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Contents Preface 1. PSYCHIATRIC CLASSIFICATION A description of psychiatric classification and DSM-IV is presented. 2. ASSESSMENT DSM-IV has clarified the procedure of diagnosis, yet there is still need for a good history and mental status examination. Additional useful information may be obtained from psychological testing, EEG, brain imaging, and the Amytal interview. 3. PSYCHOTIC DISORDERS Schizophrenia, the major psychotic disorder, is a chronic disorder. There are several other psychoses which mimic schizophrenia but which appear to have different etiologies. 4. MOOD DISORDERS Mood disorders include both depression and mania. They can be major or minor and primary or due to medical causes. Treatment is often quite specific and successful. 5. DELIRIUM AND AMNESTIC AND OTHER COGNITIVE DISORDERS ... The unique syndromes produced by compromised brain function must be considered prominently in the differential diagnosis of almost all other psychiatric disorders. 6. DEMENTIA Dementia is defined and clues for making the diagnosis are given. Treatable and untreatable types are listed along with general treatment principles. 7. SUICIDAL AND ASSAULTIVE BEHAVIORS Suicidal patients are common and diagnostically diverse. They need to be identified and vigorously treated. Violent patients require special handling and a careful workup. 8. ANXIETY DISORDERS Anxiety disorders include not just patients with anxiety but also patients with phobias, unfortunate reactions to severe stress, and obsessive compulsive disorders. 9. DISSOCIATIVE DISORDERS These dramatic conditions include amnesias, fugues, dissociative identity disorder, and depersonalized states. All are uncommon but striking when encountered. 10. GRIEF AND THE DYING PATIENT A description of normal grief and unresolved grief, with treatment principles. Clinical presentation and treatment of the response to chronic illness and dying are described. 11. CONDITIONS WHICH MIMIC PHYSICAL DISEASE Some medical patients may really have a psychiatric illness. Possibilities include conversion disorder, somatization disorder, hypochondriasis, and pain disorder. 12. PSYCHOSOMATIC DISORDERS The general characteristics of psychophysiologic illness are described and the psychological and physiological mechanisms are detailed. Specific psychosomatic disorders are listed. 13. PSYCHIATRIC SYMPTOMS OF NONPSYCHIATRIC MEDICATION The medications most likely to cause psychiatric symptoms are presented along with the clinical pictures they produce. 14. PSYCHIATRIC PRESENTATIONS OF MEDICAL DISEASE Anxiety, depression, and confusion may all have a purely medical cause. The physical disorders which most commonly present with psychiatric symptoms are described. 15. PSYCHIATRIC PRESENTATIONS OF NEUROLOGICAL DISEASE Neurological disease produces psychiatric symptoms partially based on the location of the CNS pathology. Specific diseases are described. 16. PSYCHIATRY OF ALCOHOL Alcohol-related conditions are common and include intoxication, abuse, withdrawal, DTs, and hallucinosis. Treatments are described. 17. PSYCHIATRY OF DRUG ABUSE Drugs covered include opioids, sedative-hypnotics, hallucinogens, stimulants, and inhalants. 18. PSYCHOSEXUAL DISORDERS Disorders of normal sexual performances are covered, as are sexual deviations, and disorders of gender identity. Available treatments are presented. 19. SLEEP DISTURBANCES An understanding of normal sleep and a careful history are key to a good evaluation of the two common sleep disturbances, insomnia and hypersomnia. 20. PERSONALITY DISORDERS Several different personality disorders are recognized. Although all of them produce dysfunction, in each case the personality characteristics seem "natural" to the patient. 21. MENTAL RETARDATION Mental retardation is common and due to a variety of causes. It is not necessarily an irreversible condition. 22. THE PSYCHOTHERAPIES There are numerous different psychotherapies in use but the major ones include psychoanalysis, supportive psychotherapy, group therapy, cognitive-behavior therapy, and family therapy. 23. BIOLOGICAL THERAPY The major drugs in adult psychiatry are the antidepressants, the major and minor tranquilizers, and lithium. ECT plays a major role, and psychosurgery a minor role in modern treatment. 24. THE ELDERLY PATIENT The elderly patient has some unique sensitivities. Knowledge of special psychopharmacologic and psychotherapeutic principles is needed to treat these patients satisfactorily. 25. LEGAL ISSUES Legal matters are assuming ever greater importance in psychiatry. Particularly complex are involuntary commitment and treatment issues as well as the interface between psychiatry and the criminal courts. 26. IMPULSE-CONTROL DISORDERS This grouping constitutes an odd collection of conditions which have just enough in common to be placed together. However, specific disorders from this group could just as easily be placed elsewhere in DSM-IV-TR. Moreover, a number of other disorders are discussed which could as easily (and perhaps will) be placed here as well. INDEX
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Psychiatry -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Mental illness -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Psychological manifestations of general diseases -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Mental Disorders -- Handbooks.