Two key challenges face mental health practitioners: making the correct psychiatric diagsis and choosing the most appropriate treatment option. This book aims to help with both. Clinical Guide to the Diagsis and Treatment of Mental Disorders - Second Edition combines clinically-relevant information about each of theDSM-IV-TR diagses with clear, detailed information on treatment options, giving full clinical management advice. Once again, the editors, both leading psychiatrists, have condensed the chapters on Disorders from Tasman et al's acclaimed two volume textbook of Psychiatry (w in its Third Edition), retaining only the content they deem particularly relevant to the clinician for ease of use. Each disorder is discussed under the headings of Diagsis (including Assessment Issues, Comorbidity, Course, and Differential Diagsis, giving diagstic decision trees where relevant) and Treatment (listing all therapeutic options, giving practical advice for patient management, summarising treatment specifics with tables and treatment flowcharts). The original edition established itself as the first point of reference for any clinician or mental health practitioner needing expert advice on therapeutic options for any psychiatric disorder. This edition features an additional chapter on the psychiatric interview and assessment of mental status to increase its utility. It echoes the progress in psychiatry regarding the establishment of an evidenced-based model of taxomy, diagsis, etiology, and treatment. Indeed, from a psychologist's perspective, the equal consideration provided to empirically supported psychosocial treatments versus somatic treatment is a significant development in the field of psychiatry. Jonathan Weinand in PsycCritiques, the American Psychological Association Review of Books
Michael B First Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University and the Psychiatric Institute of New York. He is an expert on the DSM-IV-TR classification and is playing a key role in the development of DSM-V. Allan Tasman Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, Kentucky, USA. Professor Tasman is Past President of the American Psychiatric Association and President 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.