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Psychiatric dictionary.
Campbell, Robert Jean, 1926-
Sixth edition / Robert Jean Campbell.
Publication Information:
New York : Oxford University Press, 1989.
Physical Description:
811 pages ; 25 cm
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RC437 .H5 1989 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating

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Newly revised and updated, this is the definitive reference work on psychiatric terminology. It encompasses new information that has arisen from research advances, social changes, legal developments, and educational innovations since the appearance of the fifth edition in 1981. Many new terms have been added from the study of agoraphobia and panic disorder; sleep, speech, and eating disorders; depression; disorders in cognitive functioning; and particularly from neuroscience and psychopharmacology. In addition, the nomenclature of the recently revised third edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association has been incorporated. The result is an authoritative reference that offers encyclopedic, up-to-date coverage of all areas of psychiatric interest. Called "by far the best and most complete dictionary devoted to this subject" (Psychiatric Quarterly on a previous edition), this new edition will be welcomed by all professionals and students in the field of mental health.

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About the Author
Robert Jean Campbell, M.D., is Director of Gracie Square Hospital in New York City, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine, and President of the American Association of Psychiatric Administrators.

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The field of psychiatry encompasses new clinical discoveries, technological innovations, and extensive research. This psychiatric dictionary by Campbell (Cornell Univ., Weill Medical College) is a broadly recognized, up-to-date, comprehensive, and authoritative source intended to inform readers about new developments in psychiatry and related fields. The ninth edition is almost double the size of the eighth (CH, May'04, 41-5011), and has been revised and expanded through the addition of new definitions in psychiatry, neuroscience, psychiatry, and psychology. The entries are clearly written, comprehensive, and cross-referenced. Their length ranges from a paragraph to a page or two. The book doesn't provide a bibliography, but some of the entries refer to a term's origin, and provide an author and source. A glossary is included. The book's goal is to make the major discoveries in psychiatry understandable to readers of current journals and textbooks of psychiatry and clinical psychology. The author's intent is to make this volume's content comprehensible not only to professionals in the field but to the general public as well. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and above; general readers. M. Slobodinsky DeVry University North Brunswick