The American Psychiatric Association Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with SchizophreniaThe guideline focuses specifically on evidence-based pharmacological and nonpharmacological treatments for schizophrenia and includes statements related to assessment and treatment planning, which are an integral part of patient-centered care. The guideline provides direction on implementing these recommendations into clinical practice, with the goal of improving the quality of care and treatment outcomes for patients with schizophrenia.
Clinical Sleep MedicineThis guide features the most up-to-date information and latest guidelines and summarizes the pathophysiological mechanisms, epidemiology, clinical presentations, and management of the six principal categories of adult and pediatric sleep disorders: insomnia, hypersomnia, sleep-disordered breathing, circadian disorders, parasomnias, and sleep-related movement disorders.
Human TraffickingThis is an educational and clinical resource for health care practitioners from any discipline who may encounter sex- or labor-trafficked persons. The book provides the background knowledge and frontline clinical strategies providers need to identify, relate to, and treat these psychologically wounded, yet resilient patients.
Seeking ValueThis comprehensive volume examines the myriad factors that have led to the current state of health care in the United States—starting with an analysis of the meaning and history of value measurement—but it does not stop there. It offers a holistic vision for health care reform, one in which psychiatric professionals play a pivotal role.
Tipping the ScalesThis book takes an unflinching look at the role of ethics in compelling treatment for individuals with severe and enduring eating disorders (SEEDs) and the legal context in which coercion, civil commitment, and related issues are situated. The book explores ethical considerations, coercion in treatment, mental capacity in anorexia nervosa, medical guardianship, civil commitment, harm reduction, palliative care, end-stage anorexia, physician-assisted death, and more.
Treatment of Psychological Distress in Parents of Premature InfantsThis volume delves into recent findings on the psychological effects of premature birth on parents. Individual chapters focus on maternal psychological distress as well as the commonly neglected issues that affect fathers. Uniquely, this book outlines a comprehensive programmatic approach to psychological consultation in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), describing how to leverage common interventions, including trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy, in innovative ways to reduce ...
Nature and Nurture in Mental DisordersThe book thoughtfully discusses the theories that affect the study of genes, the environment, and their interaction and examines what the empirical evidence reveals about each of these issues. The author posits a biopsychosocial approach—one that acknowledges the role an individual’s predisposing genetic factors, interacting with environmental stressors, play in the etiology of many mental disorders.
Treatment of Stress Response SyndromesThis invaluable text teaches clinicians to employ a transtheoretical approach, integrating multiple therapeutic modalities to treat patients who have undergone severe stress. The author emphasizes repeated assessments and formulations that form the foundation for individualized treatment plans.