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Introductory Textbook of Psychiatry

This accessible primer on the basics of psychiatry summarizes the DSM-5® diagnostic system, various psychiatric disorders and treatments, interview-ing and assessment, psychiatric emergencies, legal issues, and more. Other features, such as clinical points, self-assessment questions, and an exhaustive glossary of terms, add to the educational value and enhance learning.

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  • Introductory Textbook of Psychiatry, Seventh Edition 
  • Study Guide to Introductory Psychiatry 

The prevalence of psychiatry in popular culture has coincided with the rise of amateur armchair psychiatrists—and this often serves to muddy the waters about what, exactly, the field entails. For all the misconceptions, though, psychiatry is an endlessly fascinating field, charged with defining and recognizing mental illnesses, identifying methods for treating them, and discovering their causes and developing measures to prevent them. Introductory Textbook of Psychiatry dispels common misunderstandings and delves into what makes this such an exciting discipline. Now in its seventh edition, this bestselling guide is organized along the lines of DSM-5 and has been updated to reflect changes to the manual, including new medications and therapies.

Rigorous in scope, Introductory Textbook of Psychiatry is nevertheless accessible and conversational in tone. It employs fascinating case vignettes, clinical pearls, self-assessment questions, and tables and figures as it offers a summary of:

  • The DSM-5 diagnostic system
  • The neurobiological basis of psychiatry
  • Interviewing and assessment—including specific questions that patients can be asked
  • The various psychiatric disorders
  • Legal issues
  • Psychiatric emergencies
  • Treatment

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Last updated: January 27, 2022

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