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Described as 'truly outstanding' by The New England Journal of Medicine and 'a gold standard for our field' by the American Journal of Psychiatry, the second edition of this flagship textbook has been extensively revised and updated to reflect progress and understanding in the field. Written by extremely well-known and highly regarded experts, it takes a patient-centered approach, presenting information on normal development and then the behaviour, signs and symptoms of disordered behaviour. Its excellence of authorship, depth and breadth of coverage set it apart as a truly impressive reference that will be indispensable for all those involved in the treatment psychiatric disorders.

Covering new and developing topics and treatments that have emerged since publication of the first edition, PSYCHIATRY, Second Edition incorporates:
* more than 20 new chapters including:
neural development
mechanism of neural transmitter action
global perspectives
pathophysiology of addictions
hallucinogen abuse
premenstrual dysphoric disorder
* significant updates on psychiatric disorders and their treatment, including:
bipolar disorders
* extensive revision of the scientific foundations of psychiatry
* references updated to include the literature up until 2002
* the DSM-IV and ICD diagnostic classification systems
All previous edition chapters have been completely re-written and expanded to include current clinical practices and basic mechanisms in psychiatric disorders and therapeutics. This new edition also includes important features such as:
* tables, charts and illustrations to highlight key information
* clinical vignettes to illustrate current clinical practice
* diagnostic and treatment decision trees to help both the novice and experienced reader
* extensive references directing the reader to further information and reading for each topic

PSYCHIATRY, Second Edition will be indispensable for all those involved in the treatment of psychiatric disorders:
* from clinicians at all levels of experience
* to medical students wanting a quick review
* and health care professionals

Acclaim for the first edition:

"PSYCHIATRY is also noteworthy for the extraordinary breadth of topics covered. ... I was highly impressed by the depth of discussion, excellent tables and graphics, and extensive references. .. The chapters on the various psychiatric disorders and their treatment are written by eminent clinicians and researchers and are extraordinarily comprehensive."
Review by J. Kocsis MD in JAMA (June 1997)
"More than 200 extremely well-known and highly regarded experts, many of them luminaries, have contributed chapters. [The Editors] are men whose credentials reach high into the academic and research stratosphere ... Extremely user-friendly.... PSYCHIATRY is a wonderfully conceived and beautifully executed textbook. Each time I open it, I am more impressed by the quality of work of the authors and editors. They have given us the gift of a gold standard for our field."
Review by S. Vinogradov MD in American Journal of Psychiatry (August 2000)
"a truly outstanding textbook - in my view the best current textbook of psychiatry...This is a wonderful book. I urge all practicing psychiatrists, and especially all residents to purchase this book and read it."
Reviewed by L. Wells PH. D, MD in The New England Journal of Medicine 1997

About the Author:

Allan Tasman, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, Kentucky, is a Past President of the American Psychiatric Association and President-Elect of the Pacific Rim College of Psychiatrists. He is a world-renowned psychiatric leader and educator and is Secretary for Education of the World Psychiatric Association, responsible for all of the association’s worldwide education programmes and initiatives. 

Jerald Kay, Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, is one of the leading Child Psychiatrists and Psychiatry Educators in the US. 

Jeffrey Lieberman, Director of the New York State Psychiatric Institute and Chairman of psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center, is a leading psychiatric drug researcher with excellent clinical, academic and publishing credentials. He received the Adolf Meyer Award of the American Psychiatric Association in 2007.

Michael B First, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University and the Psychiatric Institute of New York, is one of the architects of the DSM-IV-TR classification and is playing a key role in the development of DSM-V. 

Mario Maj, Professor of Psychiatry at the Primo Policlinico Universitario in Naples, Italy, has been President of the Italian Psychiatric Association (since 2000); President of the Italian Society of Biological Psychiatry (since 1990); Secretary-General of the Association of European Psychiatrists (2001-2002); Editor of "European Psychiatry" and “World Psychiatry”. He became President of the Association of European Psychiatrists in January 2002 and takes on the Presidency of the World Psychiatric Association in September 2008. 

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