CURRENT Diagnosis & Treatment Psychiatry, Second Edition

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March 7, 2008


Paperback, 832 pages


0071422927 / 9780071422925


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The most accessible, integrated source of clinical psychiatric information--completely updated!

For more than 70 years, professors, students, and clinicians have trusted LANGE for high-quality, current, concise medical information in a convenient, affordable, portable format. Whether for coursework, clerkships, USMLE prep, specialty board review, or patient care, there's a LANGE book that guarantees success.

CURRENT Diagnosis & Treatment: Psychiatry, Second Edition is the ultimate reference for quickly answering day-to-day questions on psychiatric illness in both adults and children. Comprehensive in scope, yet streamlined in its coverage, this time-saving clinical companion reviews essential psychopharmacologic and psychotherapeutic approaches to the full range of psychiatric disorders.


  • The most effective interviewing techniques and approaches
  • Important evaluation, testing, and decision-making tools and criteria
  • Ready-to-use information on psychiatry and the law, psychological testing, emergency psychiatry, evaluating infants, and more
  • Authoritative coverage of developmental psychology, neuropsychopharmacology, psychiatric genetics, psychoanalysis, and other related areas
  • Helpful section on the principles of evaluating and diagnosing patients, as well as treatment strategies
  • Core sections on adult disorders and pediatric psychiatric problems
  • NEW! Critical updates to key diagnostic, psychopharmacologic, and psychotherapeutic modalities
  • NEW! Section on psychiatric practice in special settings

Table of contents

Section I. Psychiatric Principles and Practice1 Clinical Decision Making in Psychiatry, Barry Nurcombe
2 Psychiatric Epidemiology, Dan G. Blazer
3 Psychiatric Genetics, John I. Nurnberger, Jr. and Wade Berrettini
4 The Psychiatric Interview, Barry Nurcombe and Michael H. Ebert
5 Diagnostic Encounter for Children and Adolescents, Barry Nurcombe
6 Psychological and Neurological Assessment, James S. Walker, Howarrd B. Roback, and Larry Welch
7 Diagnostic Evaluation for Children and Adolescents, Barry Nurcombe and Michael G. Tramontana
8 Developmental Psychology, Kenneth A. Dodge
9 Psychopharmacologic Interventions, Richard C. Shelton
10 Behavioral and Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions, Travis Thompson and Steven D. Hollon
11 Psychodynamic and Social Interventions, James I. Nash and James W. Lomax
12 Diagnostic Formulation, Treatment Planning, and Modes of Treatment in Children and Adolescents, Barry Nurcombe
13 Preventive Psychiatry,Barry NurcombeSection II. Psychiatric Disorders in Adults
14 Delirium, Dementia, and Amnestic Syndromes, Joseph A. Kwentus and Howard Kirshner
15 Substance-Related Disorders, Peter R. Martin
16 Schizophrenia, Herbert Y. Meltzer, William V. Bobo, Stephan H. Heckers, and S. Hossein Fatemi
17 Other Psychotic Disorders, Richard C. Shelton
18 Mood Disorders, Peter T. Loosen and Richard C. Shelton
19 Anxiety Disorders, Richard C. Shelton
20 Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Acute Stress Disorder, Douglas C. Johnson, John H. Krystal, and Steven M. Southwick
21 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, William A. Hewlett
22 Somatoform Disorders, Charles V. Ford
23 Factitious Disorders and Malingering, Charles V. Ford
24 Dissociative Disorders, Barry Nurcombe
25 Sexual Dysfunction and Paraphilias, Richard Balon and R. Taylor Segraves
26 Eating Disorders, Harry E. Gwirtsman, James E. Mitchell, and Michael H. Ebert
27 Sleep Disorders, Camellia P. Clark, Polly J. Moore, and J. Christian Gillin
28 Impulse-Control Disorders, John W. Thompson, Jr. and Daniel K. Winstead
29 Adjustment Disorders, Ronald M. Salomon and Lucy Salomon
30 Personality Disorders, David JanowskySection III. Psychiatric Disorders in Children and Adolescents
31 Intellectual Disability, Ludwik S. Szymanski, Sandra L. Friedman, and Elizabeth L. Leonard
32 Learning Disorders, Michael G. Tramontana
33 Motor Skills Disorder and Communication Disorders, Michael G. Tramontana and Barry Nurcombe
34 Autism and the Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Fred R. Volker
35 Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Thomas Spencer
36 Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder, Barry Nurcombe
37 Substance-Related Disorders in Adolescents, Yifrah Kaminer and Deborah R. Simkin
38 Depressive Disorders in Children and Adolescents, David A. Brent
39 Pediatric Bipolar Disorder, David A. Brent and Lisa Pan
40 Suicidal Behaviorand Children and Adolescents, Robert A. King
41 Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents, Barry Nurcombe
42 Child Maltreatment, William Bernet
43 Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Children and Adolescents following a Single-Event Trauma, Brett McDermott
44 Tourette Disorder and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in Children and Adolescents, Michael H. Bloch and James F. Leckman
45 Developmental Disorders of Attachment, Feeling, Elimination, and Sleeping, Barry Nurcombe
46 Gender Identity Disorder, William Bernet
47 Psychological Reactions to Acute and Chronic Systemic Illness in Pediatric Patients, Barry NurcombeSection IV. Psychiatry in Special Settings
48 Emergency Psychiatry, Michael J. Sernyak, Jr. and Robert M. Rohrbaugh
49 Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, Catherine Chiles and Thomas N. Wise
50 Forensic Psychiatry, William Bernet

Author comments

Michael H. Ebert, M.D.
Associate Dean for Veterans Affairs and Professor of
Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine
Chief of Staff, VA Connecticut Healthcare System
West Haven, CT

Peter T. Loosen, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN

Barry Nurcombe, M.D.
Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Departments of Pediatric Medicine and Psychiatry and
University of Western Australia, Perth

Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry
University of Queensland, Herston

James F. Leckman, M.D.
Neison Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics,
and Psychology
Director of Research
Yale Child Study Center
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, Ct

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