Well known for providing a thorough yet concise view of the natural history of psychiatric disorders, this popular text has been newly updated chapter by chapter in this seventh edition. As in previous editions, each chapter systematically covers the definition, historical background, epidemiology, clinical picture, natural history, complications, family studies, differential diagnosis, and clinical management of each disorder. Terminology has been updated for consistency with changes made in DSM-5. Recent epidemiological and neurobiological findings are provided, including the long-term course of mood disorders, genetics and neuroimaging of schizophrenia and mood and other disorders, cognitive changes in relation to depression and dementia, brain stimulation techniques, outcome studies of eating disorders, and epidemiology of substance use disorders. This edition reaffirms the importance of careful psychiatric diagnosis as the essential foundation for treatment decisions. No other text provides such a lucid, well-documented and critically sound overview of the major syndromes in psychiatry. Medical students, psychiatric residents, and other students will continue to find Psychiatric Diagnosis a unique guide to the field.
New to this Edition:
"This book has been and continues to be a superb contribution to psychiatry and medicine. Outstanding reviews of the literature for the various psychiatric disorders including mood, schizophrenic, panic and phobic, post-traumatic stress, obsessive-compulsive, eating, somatization, antisocial personality, borderline personality, alcoholism, drug dependence, delirium and dementia...should be required reading for all psychiatrists."
-- Michael Schrift, D.O., M.A. (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine) Doody's Review - previous edition
" . . . (the first edition) . . . . was one of the great dementia the field . . . The fifth edition of Psychiatric Diagnosis hews to the authors' previous high standards. Once again, we are treated to a clearly written, empirically based compilation of basic knowledge about 11 major categories of mental disorder. And, once again, the authors' commitment to agnosticism remains as pure as ever. In a field that continues to be tendentious, these authors steadfastly resist temptations to advance any agenda beyond the scientific."
-- Contemporary Psychology
"Twenty-two years after first being published, this significant book continues its role as an important work in the area of psychiatric diagnosis. It offers conciseness, clarity, and simplicity while providing a quick overview of the most essential core of psychiatric disorders."
"The book was clearly written, entertaining... The book retains its original style-readability combined with a no-nonsense approach that is refreshingly jargon-free. I highly recommend this book."
-- Annals of Clinical Psychiatry
It is intended for medical students, psychiatric residents, psychiatrists, and anyone in the mental health field.