the most comprehensive resource for clinicians, case workers, peer and vocational specialists, family members, and anyone else interested in expanding their knowledge of the early identification and treatment of individuals with psychotic disorders.

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Supervision in Psychiatric Practice : Practical Approaches Across Venues and Providers

Despite the importance of supervision to the field of mental health – it is a building block of learning and a fundamental stepping-stone to unsupervised practice – most mental health supervisors receive little to no training in how to supervise. Supervision also remains the least developed and researched aspect of clinical training.

This relative lack of attention to this crucial element of training is what makes Supervision in Psychiatric Practice such a necessary addition to the psychiatric literature. More than two dozen experts bring their knowledge to bear on establishing a practical framework for supervision grounded in real-world experience.

This guide explores techniques such as role-playing, working with process notes, live supervision, and co-therapy in a variety of clinical and nonclinical settings, including:

– Inpatient psychiatry
– Hospital-based consultation-liaison and emergency department psychiatry
– Couples and family therapy
– Administrative training
– Leadership development
– Quality improvement initiatives.

Key points provide a context for each chapter and allow readers to easily reference the book’s major takeaways. All chapters address specific challenges and strategies related to the topic and include questions for supervisees and supervisors to facilitate discussion. Also included is a listing of additional resources that can serve as a springboard to further discovery and learning.

Special attention is given to unique issues in supervision, including selecting a psychotherapy supervisor, supervising adverse outcomes, supervising auxiliary health care providers, and terminating a supervisory relationship. A discussion of the legal issues in supervision and building a supervisor training program round out the most comprehensive, up-to-date manual of its kind.

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Handbook of Racial-Cultural Psychology and Counseling, Volume 2: Training and Practice 1st Edition

This two-volume handbook offers a thorough treatment of the concepts and theoretical developments concerning how to apply cultural knowledge in theory and practice to various racial and cultural groups.

Volume Two focuses on practice and training, and addresses such topics as:

  • assessment
  • testing
  • group therapy
  • occupational therapy
  • supervision
  • ethics
  • couples and family therapy
  • continuing education

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Methods for Disaster Mental Health Research

This authoritative book will be of interest to anyone involved in studying the mental health consequences of large-scale traumatic events or in measuring the effectiveness of postdisaster interventions. The book considers disasters from different perspectives and translates their chaotic aftermath into feasible research ideas and approaches. Contributing authors, all experienced researchers and practitioners, present a wide range of methods and strategies used in epidemiology, program evaluation, and public mental health planning in the aftermath of natural or technological disasters and terrorism. Descriptions of exemplary studies bring to life the associated logistical and scientific challenges and show how these challenges can be addressed using high-quality research designs.
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