Описание: Sleep Medicine as a sub specialty is taking off, with new sleep clinics opening up around the country and new imaging modalities giving way to improved
understanding of the sleep wake cycle. Sleep and Psychiatry are very closely linked; in fact, over half of insomnia complaints come from patients with psychiatric co morbidities. 80 per
cent of patients with mood disorders have sleep-related complaints.
Other disorders very commonly associated with sleep related complaints include major depressive disorder,
bipolar disorder, general anxiety disorder, PTSD, and substance abuse.
Описание: This issue provides an in-depth look at some of the hot-button topics in law and psychiatry. Forensic Psychiatry is growing as a specialty area of interest, but
this issue will be of interest not only to Forensic Psychiatrists, but all practicing psychiatrists, with topics ranging from malpractice claims to correctional psychiatry, psychopathology,
suicide risk assessments, and school violence, just to name a few.
Описание: Provides a perspective on forensic matters in child and adolescent psychiatry, with an approach that adds fresh thinking to the discussion, rather than rehashing known facts. This title includes articles that are geared toward child psychiatrists in clinical practice, providing practical information in this important area of study.
Описание: Discusses the role of ethics in psychiatry. This book covers such topics as ethics in research, ethics in clinical treatment, ethics in education, genetics, and the military. It contains separate articles on children, adults, and older patients, with special attention paid to women`s mental health, forensics, and addiction psychiatry.
Описание: This issue provides a very timely critical overview of geriatric evidence-based practices, the first step toward improving mental health services for older adults.
The issue begins with general overviews on evidence-based medicine and the principles used in evaluating scientific evidence. Systematic reviews then evaluate the effectiveness of
interventions for a variety of geriatric mental health disorders.
In particular, geriatric depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, late-life substance use disorders, schizophrenia, and
psychosis associated with dementia and Parkinson's Disease are discussed. A group of articles also review evidence-based practices related to specific settings, such as nursing
homes, and home and community-based care.
Описание: Psychiatry is not merely a branch of general medicine - it has a history and present configuration that is otherwise totally unique in medicine. But in the past fifty
years the scope of psychiatry has moved far beyond the old institutional basis even as it is ever more enriched by developments in general medicine. This issue surveys not the
"content" of psychiatric sciences, but the "processes" by which our care for millions of suffering human beings is being dramatically reshaped, despite many setbacks, generally for the
These diverse qualitative and technical trends range from changing models of service delivery and finance, increased focus on quality innovations in education and
workforce development, telehealth and electronic records, among many others. Each and all will touch the individual practitioner and affect every component of the health system with
increasing benefit to care of patients and society at large.
Описание: Reviews psychiatric concerns that are specific to women. This title includes comprehensive articles that discuss topics such as PMS/PMDD, Perinatal Disorders, Menopause, Infertility, Female Sexual Dysfunction, Substance Abuse in Women, Gender Differences in ADHD, Fibromyalgia, Breast Cancer, and Caring for the Elderly Female Psychiatric Patient.
Описание: Two very important topics in infants, children and adolescents are brought together in this one issue: "Eating Disorders (Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia) and
Obesity". The issue is divided into four sections: clinical aspects, etiology and neurobiology, treatment and prevention, and outcome. Articles cover diagnostic issues, psychiatric co
morbidity, risk factors, neuroimaging, neurobiology, treatment modalities, cognitive behavioral approaches, family intervention, pharmacotherapy, prevention, and outcome.
Описание: Divided into sections on diagnostic issues surrounding psychosomatic disorders, diverse conceptual models, biology of psychosomatic disorders, forensic issues, and treatment, this issue covers both adult and children`s psychosomatic medicine. It also explores topics such as: neural imaging, inflammation, disability assessments, and, malingering.
Описание: Stress in the DSM is referred to only in the sense of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, some research studies estimate up to two thirds of illnesses seen by general practitioners are `stress related`-GI problems, sleep disturbance, mental concentration, headaches, fatigue, shortness of breath, high blood pressure, dermatitis, illnesses from lowered immune system, and vague aches and pains - all can be symptoms and outcomes of the elusive stress factor. This issue of Psychiatric Clinics of North America discusses the scientific medical facets of stress, written by mental health and medical practitioners. It looks at the brain-body connection of stress - what the body does to result in stress and varying results stress has on the body. This fascinating cross-discipline look at stress is intended for psychiatrists, general practitioners, cardiologists, GI specialists, neurologists, sleep medicine specialists, respiratory specialists, and others who diagnose and treat patients with stress suspected as part of the illness equation or with self-reported stress. Topics include: Measurement of stress; Anxiety and stress-how they work together; Relationship between genetics and stress; Role of glia in stress; Sleep and stress; Diet and stress; Supplements and stress; Effect of severe stress on early brain development, attachment, and emotions; Role of stress and fear on the development of psychopathology; Expressions of stress in psychiatric illness; Dermatologic manifestations of stress in normal and psychiatric populations; Humor and the psychological buffers of stress; Stress expression in children and adolescents; Stress in service members; Stress in the geriatric population.