Overdiagnosis In Psychiatry

Author: Joel Paris
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199350647
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Dr. Joel Paris's Overdiagnosis in Psychiatry takes a much-needed look at the dangerous epidemic of unnecessary or incorrect treatments. The last 30 years of psychiatry have seen the development of a system of classification aimed at establishing greater scientific credibility. Unfortunately, the current categories are based entirely on signs and symptoms rather than on causes, which remain unknown. This has inevitably made diagnosis imprecise and uncertain. The result is that well-meaning professionals can have problems separating psychopathology from normality, can be unduly influenced by diagnostic fads, and can ultimately wind up prescribing treatments that do more harm than good. Paris examines prominent examples of overused diagnoses including major depressive disorder, ADHD, bipolar-II disorder, autism spectrum disorders, and PTSD.

Goodwin And Guze S Psychiatric Diagnosis 7th Edition

Author: Carol North
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0190215461
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Acclaimed for its thorough yet concise overview of the natural history of psychiatric disorders, Goodwin & Guze's Psychiatric Diagnosis has been newly and extensively updated in this seventh edition. As in previous editions, each chapter systematically covers the definition, historical background, epidemiology, clinical picture, natural history, complications, family studies, differential diagnosis, and clinical management of each disorder. Terminology has been updated for consistency with changes made in DSM-5(R). Recent epidemiologic and neurobiological findings are provided, including the long term course of mood disorders, genetics and neuroimaging of schizophrenia and mood and other disorders, cognitive changes in relation to depression and dementia, brain stimulation techniques, outcome studies of eating disorders, and epidemiology of substance use disorders.

Drugs In Institutions

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee to Investigate Juvenile Delinquency
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Thomas M Cooley Law Review

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Vagueness In Psychiatry

Author: Professor of Philosophy Geert Keil
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198722370
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Blurred boundaries between the normal and the pathological are a recurrent theme in almost every publication concerned with the classification of mental disorders. However, systematic approaches that take into account the philosophical discussions about vagueness are rare. This is the first volume to systematically draw various lines of philosophical and psychiatric inquiry together, including the debates about categorical versus dimensional approaches in current psychiatric classification systems, the principles of psychiatric classification, the problem of prodromal phases and sub-threshold disorders, and the problem of over- diagnosis in psychiatry, and to explore the connections of these debates to philosophical discussions about vagueness. The book consists of three parts. The first part encompasses historical and recent philosophical positions regarding the nature of demarcation problems in nosology. Here, the authors discuss the pros and cons of gradualist approaches to health and disease, and the relevance of philosophical discussions of vagueness for these debates. The second part of the book narrows the focus to psychiatric nosology. The authors approach the vagueness of psychiatric classification by drawing on contentious medical categories, such as PTSD or schizophrenia, and on the dilemmas of day-to-day diagnostic and therapeutic practice. Against this background, the chapters critically evaluate how current revisions of the ICD and DSM manuals conceptualise mental disorders and how they are applied in various contexts. The third part is concerned with social, moral, and legal implications that arise when being mentally ill is a matter of degree. Not surprisingly, the law is ill-equipped to deal with these challenges due to its binary logic. Still, the authors show that there are more and less reasonable ways of dealing with blurred boundaries and of arriving at warranted decisions in hard cases.

Handbook Of Child And Adolescent Psychiatry Infancy And Preschoolers

Author: Joseph D. Noshpitz
Editor: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
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Everything clinicians and health care workers need to known about child and adolescent psychiatry. This book provides the most up-to-date, comprehensive coverage of all we know about child and adolescent psychiatry. Volumes 1, 2 and 3 explore the developmental stages and syndromes of infancy and preschool, grade school, and adolescence. Each of these volumes addresses the normal development during each period, the theoretical and clinical perspectives of the period, and the clinical syndromes most commonly associated with it. Volume 4 explores the varieties of development and the impact of psychosocial, medical, and foreign cultural factors on development on all three stage groups.

General Hospital Psychiatry

Author: Michael Alan Taylor
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Advancing Dsm

Author: Katharine A. Phillips
Editor: American Psychiatric Pub
ISBN: 9781585627493
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In Advancing DSM, leading psychiatric clinicians and researchers contribute case studies that are unresolved, are rife with controversy, and illuminate limitations of the current diagnostic system. Along with analysis of clinical cases, the contributors recommend broad changes to DSM to incorporate new knowledge from psychiatry and neuroscience and findings from new methods of diagnostic testing. Advancing DSM is a rich treasury of intriguing information for all clinicians and researchers. You will Develop an understanding of some of the shortfalls of the current system that will help you make better clinical decisions. Accurate diagnosis is the foundation for selecting the best treatment, determining prognosis, and enhancing our understanding of patients. With the help of real-world case examples, you'll develop a solid understanding of the complexities involved in making clinical diagnoses. Learn about developments that will advance future editions of DSM. Find out how new developments in psychiatry and neuroscience and new diagnostic testing tools such as functional MRI are changing the face of psychiatric diagnosis and will inform future editions of DSM. Be alerted to some of the vital questions that must be answered before a new DSM is developed. Each chapter raises important questions to answer if we are to develop new, more accurate, and more reliable diagnoses. For example, how do we determine the causes of mental disorders? How do we define a mental disorder? How should the groupings of disorders be revised to reflect information on etiology and pathophysiology? What are the implications of laboratory testing and neuroimaging for psychiatric diagnosis and practice? and many more. DSM has been a landmark achievement for the field. By allowing reliable diagnosis, it has brought order out of chaos and fostered groundbreaking advances in research and clinical care. Advancing DSM will brief you on exciting changes in psychiatry today that will impact the DSM of tomorrow.

Research Communications In Psychology Psychiatry And Behavior

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Principles And Practice Of Forensic Psychiatry

Author: Richard Rosner
Editor: Hodder Education Publishers
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Focusing on the needs of forensic psychiatrists this book shows how to apply clinical data to psychiatric-legal criteria. The contributors, many of whom are among the most prominent members of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, specify areas of general agreement on forensictopics, and describe major contending views on topics that lack consensus. Areas covered include psychiatric disability, determinations for social security workers' compensation and ethical guidelines.

Psychopathology In Epilepsy

Author: Steven Whitman
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
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While mental illness in epileptics has been studied extensively from a biological perspective, little serious attention has been paid to the role of nonbiological factors. This well-balanced volume, written by an international group of researchers and epileptologists, is the first to bring together recent, and in some cases, previously unpublished research on the social precursors of psychopathology in epilepsy. Proposing a multietiologic model which includes biological and social factors, this comprehensive collection considers such high-risk social variables for psychopathology as fear of seizure, stigma, discrimination, and the control of medical information by doctors. These thirteen chapters provide a foundation for continuing research and eventually for improved care for people with epilepsy.

Legal Challenges To The Voluntary Admission Of Children To Mental Hospitals

Author: National Juvenile Law Center
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The New Psychiatry

Author: Jerrold S. Maxmen
Editor: William Morrow & Company
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California Law Review

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Canadian Journal Of Psychiatry

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Rethinking Psychiatry

Author: Arthur Kleinman
Editor: Free Press
ISBN: 9780029174425
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In this book, Leinman proposes an international view of mental illness and mental care. He examines how the prevalence and nature of disorders vary in different cultures, how clinicians make their diagnoses, and how they heal, and the educational and practical implications of a true understanding of the interplay between biology and culture.