Youth

Author: Elizabeth Trejos-Castillo
Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781626180673
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Youth development represents a complex set of individual transitions embedded in a particular socio-political environment, cultural context, and historical timing. Though turning points are experienced across the life span, changes may possibly be even more salient in youth given the fundamental biological, cognitive, psychological, and social transformations occurring at this developmental stage. This book is a joint effort by American, European, and Asian scholars who provide a multi and inter-disciplinary view of the current state of youth development and discuss a world-wide range of timely issues. Topics discussed include health concerns for youth in the areas of evaluation of nutritional outcomes, heightened risks of cardiovascular disease, psychiatric treatment, and mental health; and socialization and contextual effects are also covered in the areas of youth violence, bullying and cyberbullying; treatment needs in substance use disorders, contexts outside school and family, and challenges in the school environment.

Too Bright To Hear Too Loud To See

Author: Juliann Garey
Publisher: Soho PressInc
ISBN: 9781616953447
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In this brilliant inside look at mental illness that weaves together three timelines, Greyson Todd leaves his successful Hollywood career and wife and young daughter to travel the world, giving free reign to the bipolar disorder he has been forced to keep hidden for almost 20 years.

Diagnostic And Statistical Manual Of Mental Disorders Dsm 5

Author: American Psychiatric Association
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
ISBN: 0890425574
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This new edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5®), used by clinicians and researchers to diagnose and classify mental disorders, is the product of more than 10 years of effort by hundreds of international experts in all aspects of mental health. Their dedication and hard work have yielded an authoritative volume that defines and classifies mental disorders in order to improve diagnoses, treatment, and research. The criteria are concise and explicit, intended to facilitate an objective assessment of symptom presentations in a variety of clinical settings -- inpatient, outpatient, partial hospital, consultation-liaison, clinical, private practice, and primary care. New features and enhancements make DSM-5® easier to use across all settings: The chapter organization reflects a lifespan approach, with disorders typically diagnosed in childhood (such as neurodevelopmental disorders) at the beginning of the manual, and those more typical of older adults (such as neurocognitive disorders) placed at the end. Also included are age-related factors specific to diagnosis. The latest findings in neuroimaging and genetics have been integrated into each disorder along with gender and cultural considerations. The revised organizational structure recognizes symptoms that span multiple diagnostic categories, providing new clinical insight in diagnosis. Specific criteria have been streamlined, consolidated, or clarified to be consistent with clinical practice (including the consolidation of autism disorder, Asperger's syndrome, and pervasive developmental disorder into autism spectrum disorder; the streamlined classification of bipolar and depressive disorders; the restructuring of substance use disorders for consistency and clarity; and the enhanced specificity for major and mild neurocognitive disorders). Dimensional assessments for research and validation of clinical results have been provided. Both ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM codes are included for each disorder, and the organizational structure is consistent with the new ICD-11 in development. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, is the most comprehensive, current, and critical resource for clinical practice available to today's mental health clinicians and researchers of all orientations. The information contained in the manual is also valuable to other physicians and health professionals, including psychologists, counselors, nurses, and occupational and rehabilitation therapists, as well as social workers and forensic and legal specialists.

Advances In Psychology Research

Author: Serge P. Shohov
Publisher: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 9781590339435
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'Advances in Psychology Research' presents original research results on the leading edge of psychology. Each chapter has been carefully selected in an attempt to present substantial advances across a broad spectrum.

Interpersonal Psychiatry

Author: P. Mullahy
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401172927
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An impressive amount of work, experimental, statistical and "observa tional" or "phenomenological" has been done in psychiatry during the past 30 to 40 years. Although Sullivan's achievements have placed him in the first rank of psychiatry, some of the work done since he died in 1949 can be assimilated to enchance his achievements. For this reason, I enlisted the aid of Menachem Melinek, M.D., whose wide knowledge of re cent and contemporary psychiatric studies is admirably suited to the task of assimilating some of them to Sullivan's theories. PATRICK MULLAHY Acknowledgments The authors wish to acknowledge with gratitude Mrs. Mari Hughes, formerly secretary, Department of Psychology, Manhattan College, for typing the original manuscript. Dr. Robert G. Kvarnes of the Washing ton School of Psychiatry, read the original manuscript and contributed several keen criticisms and suggestions for which we are grateful. We wish to express our thanks to the Department of Psychiatry, at Montefiore-North Central Bronx Hospitals for the support in preparing the final manuscript of the book. Robert Steinmuller, Director of Psychiatry at North Central Bronx Hospital was generous with his help. We would like as well to acknowledge the support of the Department of Psychiatry at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center and its Director of Psychiatry, Dr. Harvey Bluestone.

Mood Disorders

Author: S. Nassir Ghaemi
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781767637
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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. Chapters review the pharmacology of all antidepressants, mood stabilizers, and antipsychotics in current use and point out these drugs' advantages and drawbacks in specific clinical situations. Other chapters address clinical problems such as depression, mania, and ADHD in children and the conundrum of schizoaffective disorder. The Practical Guides in Psychiatry series provides quick, concise information for professionals on the front lines of mental health care. Written in an easy-to-read, conversational style, these invaluable resources take you through each step of the psychiatric care process, delivering fast facts and helpful strategies that help you provide effective and compassionate care to your patients.

A Beautiful Mind

Author: Sylvia Nasar
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451628420
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The bestselling, prize-winning biography of a mathematical genius who suffered from schizophrenia, miraculously recovered, and then won a Nobel Prize.

Pharmacological Treatment Of Mental Disorders In Primary Health Care

Author: World Health Organization
Publisher: World Health Organization
ISBN: 9241547693
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This manual attempts to provide simple, adequate and evidence-based information to health care professionals in primary health care especially in low- and middle-income countries to be able to provide pharmacological treatment to persons with mental disorders. The manual contains basic principles of prescribing followed by chapters on medicines used in psychotic disorders; depressive disorders; bipolar disorders; generalised anxiety and sleep disorders; obsessive compulsive disorders and panic attacks; and alcohol and opioid dependence. The annexes provide information on evidence retrieval, assessment and synthesis and the peer view process.

Hallucinations

Author: Meredith S. Payne
Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781617282751
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A hallucination, in the broadest sense, is a perception in the absence of a stimulus. In a stricter sense, hallucinations are defined as perceptions in a conscious and awake state in the absence of external stimuli which have qualities of real perception, in that they are vivid, substantial, and located in external objective space. The latter definition distinguishes hallucinations from the related phenomena of dreaming, which does not involve wakefulness. This new book gathers and presents research from around the globe in the study of hallucinations including the origin of hallucinations, auditory verbal hallucinations in schizophrenic patients, Charles Bonnet Syndrome, as well as hallucinations and suicide risk and the neurobiological basis of hallucinations.