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.
This is the first book-length historical critique of psychiatry's mainstream ideology, the biopsychosocial (BPS) model.
In the early 1970s, the preeminence of psychoanalysis in the treatment of mental illness gave way to a number of other approaches. Yet, rather than practicing in cooperation, the different schools--existentialism, psychoanalysis, interpersonalism, behaviorism--each taught its own methods, convinced it was the true psychiatry. As a result, all too frequently, varieties of psychiatry have come and gone, wallowing in a battle of sects rather than progressing toward knowledge.
Written by leading clinicians and research experts in the fields of child development and psychopathology, this book is an authoritative and up to date guide for psychologists, psychiatrists, paediatricians and other professionals working with vulnerable children.
Because most psychiatric illnesses are complex phenomena, no single method or approach is sufficient to explain them or the experiences of persons who suffer from them. In The Concepts of Psychiatry S. Nassir Ghaemi, M.D. argues that the discipline of psychiatry can therefore be understood best from a pluralistic perspective.
Concise Guide to Evidence-Based Psychiatry (EBP) is a must-have resource for informed decision-making in psychiatric practice today. This single, easy-to-use reference will enable practitioners to find answers to clinical questions, critically appraise articles, and apply the results of their findings to patients. This practical handbook provides quick access to EBP theories, tools, and methods. Concise Guide to Evidence-Based Psychiatry is a one-stop reference for using the literature to improve patient outcomes.