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The Harvard guide to psychiatry
Nicholi, Armand M., 1928-
Third edition.
Publication Information:
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1999.
Physical Description:
xiv, 856 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
General Note:
Rev. ed. of: The new Harvard guide to psychiatry. 1988.
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New Harvard guide to psychiatry.
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This edition provides a review of the state of psychiatry in 1999. Of interest are the reviews of changes in neurobiology of mental disorders, in the section on brain and behaviour. The section on psychopathology clarifies emerging diagnostic categories and offers insight into addictions.

Author Notes

Armand M. Nicholi, Jr., M. D., is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and a Clinical Associate at the Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Library Journal Review

Given the rate of progress in psychiatry and the brain sciences, a new edition of this readable, authoritative compendium is welcome just a decade after the second edition. Dr. Nicholi has assembled 58 experts (ten of them women) and contributes three chapters himself. Notable contributors include Allan Hobson on sleep, Chester Pierce on race and culture, and Alan Stone on psychiatry and law. Where rare overlaps occur, the reader gains perspective, e.g., several authors consider medication in addition to Ross Baldessarini, whose long chapter on psychopharmacology is a valuable summary of a huge field. An exemplary writer with a strong humanistic bent, Nicholi himself fails to note recently declining divorce and teen pregnancy rates, leaving his last chapter overly pessimistic. Still, this is a fine guide to an exciting and rewarding profession. Mental-health professionals will benefit from this book, as will lay readers who want to go beyond general titles such as Dianne and Robert Hales's Caring for the Mind (LJ 4/15/95).ÄE. James Lieberman, George Washington Univ., Washington, DC (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Armand M. Nicholi, Jr.Armand M. Nicholi, Jr.Larry J. Seidman and Rosemary ToomeyDeborah Blacker and Ming T. TsuangPerry F. Renshaw and Scott L. RauchM. Marsel MesulamSteven E. HymanJ. Allan Hobson and Rosalia SilvestriW. W. MeissnerGeorge E. VaillantJohn C. NemiahMichael W. Otto and Mark H. Pollack and Michael A. Jenike and Jerrold F. RosenbaumMing T. Tsuang and Stephen V. Faraone and Alan I. GreenAnthony J. RothschildJohn G. GundersonRalph A. Nixon and Marilyn S. AlbertMalcolm P. Rogers and Gregory Fricchione and Peter ReichLester Grinspoon and James Bakalar and Roger WeissDavid B. Herzog and Anne E. BeckerW. W. MeissnerRoss J. BaldessariniLee BirkLee BirkEran D. MetzgerNicholas A. Covino and Fred H. FrankelPaul Summergrad and Kathy Sanders and Jeffrey B. Weilburg and Randy S. GlassmanMichael S. Jellinek and David B. HerzogArmand M. Nicholi, Jr.Andrew Satlin and Benjamin Liptzin and Michael Jenike and Carl Salzman and Stephen PinalsJean A. FrazierGeorge E. VaillantDonald C. Goff and Jon E. GudemanEdwin H. CassemChester M. Pierce and Felton J. Earls and Arthur KleinmanEdward M. HundertJane M. Murphy and Mauricio Tohen and Ming T. TsuangKen Duckworth and Jonathan F. BorusAlan A. Stone
Prefacep. xv
Introductionp. 1
Part 1 Examination and Evaluation
1. The Therapist-Patient Relationshipp. 7
2. History and Mental Statusp. 26
3. The Clinical use of Psychological and Neuropsychological Testsp. 40
4. Classification and DSM-IVp. 65
5. Neuroimaging in Clinical Psychiatryp. 84
Part 2 Brain and Behavior
6. Neural Substrates of Behavior: The Effects of Focal Brain Lesions upon Mental Statep. 101
7. The Neurobiology of Mental Disordersp. 134
8. Sleep and Its Disordersp. 155
Part 3 Psychopathology
9. Theories of Personalityp. 171
10. Defense Mechanismsp. 196
11. The Psychodynamic Basis of Psychopathologyp. 203
12. Anxiety Disorders and Their Treatmentp. 220
13. Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disordersp. 240
14. Mood Disordersp. 281
15. Personality Disordersp. 308
16. Disorders of Cognitionp. 328
17. Psychosomatic Medicine and Consultation-Liaison Psychiatryp. 362
18. Substance Use Disordersp. 390
19. Eating Disordersp. 400
Part 4 Principles of Treatment and Management
20. The Psychotherapies: Individual, Family, and Groupp. 415
21. Psychopharmacologyp. 444
22. Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Systemic Behavioral Psychotherapyp. 497
23. Sex Therapyp. 525
24. Electroconvulsive Therapyp. 543
25. Clinical Hypnosisp. 552
26. Patient Managementp. 567
Part 5 Special Populations
27. The Childp. 585
28. The Adolescentp. 611
29. The Elderly Personp. 635
30. The Person with Mental Retardationp. 660
31. The Alcohol-Dependent and Drug-Dependent Personp. 672
32. The Person with Chronic Mental Illnessp. 684
33. The Person Confronting Deathp. 699
Part 6 Psychiatry and Society
34. Race and Culture in Psychiatryp. 735
35. Ethical Issues in the Practice of Psychiatryp. 744
36. Psychiatric Epidemiologyp. 752
37. Population-Based Psychiatry in the Public Sector and Managed Carep. 778
38. Psychiatry and the Lawp. 798
Indexp. 825