Clinical Guide to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Disorders

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9780470019153: Clinical Guide to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Disorders

A concise reference providing all the clinically relevant information required to diagnose and treat patients with mental health disorders.  

A Clinical Guide to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Disorders combines the DSM diagnostic criteria with clear, detailed information on treatment options, listing all drugs available for the disorder and giving full clinical management advice. Each disorder is discussed under the headings of Diagnosis / Differential Diagnosis, including assessment issues, laboratory tests or procedures, gender ratio, prevalence, familial pattern and Treatment, including therapeutic options and practical advice for patient management with the help of tables and treatment flowcharts.

  • The first book on the market to list treatment options and recommendations alongside the DSM-IV classifications of each mental disorder
  • Concise, focused clinical management advice given by the experts, all treatment options are discussed
  • Diagnostic decision trees, treatment flowcharts and algorithms provided for clear management guidance

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Two key challenges face mental health practitioners: arriving at the correct psychiatric diagnosis and choosing from among a wide range of available treatment options.

Clinical Guide to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Disorders isauthored by two leading psychiatrists and based on the text of the highly praised, authoritative two-volume textbook Psychiatry, 2nd Edition (edited by Tasman, Kay, and Lieberman). It is designed to provide clear, concise, and practical diagnostic and therapeutic advice to all practitioners involved in the treatment of mental disorders.

All DSM-IV-TR™ disorders are covered, and the Diagnosis and Treatment sections are written with the aim of focussing on the most clinically relevant information. All chapters follow clear templates for ease of use, and the text is concise and reader-friendly.

Clinical Guide to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Disorders will be an invaluable quick-reference tool for any practitioner involved in the management of individuals suffering from mental disorders.

About the Author:

Michael B. First Research Psychiatrist and Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Columbia University, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, New York, USA

Allan Tasman Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky, USA

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