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A First-Rate Madness

An investigation into the correlation between mental illness and successful leadership reveals the disorders of notable leaders and explains how their struggles enabled them to empathize, recognize threats, and respond appropriately during a crisis.
Published by Penguin Books on 08/17/2019
Book details: 340 pages.

Mood Disorders

Thoroughly updated for its Second Edition, this practical guide will aid residents and clinicians in diagnosing and treating the full spectrum of mood disorders. Using the conversational style and clinical vignettes found in all Practical Guides in Psychiatry titles, Dr. Ghaemi explains how to accurately diagnose unipolar depression and bipolar disorder and offers specific, detailed, evidence-based recommendations on pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy. Chapters review the pharmacology of all antidepressants, mood stabilizers, and antipsychotics in current use and point out these drugs' advantages and drawbacks in specific clinical situations. Other chapters address clinical problems such as depression, mania, and ADHD in children and the conundrum of schizoaffective disorder. The Practical Guides in Psychiatry series provides quick, concise information for professionals on the front lines of mental health care. Written in an easy-to-read, conversational style, these invaluable resources take you through each step of the psychiatric care process, delivering fast facts and helpful strategies that help you provide effective and compassionate care to your patients.
Published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins on 11/01/2007
Book details: 348 pages.

The Concepts of Psychiatry

This book will be of interest to professionals and students in psychiatry, as well as psychologists, social workers, philosophers, and general readers who are interested in understanding the field of psychiatry and its practices at a conceptual level.
Published by JHU Press on 12/01/2004
Book details: 368 pages.

On Depression

A reflection on society's quest for happiness encourages readers to embrace the benefits of sadness, citing examples from philosophy, medicine, and psychiatry to relate how understanding depression can provide insight into happiness.
Published by JHU Press on 05/08/2013
Book details: 215 pages.

Clinical Psychopharmacology

Clinical Psychopharmacology offers a comprehensive guide to clinical practice that explores two major aspects of the field: the clinical research that exists to guide clinical practice of psychopharmacology, and the application of that knowledge with attention to the individualized aspects of clinical practice. The text consists of 50 chapters, organized into 6 sections, focusing on disease-modifying effects, non-DSM diagnostic concepts, and essential facts about the most common drugs. This innovative book advocates a scientific and humanistic approach to practice and examines not only the benefits, but also the harms of drugs. Providing a solid foundation of knowledge and a great deal of practical information, this book is a valuable resource for practicing psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, medical students and trainees in psychiatry, as well as pharmacists.
Published by Oxford University Press, USA on 01/04/2019
Book details: 600 pages.

Polypharmacy in Psychiatry

This practical reference examines the advantages and disadvantages of polypharmacy in psychiatry, and provides up-to-date clinical guidelines on the appropriate use of combinations of pharmacological therapy in major psychiatric disorders-including multidisciplinary approaches to treatment, such as social work and psychopharmacology, and an examination of the psychotherapeutic and historical aspects of polypharmacy. Consolidates all available and current material on polypharmacy and psychiatry into one comprehensive volume. Polypharmacy in Psychiatry discusses therapy of schizophrenia and the use of atypical antipsychotic agents anxiety disorders post-traumatic stress disorder and the roles of serotonin, opioids, and glutamate bipolar disorder and the use of novel anticonvulsants clinical depression and the use of thyroid hormone and lithium augmentation, serotonin reuptake inhibitors, and neuroleptic agents psychiatric disorders in children, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, tic disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, and conduct disorders the medically ill psychiatric patient the elderly Polypharmacy in Psychiatry also discusses the use of alternative and herbal medications psychosocial aspects of polypharmacy the psychology of polypharmacy cultural components of polypharmacy historical background Featuring more than 700 works cited, this invaluable reference is essential reading for psychiatrists; psychopharmacologists; behavioral neurologists; psychiatric nurse practitioners; social workers; clinical psychologists and other psychotherapists; and upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in these disciplines.
Published by CRC Press on 05/06/2002
Book details: 368 pages.

A Clinician's Guide to Statistics and Epidemiology in Mental Health

Describes statistical concepts in plain English with minimal mathematical content, giving an insight into which statistics to believe - and why.
Published by Cambridge University Press on 07/09/2009
Book details: 151 pages.

Mood Disorders

This practical guide will aid residents and clinicians in diagnosing and treating the full spectrum of mood disorders. Dr. Ghaemi explains how to accurately diagnose depressive and manic symptoms and bipolar disorder and offers specific, detailed, evidence-based recommendations on pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy of acute and refractory unipolar depression, bipolar depression, and mania. Chapters review the pharmacology of antidepressants, mood stabilizers, and antipsychotic agents and point out these drugs’ advantages and drawbacks in specific clinical situations. Other chapters address clinical dilemmas such as treating rapid-cycling bipolar disorder, distinguishing unipolar from bipolar depression, and tapering bipolar depressed patients off antidepressants.
Published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins on 08/17/2019
Book details: 290 pages.

The Rise and Fall of the Biopsychosocial Model

Developed in the twentieth century as an outgrowth of psychosomatic medicine, the biopsychosocial model is seen as an antidote to the constraints of the medical model of psychiatry. Nassir Ghaemi details the origins and evolution of the BPS model and explains how, where, and why it fails to live up to its promises. He analyzes the works of its founders, George Engel and Roy Grinker Sr., traces its rise in acceptance, and discusses its relation to the thought of William Osler and Karl Jaspers.
Published by JHU Press on 08/17/2019
Book details: 253 pages.

Philosophical Issues in Psychiatry III

Psychiatry has long struggled with the nature of its diagnoses. The problems raised by questions about the nature of psychiatric illness are particularly fascinating because they sit at the intersection of philosophy, empirical psychiatric/psychological research, measurement theory, historical tradition and policy. In being the only medical specialty that diagnoses and treats mental illness, psychiatry has been subject to major changes in the last 150 years. This book explores the forces that have shaped these changes and especially how substantial "internal" advances in our knowledge of the nature and causes of psychiatric illness have interacted with a plethora of external forces that have impacted on the psychiatric profession. It includes contributions from philosophers of science with an interest in psychiatry, psychiatrists and psychologists with expertise in the history of their field and historians of psychiatry. Each chapter is accompanied by an introduction and a commentary. The result is a dynamic discussion about the nature of psychiatric disorders, and a book that is compelling reading for those in the field of mental health, history of science and medicine, and philosophy.
Published by Oxford University Press, USA on 10/02/2014
Book details: 464 pages.
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