Updated throughout, this text provides a critical overview of the major psychiatric syndromes, with a minimum of theory and clinical judgment. Medical students and psychiatric residents should find it a useful guide to the field.
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 findings have 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's disease, 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, and clinical 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 to find Psychiatric Diagnosis a unique guide to the field.
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"Well written, and the overall organization is simple, straightforward, and easily comprehensible....This book should be a required standard text for each resident in training."--Doody's Health Sciences Book Review "This work continues to be an intellectual challenge, a very good textbook, and an eminently readable compendium of clinical wisdom."--Annals of Clinical Psychiatry (on a previous edition) "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."--Journal of Nervous or Mental Diseases (on a previous edition) "A workmanlike volume of basic psychiatry that condenses an enormous amount of information into a small place....One would have to read far and wide to unearth the same amount of information elsewhere....Each chapter is arranged so that history, epidemiology, clinical picture, natural history, complications, family studies, differential diagnosis, and clinical management for each condition are outlined in clear language."--The New England Journal of Medicine (on a previous edition) "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 of the American Medical Association
About Donald W. Goodwin
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 University Medical Center.
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