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Core Readings in Psychiatry, Second Edition

An Annotated Guide to the Literature

Edited by Michael H. Sacks, M.D., William H. Sledge, M.D., and Catherine Warren, M.L.S.

  • ISBN 978-0-88048-559-3
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Core Readings in Psychiatry, Second Edition, stands as an essential text for the academic. The contributors are distinguished experts who have a firm grasp of the relevant and classical citations in specific areas of psychiatry. In the intervening 8 years since the first edition, the profession's knowledge base has changed immensely. Included in this second edition are numerous citations and new topics such as AIDS, neuropsychiatry, models of psychoanalytic thought, child development, and medical economics.

The book will open bibliographic doors for the academician as well as for the provider, manager, and consumer of psychiatric services and knowledge. It is designed to be an introduction and guide to the entire psychiatric literature.


  • Contributors. Foreword. Introduction. Basic Sciences: Biological, Psychological, and Social. Neuroscience. Genetic. Psychoanalysis. Models of psychoanalysis. Psychology: cognition and emotion. Family. Group dynamics. Social and cultural factors: their role in mental illness. Psychiatric epidemiology. History of psychiatry. Psychopathology. Nosology, phenomenology, and diagnosis. Schizophrenia. Affective disorders. Unusual psychoses and culture-specific disorders. Anxiety disorders, phobias, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Personality disorders. Neuropsychiatric syndromes. HIV and AIDS. Mental retardation. Chronically mentally ill patients. Sleep, sleep disorders, and dreaming. Sexual disorders. Eating disorders. Substance-related disorders. Posttraumatic stress disorder. Bereavement and grief. Psychosomatic. Suicide. Violence. Child and adolescent psychopathology. Assessment. Psychiatric interviewing. Diagnostic psychological testing. The clinical neuropsychological examination. Neurology for psychiatrists. Novel approaches to diagnostic assessment in neuropsychiatry. Treatment. Psychopharmacology. Electroconvulsive therapy and psychosurgery. Psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Psychoeducation. Cognitive psychotherapy. Brief psychotherapy. Crisis intervention and emergency psychiatry. Group psychotherapy. Family and marital therapy. Milieu therapy: inpatient and partial hospitalization—special problems and populations. Consultation-liaison psychiatry. Behavior. Interpersonal psychotherapy. Sex therapy. Geriatric. Modalities in child and adolescent psychiatry. Normality and development. Infant and child development. Adolescent and young adult development. Adult development. Gender issues in human development across the life cycle. Socially disadvantaged and cross-cultural populations. Special topics. Community psychiatry. Administration in psychiatry. Ethics. Forensic psychiatry. Economics issues in psychiatry. Military psychiatry. Occupational psychiatry. Psychiatric research. Psychiatric education and supervision. Books for families about serious mental illness. Index.

[This book] may prove useful as a way of learning about new aspects of psychiatry—especially for medical students, residents, or practitioners as well as busy academicians. This volume is a useful overview of the literature of the diverse and complex field of psychiatry.—American Journal of Psychiatry

The chapters are written by leading authorities in their field and cover all the essential areas in mental health. This is an outstanding and up-to-date bibliography. This bibliography will be an invaluable asset to clinicians, psychiatric educators, and psychiatric residents who want to keep abreast of this rapidly expanding field.—Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal

An efficient and exhilarating tool to access the essence of the knowledge base of psychiatry. Core Readings in Psychiatry, Second Edition, will be an invaluable resource for clinicians seeking key recent references on specific disorders of their patients; for educators preparing psychiatry curricula; and for students at every level wishing to sample and savor the effervescent highlights from the full range of our field.—Stuart C. Yudofsky, M.D., Professor and Chairman, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

This well-researched compendium enables the reader to quickly gain access to the most important publications in modern psychiatry. It includes both 'classical' and contemporary works, and provides both depth of understanding and new research data.—Kenneth Z. Altshuler, M.D., Stanton Sharp Professor and Chairman, Department of Psychiatry , University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas

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