Positive Psychiatry

A Clinical Handbook


Author: Edited by Dilip V. Jeste M.D.,Barton W. Palmer Ph.D.

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 1585624950

Category: Medical

Page: 385

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While there are a number of books on positive psychology, Positive Psychiatry is unique in its biological foundation and medical rigor and is the only book designed to bring positive mental health ideas and interventions into mainstream psychiatric research, training, and clinical practice. After an overview describing the definition, history, and goals of positive psychiatry, the contributors—pioneers and thought leaders in the field—explore positive psychosocial factors, such as resilience and psychosocial growth; positive outcomes, such as recovery and well-being; psychotherapeutic and behavioral interventions, among others; and special topics, such as child and geriatric psychiatry, diverse populations, and bioethics. The book successfully brings the unique skill sets and methods of psychiatry to the larger positive health movement. Each chapter highlights key points for current clinical services, as practiced by psychiatrists, primary care doctors, and nurses, as well as those in allied health and mental health fields. These readers will find Positive Psychiatry to be immensely helpful in bringing positive mental health concepts and interventions into the clinical arena.


A Clinical Handbook


Author: Mohsin Azam,Mohammed Qureshi,Daniel Kinnair

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781907904813

Category: Medical

Page: 280

View: 9324

"Psychiatry: a clinical handbook" is a comprehensive textbook, written in the easy-to-follow style of a revision guide. All the major aspects of Psychiatry are covered in a systematic and succinct manner, making the book an excellent revision tool for undergraduate examination purposes.

Clinical Handbook of Psychiatry & the Law


Author: Paul S. Appelbaum,Thomas G. Gutheil

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781778916

Category: Medical

Page: 322

View: 6796

Thoroughly updated for its Fourth Edition, this award-winning handbook gives mental health professionals authoritative guidance on how the law affects their clinical practice. Each chapter presents case examples of legal issues that arise in practice, clearly explains the governing legal rules, their rationale, and their clinical impact, and offers concrete action guides to navigating clinico-legal dilemmas. This edition addresses crucial recent developments including new federal rules protecting patients' privacy, regulations minimizing use of seclusion and restraint, liability risks associated with newer psychiatric medications, malpractice risks in forensic psychiatry, and new structured assessment tools for violence risk, suicidality, and decisional capacity.

Handbook of Clinical Rating Scales and Assessment in Psychiatry and Mental Health


Author: Lee Baer,Mark A. Blais

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781597453875

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

View: 2794

Psychiatric clinicians should use rating scales and questionnaires often, for they not only facilitate targeted diagnoses and treatment; they also facilitate links to empirical literature and systematize the entire process of management. Clinically oriented and highly practical, the Handbook of Clinical Rating Scales and Assessment in Psychiatry and Mental Health is an ideal tool for the busy psychiatrist, clinical psychologist, family physician, or social worker. In this ground-breaking text, leading researchers provide reviews of the most commonly used outcome and screening measures for the major psychiatric diagnoses and treatment scenarios. The full range of psychiatric disorders are covered in brief but thorough chapters, each of which provides a concise review of measurement issues related to the relevant condition, along with recommendations on which dimensions to measure – and when. The Handbook also includes ready-to-photocopy versions of the most popular, valid, and reliable scales and checklists, along with scoring keys and links to websites containing on-line versions. Moreover, the Handbook describes well known, structured, diagnostic interviews and the specialized training requirements for each. It also includes details of popular psychological tests (such as neuropsychological, personality, and projective tests), along with practical guidelines on when to request psychological testing, how to discuss the case with the assessment consultant and how to integrate information from the final testing report into treatment. Focused and immensely useful, the Handbook of Clinical Rating Scales and Assessment in Psychiatry and Mental Health is an invaluable resource for all clinicians who care for patients with psychiatric disorders.

Handbook of Cultural Psychiatry


Author: Wen-Shing Tseng

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780080525624

Category: Psychology

Page: 855

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Cultural psychiatry is primarily concerned with the transcultural aspects of mental health related to human behavior, psychopathology and treatment. At a clinical level, cultural psychiatry aims to promote culturally relevant mental health care for patients of diverse ethnic or cultural backgrounds. From the standpoint of research, cultural psychiatry is interested in studying how ethnic or cultural factors may influence human behavior and psychopathology as well as the art of healing. On a theoretical level, cultural psychiatry aims to expand the knowledge and theories about mental health-related human behavior and mental problems by widening the sources of information and findings transculturally, and providing cross-cultural validation. This work represents the first comprehensive attempt to pull together the clinical, research and theoretical findings in a single volume. Key Features * Written by a nationally and internationally well-known author and scholar * The material focuses not only on the United States but also on various cultural settings around the world so that the subject matter can be examined broadly from universal as well as cross-cultural perspectives * Proper combination of clinical practicalities and conceptual discussion * Serves as a major source for use in the training of psychiatric residents and mental health personnel as well as students of behavior science in the areas of culture and mental health * A total of 50 chapters with detailed cross-referencing * Nearly 2000 references plus an appendix of almost 400 books * 130 tables and figures


A Clinical Handbook


Author: Joe Esland,Arif Khan,Anouska Lerner

Publisher: Scion Publishing

ISBN: 9781907904851


Page: 320

View: 4553

Paediatrics: A Clinical Handbook provides all the essential information required for asuccessful paediatrics rotation. Written by two recently qualified juniordoctors and a consultant paediatrician, the book offers an exam-centred,reader-friendly style backed up with concise clinical guidance. Building onthe success of the other ‘Clinical Handbook’ titles (Rheumatology, Psychiatryand Oncology and Haematology) Paediatrics: A Clinical Handbook provides student-friendly coverage of thematerial with many key features (such as mnemonics and OSCE tips) to help thereader get to grips with the subject. Paediatrics: A Clinical Handbook isideal for medical students and junior doctors; like the other books in theseries it will have a secondary market amongst medics who want a quickrefresher of the subject.

Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of General Hospital Psychiatry


Author: Theodore A. Stern

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437719279

Category: MEDICAL

Page: 729

View: 3221

Experts from the Massachusetts General Hospital-widely respected as one of the world's premier psychiatric institutions-provide practical advice on the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric issues experienced by in-hospital, medically ill adults and children. This compact resource reads like a handbook, but delivers all the details you'd expect from a textbook. Find information quickly thanks to an improved chapter organization, and get just the answers you need with concise yet complete coverage appropriate for psychiatrists and generalists alike.

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for Personality Disorders

A Clinical Handbook


Author: John F. Clarkin

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 1585623555

Category: Medical

Page: 485

View: 3140

This book includes the work of 22 contributing writers in addition to the three primary authors, John F. Clarkin, Ph.D., Peter Fonagy, Ph.D., and Glen O. Gabbard, M.D. Each contributor has extensive clinical experience, and some also have research experience, with the assessment and treatment of specific personality disorders.

Clinical Handbook of Psychological Disorders, Fifth Edition

A Step-By-Step Treatment Manual


Author: David H. Barlow

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462513263

Category: Psychology

Page: 768

View: 2370

This clinical reference and widely adopted text is recognized as the premier guide to understanding and treating frequently encountered psychological disorders in adults. Showcasing evidence-based psychotherapy models, the volume addresses the most pressing question asked by students and practitioners--"How do I do it?" Leading authorities present state-of-the-art information on each clinical problem and explain the conceptual and empirical bases of their respective therapeutic approaches. Procedures for assessment, case formulation, treatment planning, and intervention are described in detail. Extended case examples with session transcripts illustrate each component of treatment. New to This Edition *Incorporates treatment innovations, the latest empirical findings, and changes to diagnostic criteria in DSM-5. *Chapter on acceptance-based treatment of generalized anxiety disorder. *Chapter on comorbid depression and substance abuse, demonstrating a transdiagnostic approach. *Chapter on sleep disorders.

Clinical Handbook of Schizophrenia


Author: Kim Tornvall Mueser,Dilip V. Jeste

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1609182375

Category: Psychology

Page: 650

View: 9560

Reviewing the breadth of current knowledge on schizophrenia, this handbook provides clear, practical guidelines for effective assessment and treatment in diverse contexts. Leading authorities have contributed 61 concise chapters on all aspects of the disorder and its clinical management. In lieu of exhaustive literature reviews, each chapter summarizes the state of the science; highlights key points the busy practitioner needs to know; and lists recommended resources, including seminal research studies, invaluable clinical tools, and more. Comprehensive, authoritative, and timely, the volume will enable professionals in any setting to better understand and help their patients or clients with severe mental illness.